Launched in 2011 and operated by members of the Goldring Arts Journalism program, the goal of Green Room Reviews is to be a virtual green room.
In a theater, a green room is the space in which actors take their final breaths before entering or returning to the stage. It’s a space in which performers are given final touchups or encouraging words before being called to stage. A director’s critique session after an early performance or dress rehearsal may also take place in the green room.
By keeping up-to-date theater listings and reviews, we hope to provide a place for central New York audiences to feel comfortable spending time before seeing a show.
We also hope to offer valuable and thoughtful criticism of the performances in the area, as we see them. To find more about the site, writing for Green room, or pitching a theater review or story, contact us using the form below or directly send the editor a note at GreenRoomReviews@gmail.com.
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Goldring Arts Journalism
The Goldring Arts Journalism master's program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is the first accredited journalism school in the country to train journalists to write about arts and culture.
The program is an interdisciplinary collaboration with the School of Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, giving master’s students access to an array of arts and journalism courses taught by writers, academics and artists.
Currently directing the Goldring program is Eric Grode, a regular freelance theater critic and reporter for The New York Times. Each year Goldring students with an interest in theater oversee Green Room Reviews.
Meet the Writers
Dara McBride is a Delaware native and obsessive reader. She spent three years as a lifestyle editor for a local newspaper in Maryland.
A graduate student in the Goldring Arts Journalism program, she is focusing on visual arts and theater, and recently interned with American Theatre. She can be reached at email@example.com or @DaraMcBride.
Jerald Raymond Pierce has a thirst for theater. The eternally parched Chicago-based writer moonlights as a reviewer and assistant editor for Chicago Stage Standard. Putting his Ohio University B.F.A. in acting to good use, Jerald also covers the Indianapolis Colts for ColtsAuthority.com. (Trust him, sports are extremely theatrical.) As a storytelling enthusiast—and someone who gets entirely too excited talking about dramatic structure—Jerald aspires to cover the theater community in a way that ushers a younger, more engaged and more knowledgeable audience into the theater.