Everyone's a Critic Mar 7, 2013


$12 • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater

Everyone's a critic! Or are they? What's the difference between having an opinion and having a conversation? How do we move beyond “love it/hate it” reviewing and into real dialogue?

Join Culturebot at On the Boards for a one-night-only interactive performance event that seeks to answer these questions. Culturebot’s Jeremy Barker and Andy Horwitz will enlist some of Seattle’s best and brightest artists, critics, funders, administrators and audience members to begin breaking down contemporary performance and how we talk about it. Everyone’s A Critic will launch their Citizen Critic Project, a national initiative to activate and inspire public critical conversations on the arts and society.

Featuring Tonya Lockyer, Brendan Kiley, Matthew Richter, Jose Amador, Serge Gart, Tommer Peterson and others!

Culturebot is an ongoing exploration and re-imagination of the role of the critic in the 21st Century. Launched as a blog for Performance Space 122 (NYC) in 2003 and operating independently since 2007, Culturebot.org functions as an NYC-based online magazine covering contemporary performance nationally and internationally. Led by Founder Horwitz and Editor Barker, Culturebot has become synonymous with leading arts coverage, breaking important stories while providing in-depth coverage and examination of some of the major arts issues. Today they take as their mission the idea of critical horizontalism, a new framework for arts journalism that proposes an approach in which criticism is creative practice, engaging with the artist’s process over time.