The 2011 ATCA Weekend Meeting (aka “Mini-Meeting”) was in New York City, Feb. 4-6. Here’s the registration form.
2010 Annual Conference, July 14-18, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Conn.
ATCA went back to its 1974 birthplace, “America’s premiere theater laboratory.” The O’Neill is a template for developmental programs for new plays, musicals and critics, with a rich roster of playwrights of national significance.
The conference included a side bus trip up the Connecticut River valley to the delicious Goodspeed Opera House (worth an article) for a revival of “Carnival!”
Our mornings were at the Radisson, starting with breakfast buffets and including ATCA meetings, panels, discussions and a Perspectives in Criticism. A panel on the new media was be at Monte Cristo, the O’Neill family cottage, famous from his plays (also worth an article). At the O’Neill, there was a panel of theater pros telling us what they think of theater criticism…
SPRING, 2010: Humana Festival of New American Plays, Special Visitors (formerly Critics) Weekend
Actors Theatre of Louisville, March 25-28
Not an ATCA event, but many critics attend and ATCA annually annouces the Steinberg/ATCA and Osborn new play award winners. Click here to read some blog entries on the weekend just completed.
WINTER, 2010: Denver Mini-Meeting
Feb. 11-13, 2010
Colorado New Play Summit, Denver Center Theatre Company, Denver, Colorado
Some ATCA members at the Denver conference: (left, in rear) Jim Steinberg; (left to right) Chris Jones, Christine Dolen, Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Bill Hirschman, Chris Rawson, Jonathan Abarbanel, Lynn Rosen, Barry Gaines, Rick Pender and Brad Hathaway; (left to right, in front) Juliet Wittman (in red), Glenn Loney, Barbara Bannon, Judith Reynolds and Sylvie Drake.