Membership meeting in the morning, then on to the Kimmel Center and artistic director Jay Wahl (curator, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts).
In the afternoon, at the Lantern Theater, where we were welcomed by artistic director Charles McMahon on the set of As You Like It.
The main event was a lively talk about the ethnocentricism (conscious or not) of most theater critics, by Diep Tran, associate editor of American Theatre magazine and especially its website. It was billed as a Keynote Address, but actually it was the latest in ATCA’s series, Perspectives in Criticism (click here for full text), and we hope to have the text on line soon.
In the evening, most saw Peter and the Starcatcher at the Walnut Street Theatre, followed by talk extending into the night.