Embedded Critics – Coming Soon To Your Local Theatre

If you can have embedded war correspondents, why not embedded critics? Dominic Papatola investigates a “new” CNN program: “The writer, G. Ima Toady, will receive unprecedented access to the theater’s production process, including rehearsals, literary department briefings, budget meetings and the twice-weekly castigations of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura by artistic director Joe Dowling. The arrangement ‘will allow CNN viewers to view, up-close, the difficult and sometimes bloody process involved in creating theater,’ said Sid Bedingfield, executive editor of the CNN News Group. ‘No journalistic institution has ever been this close to the action’.”