Welcome to The Key! Rescripted‘s youth program co-facilitated by Founder of Rescripted Regina Victor, and television and theatre critic Oliver Sava.  Our second session of The Key begins September 18th, applications have now closed, but check back for updates on our newest class and their writing! The Key is produced in partnership with Chicago Inclusion Project, and hosted at Steppenwolf Theater Company.

The six sessions for youth ages 16-23 of The Key feature the opportunity to see Chicago theatre, workshop their reviews, learn about the principles of criticism and to learn from guest speakers from different areas of the local arts community. In its inaugural session, The Key reviewed productions from Steppenwolf Theater, Shattered Globe Theatre, First Floor Theater, Firebrand Theatre, and TimeLine Theatre. Guest speakers included playwright Ike Holter, writer/ producer Aaron Carter, editors Tasha Robinson and Genevieve Koski, and local theater critics Kerry Reid, Loy Webb, Kris Vire, and Chris Jones.

Click here to read what the students of The Key wrote last year.

Applications for the 2018 session have now closed, but click here to view the sample application!

From left to right: Regina Victor (co-facilitator), Emjoy Gavino (Chicago Inclusion Project), and Oliver Sava (facilitator) of The Key.