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
Mary Walrath is an arts journalist with a life-long interested in theatre. As a "music school dropout" herself, she applies her formal musical training and degrees in communication media and sociology from Nazareth College to observe and review theatre from all angles. She believes in the social and cultural power of theatre and hopes to contribute to making it an art form that is accessible to and loved by many.