We are thrilled that you’re interested in writing for Rescripted, and we can’t wait to get to know you and your writing better.
You can pitch us a single idea or apply to be a regular writer. Information for both is at the bottom of this page.
Please take some time to get familiar with our site before applying. Here is an idea of the work we publish:
Reviews – 400-700 words. Capture your embodied experience of a live performance for your peers, and the archive. What should audiences know in order to enjoy this play, to meet it where it is? Why do you think this show or company deserves amplification? Reviews should include the entire cast and crew listed on the website or program.
Critiques / Essays – 500-1500+ words. Your embodied experience of a live performance, with context about the work’s social and historical context, and what it means to produce it in the present moment.
Flip the Script 500-1500+ words. This series is for Chicago area critics out of town, or writers who have something to add to Chicago’s scene. Examples include reviews of works that originated in Chicago or will come to Chicago, stories or aesthetics you’d like to see come to Chicago, or Chicago Theatre artists working on projects outside of Chicago Theatre.
Interviews – 500-2000 words. Is there an artist you love? Interview them for Rescripted! If you need help building interview questions or setting up a time, our Editor may be able to help.
Testimonials – 1000+ words. Testimonials are artist experiences that have not been corroborated by Rescripted, but have relevance to a greater conversation about a professional or cultural dynamic in the industry.
Rescripted Reveal: 600-2000 words. If you’re an artist that wants to give a behind the scenes look at your profession, we’d love to hear from you! Tell us what it is like to be an actor, dancer, producer, etc.
TO PITCH an idea to Rescripted:
We want to hear from you! Rescripted prides itself on the fact that all our critics are members of the Chicago Theatre Community. This pitch page is intended to make it easier to get your ideas to us!
If any of the above article types appeal to you, please send a paragraph pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “WRITER PITCH – YOUR NAME” and please include your name, profession, amount of time you’ve been in theatre (Chicago and elsewhere), and any demographic info you feel comfortable offering.
TO APPLY to write regularly with Rescripted:
Our application consists of questions that will later become your Artist Profile – click here to see a sample profile – and a 500 word writing sample. Your written sample can be something you’ve already published, or a pitch that you’re interested in us publishing. You can find the application in this google form, apply today!
Here are the required elements you will find in the application:
- Website and/or Bio (200 word max)
- Why do you want to write for Rescripted?
- What are your artistic disciplines?
- What “lenses” do you bring with you when you go to a show?
- Who is your favorite theater artist and why?
Lastly, in the form you can submit a 500 Word writing sample – either a previously published piece or a review/essay that you’d like us to consider!
Click here to apply for Rescripted. We can’t wait to read your work!
Regina Victor, Editor-in-Chief