Rescripted’s mission is to reprogram the way we critically engage with each other using an empathetic lens, while cultivating critics and adding new voices to the field.
Rescripted is a collective of theatre professionals from all levels and disciplines in the field who are interested in engaging with their peers on a critical level. Founded by Regina Victor and Katherine O’Keefe and based in the Chicago theatre community, Rescripted is a response to the national shortage of theatre critics and the need for a broader range of voices in the critical sphere. Rescripted publishes reviews, artist interviews and essays on the performing arts. Rescripted aims to reprogram the way we critically engage with each other while cultivating critics and adding new voices to the field.
Rescripted is shaped by the people who contribute to it and the conversations they are interested in having. We come from a supportive framework: we engage critically but respectfully, and furthermore we encourage responses and dialogue. Someone writes a review you disagree with? Pitch us your response at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to know what you think about the art you make and see. Most of all, we want to provide a path for open conversation between critic and artist, and make space for those identities to live in one person.
We believe that we should have a place in the historical record of dialogue alongside major news publications, because we’re the ones immersed in the practice of making art. When we go see a show, we can apply our own expertise and cultural awareness to give you a fair, honest critique through our lens. Our writers don’t pretend to be anything we aren’t: we’re biased and we’re going to let you know about it in our artist profiles, so you can see exactly why we have these unique points of view. Check out the Write With Us tab to fill out a writer application!
Regina Victor – Founder & Editor in Chief
Emma Durbin – Director of Operations
Contact Us at email@example.com for inquiries.
Rescripted is sponsored in part by the Friends of Chicago’s Neighborhood Theatres.