Cindy Bandle Young Critics

For 10th through 12th grade girls in Chicago and the suburbs

Offered completely FREE to young women, in 10th to 12th grade, throughout Chicago and the suburbs. This program introduces young women to theatre criticism and the world of professional writing. Participants are given press night tickets to every production in the Goodman’s season as well as one-on-one mentoring from multi-disciplined writers. They will also get a chance to experiment with numerous writing styles, with the goal of refining their authentic voice. 

The young critics will see several Goodman shows, attend bi-monthly workshops on writing and other theatre topics, and have the opportunity to interview directors, actors and playwrights associated with Goodman productions!

What You’ll Need: Two references, a personal statement about your interest in CBYC, and a writing sample. The writing sample can be a critique, essay, a collection of poems, short stories, etc.(2 pg max)

APPLY HERE |Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Changes have been made to the 17/18 Schedule!

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 312.443.3811 ext. 119 or email CBYC@GoodmanTheatre.org.

 

NEW OPPORTUNITY!

THE CBYC MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The CBYC Mentorship program is a hands on volunteer program for undergraduate writers interested in working side by side with Cindy Bandle Young Critics participants. This program is designed to be an educational resource for women who want to use their creative expertise as a tool for learning. A focus in playwriting is not required, we are looking for a diverse group of writers.

Mentors will receive extensive training to develop their mentorship and facilitation skills. By the end of the season mentors will be able to make deeper connections with students, create curriculum, and analyze multiple styles of writing. Mentors will also see several Goodman shows, attend CBYC workshops, and have the opportunity to engage with directors, actors and playwrights associated with Goodman productions!

What You’ll Need: Two references, a writing sample, and a personal statement. The writing sample should reflect your writing style and the work you do (2pg max). Your personal statement should tell us how this program will benefit you, your writing, and mentoring skills.

APPLY HERE |Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Changes have been made to the 17/18 Mentor Schedule!

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 312.443.3811 ext. 119 or email CBYC@GoodmanTheatre.org.

 

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