The International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) is pleased to announce a young critics’ seminar to be held in conjunction with the 14th edition of the Europe Theatre Prize in St Petersburg, Russia, April 12-17, 2011. The seminar will be comprised of three groups (working in the English, French and Russian languages), each of which will be open to a maximum of 10 participants. Applications are invited from professional theatre critics 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 St Petersburg and the cost of any visa required for entry to Russia. However, the Europe Theatre Prize generously offers participants free hotel accommodation (you may be required to share a room with another participant of the same sex), meals and tickets for performances.

The seminar groups will be led by three experienced theatre critics: Jean-Pierre Han (Francophone group), Mark Brown (Anglophone group) and Nikolaï Pesochinsky (Russophone group). The annual Europe Theatre Prize has been awarded to many great theatre makers (Krystian Lupa, Patrice Chéreau, Peter Zadek, Lev Dodine, etc.), and showcases many world class productions.

Applications are requested by February 28, 2011, to be sent by email to IATC director of seminars
Jean-Pierre Han: [email protected] A list of successful applicants will be made available as soon as possible in order that participants can make arrangements for travel and visas.