JOUR 201 | Theatre Criticism


Enrollment: In stock

Instructor: Pat Cerasaro


Find your critical voice with this in-depth class on how to specifically develop your writing to gain interest and provide insight into the performing arts for your followers.
Students will additionally review some of the great critics as well as reviews of the past and present to find out how they became iconic... and, after taking this class, you could be, too!  Students will try their hand at a review of the show of their choice and learn how to hone their skills to maximize the impact of their writing.

COURSE START DATE:  September 1, 2017

Instructor:  Pat Cerasaro

Course Length:  10-15 hours (estimated)

Difficulty Level:  All experience levels

Prerequisites:  None

Program Type:  Certificate with Verifiable Credential

Syllabus will be posted soon.

Pat Cerasaro


Having risen to prominence as the Senior Editor and Chief Interviewer of the #1 theatre site in the world from 2009-2015, as a journalist Pat Cerasaro's work has appeared in an impressive assortment of entities ranging from The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter and US Weekly to NBC, The Biography Channel and beyond. As a director, Pat first presented two all-star casts in a pair of sold-out charity concerts at The Public Theater's celebrated concert space Joe's Pub in 2014 honoring the artistry of Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. Subsequently, Pat's credits include collaborating with Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman on the New York City premiere of their musical Whistle Down The Wind as well as a series of unprecedented special concert events created with Steinman at Broadway cabaret venue Feinstein's/54 Below including Total Eclipse, Paradise Found and Steinman Stripped, as well as events at Rockwell Table & Stage In Los Angeles and Kulak's Woodshed in Hollywood. Additionally, Pat has helmed several spotlight shows, including those for Cash Money Records artist Karine Hannah, Tyce Green, Anneliese van der Pol and Rachel Levy, plus co-directed the NYC concert premiere of Starmites alongside original creator Barry Keating. Most recently, in early 2017, Pat directed the buzzworthy Broadway Goes A Cappella, now set for studio album treatment and release later this year. Upcoming projects include directing and co-producing several live events, including Do You Hear The People Sing? and Broadway Goes A Cappella 2.

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