Cindy Bandle Young Critics

For 10th and 11th grade girls in Chicago and the suburbs.

Offered completely FREE to young women in the 10th and 11th grade throughout Chicago and the suburbs, this joint venture between Goodman Theatre and the Association for Women Journalists – Chicago introduces young women to theater criticism and the world of professional writing. Participants will receive tickets to productions in the Goodman’s 2016/2017 Season, one-on-one mentoring from professional journalists and have the opportunity to interview artists associated with Goodman Theatre productions!

Click here to download an application for the 2016/17 school year.  Deadline extended to October 21, 2016! All new applicable dates and deadlines included within. 

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 312.443.5581 or email

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To read reviews from the 2015/2016 Cindy Bandle Young Critics, visit OnStage+, the Goodman's online magazine, at