The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has announced a new program expressly for teenagers. Their Student Arts Reporter program commences on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
This is an opportunity for youth aged 12-18 to become a Student Arts Reporter. This program is designed for students interested in the arts and journalism or critical writing. The Wallis is partnering with the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and other local media partners to help mentor students to view productions with a critical eye and write reviews for selected Wallis performances throughout the season. Student’s reviews will be published on The Wallis website. The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle will hold an introductory panel on March 19th, 2016 from 10:30-12 PM which students in the program must attend.
Participating students will be expected to review at least three shows per season in at least two genres (theater, dance and/or music) and interview at least one artist.
Included with the program:
Introductory class taught by members of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle
Laminated press pass
Press kits for shows students will review
Up to four tickets per reporter for each performance they review
There is a one-time administrative fee of $50.00 The Wallis is pleased to offer scholarships to students who need financial assistance.
For more information please contact Debra Pasquerette, Manager of Community Engagement here.
An initiative of GRoW @ The Wallis, the Wallis Student Arts Reporters program introduces participating students to various aspects of performing arts reporting. Students will learn special writing skills through an introductory workshop, led by top arts and culture reporters and critics from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend and gain real life experience by reporting on select performances at The Wallis.
The program kicks off on Saturday, March 19 with a mandatory workshop from 10:30am to 12pm at The Wallis. The workshop will introduce participating students to the fundamentals of performing arts journalism. Students will learn the various aspects of arts reporting, such as how to view productions with a critical eye, how to interview artists, and more.
The workshop will be led by Jonas Schwartz (Theatermania.com) with fellow LADCC members Dany Margolies (ArtsinLA.com, The Daily News) and Pauline Adamek (ArtsBeatLA.com, Stage Raw).
Following the introductory workshop, participating students will be expected to review at least three performances per season across at least two genres (theater, dance and/or music). Students will be equipped with an official The Wallis Student Arts Reporters press pass, a notebook, official press kits, and up to four tickets per reporter for each performance they select to review. Performances available for review this spring include The Lightning Thief, The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly, the Ezralow Dance Company, Seedfolks, select classical music concerts, and more.