I’m up on School for Birds (one of my favourite arts blogs) this week, in conversation from December talking about criticism, critics, deadlines, theatre, and artists, saying things like:
I really believe that everyone has a right to talk about theatre. Everyone has a voice and it is valid. Perhaps, because artists have had a reviewer ‘not get it’ and because those reviews come with a position of power, some artists get this idea that they don’t want people to have an opinion because it might be ‘wrong’. I think that is really scary. You might be talking about a small group of critics, but when you extrapolate that out, it is your audience that you are silencing.
You can read the whole thing here.