Helen Shaw on the Opportunity Inside the Catastrophe
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
2:45 p.m. EDT
About this Session
Helen Shaw, theatre critic for New York magazine and Vulture.com, is an expert at exploring the evolutions that keep an ancient artform vital. In this talk, she’ll explore what she hopes are the opportunities for innovation and revitalization are for theatre makers and other artists inside this moment of challenge, and what relevant and electrifying art will look like on the other side.
- Think through how ancient artforms can evolve to stay relevant and thrive amidst societal upheaval. Explore opportunities for innovation and revitalization among different artforms.
- Imagine the mechanisms needed to support tomorrow's art.
Helen Shaw, New York Magazine/Vulture
This session is a part of the 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference.
Theatre Critic, New York Magazine/Vulture
Helen Shaw is the theater critic for New York magazine and its culture vertical Vulture. She has also written theater criticism for Time Out New York (for 15 years), 4Columns.org, Artforum, The New York Sun, Art in America, BOMB magazine and The Village Voice. She has also written for TheatreForum, American Theatre magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, and The New York Times. She has been a two-time Drama Desk nominator, a two-time Obie judge, and a four-time Lucille Lortel nominator/voter; she is currently a Tony voter, a member of the Hewes Design Award committee, and a member of the New York Drama Critics Circle. She was awarded the 2017-2018 George Jean Nathan Award for theater criticism.