ATCA Connects | Why, and how, to start a newsletter as a theater critic

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ATCA Connects | Why, and how, to start a newsletter as a theater critic

March 15, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT


Over the past few decades, theater criticism has moved from newspapers and magazines to blogs, social media, video and more. This month, our topic is newsletters. Why should you, a theater critic, start a newsletter? What are the tools you need to get started, what content should go into it, how do you find subscribers and how might it bring in revenue?

Lauren Halvorsen

Joining us for this event will be 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 (@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 Digest.

Katie Buenneke

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 Otherwise.

Avid newsletter consumer and current ATCA Events chair Lindsay Christians, arts writer for The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin, will moderate this discussion.

Barry Singer

This event is free for ATCA members to attend, but purchasing a free ticket is required. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants by return email. A video of the event will be posted to the ATCA YouTube channel and the ATCA Facebook page at a later date.



March 15, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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