I asked American Theatre Magazine if I could cover the Time Based Arts Festival in Portlandand they said yes. I got my first press badge.
The great thing about having a press badge was seeing a ton of great performances for free. The bad part was that I saw a lot of great performances over the course of a week and then had to turn the experience into a coherent write up.
It was a challenge but I'm pleased with how it turned out. You can read the whole thing here.