Author: ATCA

Claudia Harris | past ATCA International committee chair, dies at 85

Claudia Woolston Harris For many years, Claudia Harris was a power broker in ATCA. Without her support, I might never have been elected to the Executive Committee in 1990 just a couple of years after joining the organization. Past leaders Nancy Melich and Elizabeth Maupin were...

Naveen Kumar offers Perspectives in Criticism

Naveen Kumar New York, December 31 — The ATCA Perspectives in Criticism series added its newest chapter on November 10, 2023, the first day of the ATCA New York City conference "Holding the Curtain". The 2023 speaker Naveen Kumar is a journalist and culture critic who...

Medina Prize winner Gloria Oladipo reflects on the award with Elizabeth Kramer

Gloria Oladipo Journalist Gloria Oladipo was in a library in September when she got a phone call and learned that a jury of theater, journalism, and communications professionals had named her The American Theatre Critics Association’s second annual recipient of the Edward Medina Prize for Excellence...

59th Annual Henry Hewes Design Awards lunch held October 23, 2023

The 59th Henry Hewes Design Award Honors were announced September 19, 2023 and celebrated at a luncheon held at the Palm restaurant on West 50th Street in Manhattan, the first in-person awards ceremony since fall 2019. The warm and welcoming awards ceremony, was hosted by...

ATCA second annual Edward Medina Prize for Excellence in Cultural Criticism awarded to Gloria Oladipo

Gloria Oladipo NEW YORK – The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) will award critic and journalist Gloria Oladipo (she/her) the second annual Edward Medina Prize for Excellence in Cultural Criticism at its November 2023 conference in New York. ATCA created this new award to honor their late...

ATCANY2023 | “Holding the Curtain” continues New York meeting tradition

ATCA will hold its annual meeting in New York City November 10-12, 2023. This is the second time that ATCA members have convened in the same physical space since Fall 2019, and the first since last year's successful midtown meeting entitled "Reseated and In Person,"...

59th Annual Henry Hewes Design Awards announced, celebration scheduled for October 23, 2023

NEW YORK -- The Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee has announced the 2023 Henry Hewes Design Awards Honorees who will be recognized at the 59th annual ceremony on October 23 in New York. The 2023 Awards recognize artistry on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway stages for the...

Helbing program year 2 announced and applications open

NEW YORK – The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has announced year two of its groundbreaking Helbing Mentorship Program, planned to run from January 1-December 31, 2024. The year-long mentorship supports the work of a theater writer who identifies as LGBTQIA+. The Helbing Fellow receives a...

Foundation ATCA elects new board and officers

New York — The Foundation of the American Theatre Critics Association held its new year formation meeting on Aug. 14, 2023 and elected new members to the board and a slate of officers. Jay Handelman of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune was re-elected as president of the...

First ATCA Helbing Fellow offers a report and some reflections

The initial year of the Helbing Mentorship Program that began in September 2022 has just concluded. Inaugural ATCA Helbing Fellow Billy McEntee spent the year creating a comprehensive history of the work of Terry Helbing, including extensive interviews with those who worked with Helbing, preserving...