Linnea Valdivia

Linnea Valdivia (she/her/hers) is a professional freelance dramaturg, critic, producer and playwright.

Linnea Valdivia (she/her/hers) is a professional freelance dramaturg, critic, producer and playwright. She has partnered with theaters including: the Lark, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Curious Theatre, Art House Productions, Playwrights Realm and New Dramatists. Linnea is an alumnus of the 2019 National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and the 2019 POP Core Workshop this summer at Playwrights Horizons. She is most interested in writing and supporting stories that re-imagine popular cultural narratives, challenge American folklore and explore histories that have undergone relentless historical erasure.

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Queering Theatre Criticism
Essay

Queering Theatre Criticism

12 December 2019

Linnea Valdivia discusses the weight of reviews in theatre, the failure in arts journalism to approach queer stories with respect and empathy, how a critic should react if they misgender an artist, and more.