DID THEY LIKE IT? TO CREATE CRITIC COHORT TO AMPLIFY UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES
FOR RELEASE ON MONDAY, JULY 12
NEWLY BRANDED REVIEW AGGREGATE
DID THEY LIKE IT?
TO AMPLIFY UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES
OUTSIDE OF CRITICAL MAINSTREAM
**APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN**
New York, NY – Did They Like It? (formerly known as Did He Like It?) will launch in September 2021 with a newly announced critic cohort. The completely rebranded review aggregator site is seeking to assemble a cohort of five critics to amplify underrepresented voices that aren’t in the critical mainstream and provide users with broader, more diverse perspectives.
To apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/didtheylikeitcohortapp
Led by Jose Solís, the DTLI Critic Cohort, a group of 5 reviewers that extend beyond the traditional sources for reviews, will provide a comprehensive, multi-dimensional look at each show, adding new, vital voices to the conversation. All members of the Critic Cohort will be paid to contribute reviews and editorial features for the site.
As the leading review aggregator of live theatre on Broadway, Off Broadway, and around the world, Did They Like It? has one mission: to make reviews more accessible and digestible. Formerly known as Did He Like It?, this completely rebranded site will launch in Fall 2021.
Did They Like It? encourages all folx to apply regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Applicants with all levels of experience are invited to apply. There are no prerequisites in regard to education or professional experience.
Applicants must submit the following no later than Saturday, July 31:
(1) Cover Letter in PDF format that answers the question “Why Am I a Critic in 2021?”
(2) Samples of Reviews of Recent Theatrical Productions in PDF format. The productions cannot have taken place prior to 2020. Streaming theatre / digital theatrical event reviews will be accepted.
Please do not submit any materials beyond the requested items.
All applications will be thoroughly reviewed. Applicants who have advanced to the next round of the process will be notified in mid August.
Application Deadline: Saturday, July 31
Link to Apply: https://bit.ly/didtheylikeitcohortapp
As the leading review aggregator for live theatre on Broadway and Off Broadway, Did They Like It? has one mission: to make reviews more accessible and digestible — they should be easy to find and most of all, fun! By using a signature visual rubric and guided by an unbiased and unaffiliated DTLI editorial team (aka The Thumb Squad) — fans can quickly understand the critical response to a show and make informed decisions with just a few clicks. We believe diverse perspectives are fundamental to the critical landscape. At DTLI, the exclusive Critic Cohort, a group of accomplished reviewers that extend beyond the traditional sources for reviews, provide a comprehensive, multi-dimensional look at each show, adding new, vital voices to the conversation. So whether you’re new to theatre and searching for a must-see, a serious superfan whose Playbill collection is “becoming a problem,” or even an industry insider who wants all the opening night reviews at your fingertips, Did They Like It? has got you covered!
Jose Solís (he/him) began his career as a critic at age 16 when he launched a film review website while living in Honduras, where he was born. He began writing about theatre while attending college in Costa Rica, and upon moving to NYC in 2012 focused entirely on the stage. His work appears in The New York Times, American Theatre, TDF Stages, Backstage, 3 Views, and America Magazine. In 2020 he was selected as the Floria Lasky Visiting Artist at Hunter College where he will host the Wed@One series, and started the BIPOC Critics Lab, a workshop he created meant to train the cultural critics of the future. The second installment of the Lab will be hosted by the Kennedy Center. He is also the creator and host of Token Theatre Friends, a weekly web series/podcast where he talks to some of the most influential theatre artists working today.
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