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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.”

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