ATCA Connects programming on March 15, 2022 explores theater newsletters

ATCA Connects programming on March 15, 2022 explores theater newsletters

Over the past few decades, theater criticism has moved from newspapers and magazines to blogs, social media, video and more. This month’s topic for the splendid series of on-line programming developed by ATCA committees over the past year is newsletters.

Lindsay Christians by Maureen Janson Heintz

On March 15, 2022 at at 8pm Eastern Time, a new ATCA Connects session free to ATCA members will explore with guest journalists why a theater critic might start a newsletter, what tools are needed to get started, what content should go into it, how to find subscribers and bring in revenue.

Current ATCA Events chair Lindsay Christians, arts writer for The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin, will moderate this discussion with three successful substack newsletter editors.

Lauren Halvorsen

Lauren Halvorsen (@halvorsen), a writer, editor, administrator and dramaturg from Washington, D.C. Her newsletter, Nothing for the Group, was a 2021 Editor’s Pick for “Best Way to Learn About the American Theatre Industry” by the Washington City Paper.

Katie Buenneke

Katie Buenneke (@kbuenneke) is a member of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and a theater critic for Stage Raw. Her work has appeared in LA Weekly, the Atlantic, Paste Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, the Village Voice and more. She is the creator of Theater

Barry Singer

Barry Singer has written extensively about the arts for the New York Times, the New Yorker, New York magazine and many more. His latest book, “Ever After: Forty Years of Musical Theater and Beyond 1977-2020,” was published by Applause in October 2021. His newsletter is called On The Arts and

This event is free for ATCA members to attend, but purchasing a free ticket is required. Sign-in as a member and then “purchase” a free ticket on the event page. Note that the zoom link to the event will be sent to registrants by return email. We’ll have some time for socializing too, so come chat with fellow ATCA members!

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