Our Speakers

Over the course of this class, we’ve had several wonderful speakers attend and share their knowledge. Here is where you can find out who they are.

Theater critic at USA TODAY:

Elysa Gardner,

- Gardner’s biography

artsPOST: Taking Broadway in as a theater-lover: USA TODAY’s Elsya Gardner talks about her job

Movie Critic at The Washington Post:

Ann Hornaday

- Hornaday’s Washington Post staff page

- artsPOST: Writing passion leads to writing about movies: Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday talks about her growth as a critic

TV critic at The Washington Post

Hank Steuver

Some of Hank’s stories/reviews:

Live for the Moment:


Conan O’Brian’s departure:


The Deep End:


Show on the family and critics whose views differ sharply:



Review of Damages:



Eric Brace

Peter Cooper

Music promoter/owner of the 9:30 Club:

Seth Hurwitz

And articles about his stance on the music issue of ticket sales

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