Our Reviewing Policy

Please note that our policies are subject to change.

The New England Theatre Geeks receive free tickets to professional, fringe, and community theatre productions in exchange for our work as arts journalists. It is our intent to provide an unbiased review and we are under no obligation to make positive statements. There are times when tickets are not made available to the Press. If these are shows NETG readers want to know about, a Geek will purchase a ticket with their own funds. Sometimes a Geek will write a review for a production outside of New England. The review is written at the discretion of the Geek, and in the interest of the New England-area Arts Community. (updated 06/13/17)

There are members of the NETG staff that are actively involved in New England-area theatre as cast, crew, and staff members. If a non-Geek entity wishes to have a review written for a production and a Geek is involved, the resulting review will not discuss any element that involves the participating Geek. In order to ensure as much objectivity and integrity of participating Geeks as possible, this principle applies to most aspects of a production.

If two or more Geeks are involved in the same production, that production will not be reviewed. Again, this is to ensure objectivity and journalistic integrity. The Geeks will, however, be happy to write previews, features, or post announcements about these productions. (6/13/17)