Cindy Bandle Young Critics

For high school 10th - 12th grade women in the Chicagoland area

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)

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Season.


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

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