Call for Writers: 2019 Montreal Theatre Hub Fringe Reviewers

Application deadline: Monday, April 29th


An official media partner of the 2019 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, Montreal Theatre Hub is recruiting new writers to complete our team of contributors!

Reporting directly to our Editor-in-Chief, selected applicants will work independently to produce individual full-length (500 word) critical reviews of shows throughout the festival (May 27th – June 16th), to be published on www.montrealtheatrehub.com as part of our special Fringe coverage.

MTH Fringe Reviewers receive:

  • Compensation via complimentary media tickets and full-access Superpasses to the festival (Superpasses grant free admission to unlimited A-Z Fringe shows**);
  • Digital exposure and publication of your work on a recognizable platform (our monthly viewership averages 30k);
  • Networking opportunities and invites to special media events (press conferences, VIP 5à7s, reserved seating at launches, etc.);
  • Opportunities for future paid work with Montreal Theatre Hub.

**Some restrictions apply.

Qualifications:

  • An educational or professional working background in Theatre, English Literature, or Journalism (related disciplines will be considered);
  • The ability to craft an articulate, insightful, informed, clear, and entertaining read;
  • The capacity to deliver quality work in a quick turnaround time;
  • Fluent English (French desirable but not required – if applicable, please note bilingualism in your application);
  • Expertise in any of the following performing arts will be considered a strong asset (please specify in your application): dance, improv, sketch, stand-up comedy, circus, clowning, bouffon, mask, puppetry;
  • Professional experience in reviewing is not necessary – the most important criteria is a demonstrated ability to produce original writing with appropriate tone, style, and skill.

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit the following to Camila Fitzgibbon at camila@montrealtheatrehub.com by Monday, April 29th (EOD/midnight).

  • Professional CV with relevant education/work experience;
  • Your availability and potential conflicts between May 27th and June 16th, 2019. The critical work period will be from June 6th to 9th.  Applicants MUST be available to review shows on the evenings of both Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th. 
  • Samples of your work in theatre reviewing/critical writing (1-3 samples). If a published piece cannot be provided, the applicant must work from memory to write and submit a 500-600 word critical review on a recent stage production they have seen (the production need not be professional; an analysis of an amateur or student show will be accepted.)

Applicants will contacted for interviews and notified of our final decision by Friday, May 3rd. Individual reviewing assignments will be distributed upon the unveiling of the full festival lineup on Tuesday, May 7th.


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