Bill Hirschman
Chair (2016-2019)

Hirschman is the founding publisher and chief critic of Florida Theater On Stage (, an edited advertising-supported arts journalism website created in 2011. He has worked in professional print journalism as a beat reporter, investigative reporter and editor for more than 40 years in New York, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas. Reviewing the arts since the late 1970s, he has focused on theater since 1998 for the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, while still freelancing regularly for The Miami Herald and Florida Weekly. His work has appeared in American Theatre, The Sondheim Review, and Variety, among other publications. He has twice served on the ATCA Excom, 2005-11 and again since 2013; served as treasurer of Foundation ATCA; and recently ended a lengthy tenure as chairman of the New Plays Committee which judges the Steinberg/ATCA and Osborn competitions. The past president of the Kansas and Florida chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists, he is currently a judge for the Carbonell Awards.  

Martha Wade Steketee
Vice Chair (2018-2021)

Steketee studied literature and theater at Harvard, social welfare at Washington University and the University of Michigan, and worked in legal and policy research before becoming a dramaturg, critic and editor. She reads scripts for theaters and festivals (including the O’Neill and the Public
Theater’s Emerging Writers Group), and writes on theater topics and personalities for HowlRound, TDF Stages, Urban Excavations, and other outlets. She has been on theater awards committees in Chicago (Jeff Committee member 2008-2009) and New York (Drama Desk nominator 2012-2014), and is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas where she is current regional VP for Metro NYC. She is Editor in Chief for Chance, a 2-year old print magazine with the tag line “looking at the world through the lens of theater and design.”

Executive Committee

Charles Giuliano (2017-2020)

Giuliano covers the equity companies of the Berkshires, Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow and its museums for Berkshire Fine Arts, which he founded in 2006. He ran the gallery program and taught art history and the humanities at New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, earned an MA and was an adjunct professor at Boston U., U. Mass Lowell and other colleges. After Avatar, he joined the weekly Boston After Dark/ Phoenix before becoming a staff critic for the daily Boston Herald Traveler. Other publications include the daily Patriot Ledger, a variety of magazines, columnist for Art New England and Art News. He started on line with Microsoft’s Sidewalk then founded Maverick Arts and the current Berkshire Fine Arts. He has recently published a book of poems, Shards of a Life, with another due in the fall. In 1970 he coined and was first to publish Gonzo. He is also a member of the International Association of Arts Critics.

Lou Harry (2017-2020)

 Harry, arts & entertainment editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal (, has written for more than four dozen publications including The Sondheim Review, Variety, Dramatics, and TheatreWeek. Among his published books are Kid Culture (Cider Mill Press), Creative Block (Running Press), and The High-Impact Infidelity Diet: A Novel (Random House), while his produced plays include Midwestern Hemisphere, Lightning & Jellyfish, and the long-running Going…Going…Gone: The Live Auction Comedy. Follow @louharry and @ibjarts and/or visit for more information.  

Kerry Reid (2016-2019)

Kerry Reid has been a freelance theater critic and arts journalist for 25 years, including the past 15 with the Chicago Tribune. She has also written for the Chicago Reader, Chicago Magazine, Backstage West, the East Bay Express, and American Theatre Magazine, among many other publications. Kerry studied journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO and graduated with a degree in theater studies and communications from Columbia College Chicago. After graduation, she worked with several off-Loop theater companies as a performer, director and writer. Many of her plays and solo performance pieces have been produced in Chicago, San Francisco and New York and have traveled to festivals in North America and Europe. in 2007, Kerry also helped found the Cindy Bandle Young Critics, a joint program of the Association for Women Journalists and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, which trains young women in high school in arts journalism and criticism.

Other committee chairs, etc.

Victor Gluck, chair Ethics Committee
Gluck was a drama critic and arts journalist with Back Stage, 1980-2006. In 2006, he started reviewing for, where he was Associate Editor, 2011-13, and has been Editor-in-Chief since 2014. His theater reviews have also appeared in Our Town, New York Guide/Wisdoms Child, East Side Express, The Brooklyn Spectator and The Brooklyn Times, Downtown Manhattan, The Native, Night and Day, C.A.B., The Shakespeare Bulletin, and Stages Magazine. Three of his cover stories for Back Stage were reprinted in the first two editions of The Backstage Handbook for Performing Artists. Also a playwright, his work has been performed in New York at the Quaigh Theatre, Ryan Repertory Company, St. Clements Church, Nuyorican Poets Café and The Gene Frankel Playwrights/Directors Lab. He is a voting member of the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle and Dramatist Guild, and was an NCI/O’Neill fellow the summer August Wilson made his debut there.

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, chair International Committee
Jenkins is Professor of Theatre and Head of the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A former chair of ATCA and former president of Foundation ATCA, Jenkins has published articles in major newspapers, reference books and scholarly journals and edited Under the Copper Beech, which chronicles ATCA’s early days. He took degrees in research and studio concentrations from the University of East Anglia (UK)Carnegie Mellon University, and San Francisco State University. Jenkins has directed more than two dozen productions in theatres across the United States, and served on the management team of Peter Brook’s productions of The Mahabharata and The Cherry Orchard at BAM. He serves on the board of trustees of the American Theatre Wing, on the board of producers of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and as a dramaturgical consultant to productions in development. In 2014, he became a vice president of the International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT-IATC) during its World Congress in Beijing.

Chris Rawson, chair Communications CommitteeRawson with high school winners of the 2015 Rawson Kelly Critics Award
Rawson is senior theater critic at KDKA-TV and at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he semi-retired after 25 years as full-time theater editor and critic. Covering August Wilson’s career since 1984, he wrote about him more extensively than any other journalist; see his August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays, co-authored by Laurence Glasco. With degrees from Harvard and the University of Washington, for 40+ years he has taught English lit at the University of Pittsburgh, mainly Shakespeare, criticism, satire and Wilson. For ATCA, he served twice as excom chair (six years), chaired three national conferences and now moderates the website (front page, info, archives). He is secretary of Foundation ATCA and chairs the selection process for the national Theatre Hall of Fame.

Mark Lowry, chair Membership Committee

 Mark was a staff writer and theater critic at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram from 1998 to 2008, where he also wrote about dance, opera, dining, music and pop culture. Since 2014, he has served on Harold and Mimi Steinberg/New Play Award panel. In 2003, he was selected for a fellowship at the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. He co-founded in early 2009, and has served as its editor-in-chief since 2010. TheaterJones covers the performing arts — theater, classical music, opera, dance, comedy — in Dallas-Fort Worth and occasionally events on the regional and national scene. The company is expanding and has even bigger plans for 2018 and beyond. (photo: Robert Hart)