THE KEY: YOUNG CRITICS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
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, and we are accepting applications until September 10th. 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.
From left to right: Regina Victor (co-facilitator), Emjoy Gavino (Chicago Inclusion Project), and Oliver Sava (facilitator) of The Key.