Education The Fran Bauer Young Critics Project

The Fran Bauer Young Critics Project (FBYCP) is our newest arts education program. Named after our beloved Board member and journalist Fran Bauer, FBYCP was created to encourage the next generation of theater critics.

The project is designed to introduce Milwaukee high school girls to theater criticism and professional writing. Students will have a chance to attend a performance and monthly workshops taught by local arts educators, journalists and theater critics. During workshops, students will discuss each play’s themes and production strategies with directors, actors and other members of our production team.

FBYCP emphasizes the enthusiastic exploration of each student’s unique voice as women and writers.

We are grateful to have partnered with PEARLS for Teen Girls for this project! In previous years we have been able to provide their students with dynamic teams of local theater artists, including Arts Educator Trevor Rees, MFA; Writer, Poet and Founder of Still Waters Collective Dasha Kelly; Shepherd Express Theater Critic, Selena Melenski; Former Footlights Editor Amanda Schumacher; and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Theater Critic, Michael Fischer.

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Fran Bauer Young Critics Program, a Renaissance Theaterworks education program designed to introduce Milwaukee high school girls to theater criticism and professional writing.

We are deeply committed to Milwaukee's future generations of theater lovers!
Our goal with FBYCP is to foster a new and more diverse group of theater critics.

Please contact us for more information.