Part Two of the fantastic evening with Franco and Holli, this time talking about what a critic is, does, why we need them and how we can all just get along. In detail: Why Do We Need Critcs?; What Are They Anyway?; Critic Doesn’t Mean Criticism; Judge What You See; Attaching Your Real Name to Reviews; Attitudes Changing After Writing; Separating Art from the Artist; Quality Control; Who Do We Listen To?; FringePick; On the Same Team; How To Receive Criticism; Being Honest; Not Here To Change Your Show; Don’t Interfere With the Process; Cabaret-Specific Behaviour; Write to Franco!; Cabaret Is Not a Niche; Burlesque Criticism is Very New; Financial Independence is Literary Freedom; Events of the Year; Madame Jojo’s; Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s Future; Bar Wotever; Facebook Real Name Debacle; Conchita Wurst and The Year of Drag; Draggy, Circusy Year; Panti Bliss And Her Amazing Speech; Snoop Dogg; Michael Gove Loves Chap Hop; The Bruno Story; Audience Member Really ENJOYS The Show; Being Flipped Off; Hen Party Puke; Alp Haydar is a Legend; Collective Awe; Tell the World About Greatness.
About Franco:Since 2012, Franco Milazzo has been the publisher and editor-in-chief of This Is Cabaret, the only website shortlisted for a London Cabaret Award. The Daily Beast called him "a man with an encyclopedic knowledge of the city's cabaret culture," which was kind of them. When not penning withering or enthusiastic reviews for TIC of whichever show he stayed awake through the previous night, he can be found writing music, comedy, opera, theatre and food for Londonist. This votary of cabaret enjoys good books and walks by the sea.
About Holli:Holli-Mae Johnson is the founder and editor of 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, a pioneering publication created seven years ago to unite, document and celebrate the global burlesque community. Holli is actively involved in the burlesque community on a day to day basis and is privately consulted by performers and producers at every level for promotion, critique, recommendations and encouragement. As a documenter and critic, she has seen countless burlesque and variety performances from across the world and provides an intimate perspective and insight into the lives and careers of burlesque’s greatest pioneers, performers and personalities.Website:http://21stcenturyburlesque.com/