Theater Critic Interviewer

We are looking for an interviewer with a background in theater criticism to assist with a research project on the current conditions, opportunities, and challenges faced by theater critics of color in the United States. For our purposes, theater criticism involves writing about and reviewing live theatrical performances for newspapers, magazines, websites, and other media.

This work will take place over a period of approximately 4 months, beginning in late September 2023 and continuing through the end of January 2024. 

This is a part-time, temporary contract that is fully remote.


  • Conduct and record interviews of 45-60 minutes in length with at least 8 different theater critics of color. 
  • Collaborate with project stakeholders in writing interview questions
  • Identify and contact prospective interviewees
  • Schedule interviews
  • Review and correct interview transcripts
  • May be asked to code transcripts for qualitative data analysis purposes
  • May also be asked to contribute to additional research on the state of cultural criticism by critics of color

Desired qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the field of theater criticism in the United States
    • Practicing theater critics are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Personal network of theater critics of color
  • Experience conducting interviews
  • Experience using transcription software, such as, to create and correct transcripts
  • Experience with coding qualitative data


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be located in the United States
  • Must have access to teleconference software such as Zoom or Google Meet that allows for recording of hour-long interviews

Compensation is a flat fee of $4,000.

To apply, please send:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter
  • Three references

Send to:
Deadline: September 15.

Sharon Mizota is an independent consultant and art critic based in Los Angeles.

Critical Minded is a grantmaking and learning initiative that supports cultural critics of color in the United States. Our purpose is to build the resources and visibility of cultural critics of color through: direct support to publications and individuals, research, advocacy, and convening.

Founded by the Nathan Cummings Foundation and Ford Foundation, Critical Minded launched with a national convening of critics in 2017. It emerged from the belief that engaging critically with the ideas and images that surround us is a prerequisite for transforming our cultural landscape and preserving democracy.