The International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) is pleased to announce a young critics’ seminar to be held in conjunction with the Baltic Drama Festival in the Latvian capital, Riga, November 18-24, 2011 (details of the festival programme follow below this invitation). Our hosts invite us to hold one seminar group, working in the English language. The seminar will be open to a maximum of 10 participants. Applications are invited from English-speaking professional theatre critics who are aged between 18 and 35 years of age; please attach to your application a brief (one page) CV, two or three examples of your writing as a professional critic and a letter of recommendation from your national section of IATC.

Successful applicants will be responsible for both the cost of travel to and from Riga and the cost of any visa required for entry to Latvia. However, the Baltic Theatre Festival generously offers participants free hotel accommodation, meals and tickets for performances.

The seminar will be led by Mark Brown, an experienced theatre critic from Scotland.

Applications are requested by September 10, 2011 to be sent by email to IATC Adjunct Director of Seminars, Mark Brown: [email protected]. Successful applicants will be contacted as soon as possible in order that participants can make arrangements for travel and, where applicable, visas.