Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society are working with seven young people from across Scotland, aged 16 – 21, with an interest in learning about and developing skills in creative criticism in performance.
‘Young Critics’ will support each young person to develop their own critical response process, their individual voice, and understanding of performance across a range of artforms.
With Fringe Media accreditation each young critic will receive press packs and media updates along with the hundreds of other bloggers, journalists, press and broadcasters that attend each year to experience and review an amazing diversity of performances on offer. They will also receive complimentary press tickets to attend the shows they want to review.
The Young Critics Programme is a chance for seven young people to learn and develop the skills involved in arts criticism as part of the largest arts festival in the world. Participants will be given the opportunity to see a huge range of productions presented at the Fringe and develop their critical skills under the mentorship of YTAS and the Fringe Society media team, alongside professional theatre critic Gareth Vile.