The reviewers' opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect
the views of TheatreLouisville.org.
Would you like to be a Reviewer? If so, please read the following guidelines carefully. If you agree to follow them, send a short writing sample (between 100 and 150 words) to
. Include a short bio stating your credentials and publication credits, if any. (We welcome talented newcomers as well as veteran reviewers.) You will hear from us within one week.
- You may not review a production for which you, or a member of your immediate family, are related to a member of the cast, crew or administrative board.
- You may not review a production if you have been involved in another production by the same director or producer in any capacity within the preceding nine months.
- You may not review a production for which you, or a member of your immediate family, have a financial relationship (such as employer/employee or student/teacher) with a member of the cast, crew or administrative board.
- Review productions only within a 40-mile radius of Louisville.
- Understand that we do not pay for reviews or tickets to specific productions.
Also understand that theaters reserve only one or two complimentary
seats for each publication.
- You must submit your review within two days of seeing a production.
- Please proofread your review carefully. (We can correct an occasional esoteric error, but we don't have the staff to do copy edits.) Verify the spelling of all proper names.
- Send your reviews as plain ascii text — i.e., in the body of an email message. You may include some rtf formatting (bold, italics, etc.). However, we cannot accept reviews sent as attachments, PDFs or word-processing files.
- Include the following in each review:
- The full name, address, phone number and web address for the theatre whose production you are reviewing, along with the dates this production will run.
- Do not give away the plot. In fact, the less said about the plot, the better. The reviewer's job is to document the production in a way that makes the readers feel they were there with you. Describe in detail the sets, costumes, acting styles, sounds, sights etc. Do not use empty adjectives. Be specific. Give examples.
- Be constructive, not destructive. But be honest. No production is perfect. However, if you find fault, offer suggestions as to how it could be improved.
- If you leave before the end of a performance you may not review the show, and you will be held responsible for refunding the ticket price to the theater. Further, your name will be removed from the list of reviewers.
- Do not put us on any email lists, type our address into any Web sites, or include us in any "send this to everyone you know" group emails. Doing so will immediately disqualify you from any future activities with theatrelouisville.org.
- We consider the reviews to be "works for hire" at the behest of Theatre Louisville. You may NOT publish your reviews in other publications or on other websites. We reserve the right to edit, revise or reject any submission in our sole discretion.