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Want to know more about being a critic? Interested in joining our organization? Looking to submit a review or article to Critically Speaking? We want to hear from you. 

How to Join:

If you are a professional theatre critic or journalist in Canada writing about live theatre, we encourage you to join our organization.

Our annual fee entitles you to:

  • Membership in the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), including an international press pass
  • An opportunity to participate in the IATC’s international congresses and seminars
  • Receive and contribute to the CTCA’s e-bulletin Critically Speaking
  • Contribute to the IATC’s international web journal, Critical Stages
  • Vote for the Herbert Whittaker Award for Distinguished Contribution to Canadian Theatre

Membership Options:

  • Full Voting Membership: $45. Category covers anyone who is reviewing or covering theatre professionally on a regular basis for a print, radio, television or online medium.*
  • Associate Membership: $25. Covers anyone who is not a full voting member but has been writing about theatre, has been paid for their work and is pursuing a career related to theatre criticism, including the teaching of courses in theatre criticism.
  • Student Membership: $10. For those students 25 years and younger enrolled in a theatre program at a college or university who intend to pursue a career in theatre or theatre criticism.**

*Full voting membership entitles you to participate in all international and national events, run for office, vote in award categories, receive all email notices and newsletters.

**Student membership entitles you to receive all email notices and newsletters, and participate in CTCA sponsored national and select international events.

Payment:

Please email your application form (below) to Kelly Nestruck at jkelly@gmail.com 

An electronic funds transfer (ie Interac e-Transfer) can be sent to the same email address.

Alternatively, if you would like to send in your application or a cheque by mail, please contact Kelly at jkelly@gmail.com for further instructions.

Please mail, or attach to your email, the application form below:

CTCA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM