Cindy Bandle Cultural Critics

A FREE writing program for young writers in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades who identify as women, trans, nonbinary or gender non-conforming

About the Program
Program Dates
How to Apply

What is the purpose of arts criticism today? Is it simply to scrutinize actors’ performances and the intricacies of scenic elements? Or can it serve as a way of interrogating who we are as a society?

Goodman’s re-imagined Cindy Bandle Cultural Critics (CBCC) program believes that criticism, like art itself, should reflect the times in which we live. This FREE ten-week program is designed to strengthen participants’ critical voices as multifaceted writers and give them the tools to work across multiple platforms.

CBCC participants create cultural critiques to explore who we are and who we want to be. The program also prepares participants to work across a wide variety of platforms, from traditional print to online media and podcasting.

Through the lens of Goodman’s mainstage productions, participants hone their critical voice by attending performances and completing weekly writing assignments; learning to compose, create and shoot short video commentary; and producing audio stories for podcasts.

 

Program Dates

The program meets in-person on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N Dearborn St). Classes begin on March 12 and end on May 14.

 

How to Apply

Applications for CBCC are currently closed.