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ATCA2021 From Where We Sit | “Flying Over Sunset” panel now on Sunday

Theater, that ephemeral artform, changes with the moment, the personnel available, contemporary tastes, even the weather. Events about theater, like our upcoming virtual convening ATCA2021 From Where We Sit, morph just as easily. ATCA2021 has adapted to many changes over the past few months and...

Critic Spotlight: November 2021

Amanda Finn ChicagoPrimary Outlet: Newcity Amanda Finn Basics first: where do you work (do reviews) and how long have you been there? I have been writing reviews for Newcity in Chicago for three years now.  What is your background in theater and/or criticism? I’ve been writing theater criticism/journalism since 2014 when...

ATCA2021 From Where We Sit | Conference bonus “tick, tick…BOOM!”

On MONDAY | NOVEMBER 15, 2021 ATCA's 2021 virtual event From Where We Sit (members register HERE) will hold a next day, conference hangover, special bonus event. Attend the packed conference events on November 13 and 14, and make a return visit on November 15...

Theater Hall of Fame 50th anniversary ceremony scheduled November 15, 2021

Joel Grey. Image Joseph Marzullo. The Theater Hall of Fame honorees for 2021 were announced in June. The 50th annual Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater induction ceremony to honor this new cohort -- actor-playwright Anna Deavere Smith, composer Alan...

Jim O’Quinn | Former American Theatre magazine editor dies in New Orleans

Jim O'Quinn. Photo by Alan Smason. Jim O’Quinn, the founding editor-in-chief of American Theatre, passed away on the night of October 11, 2021 from complications due to chronic heart disease. The longtime member of the American Theatre Critics Association was 74. O’Quinn first began his long tenure...

Jim O’Quinn | Recalled by colleagues after his passing at age 74

Jim O'Quinn, founding editor of American Theatre Magazine, passed away on October 11, 2021 at the age of 74. While we finalize a formal statement of remembrance, several pieces worth noting have been published in American Theatre in the past week. October 12, 2021. Jim O’Quinn,...

ATCA2021 From Where We Sit | ATCA’s second annual virtual meeting

In November 2020, the first year of the still rampant pandemic, ATCA assembled and delivered its first (and wildly successful) virtual conference entitled The Next Normal. This year, through our new website and new payment routines, we will again deliver our annual conference virtually via...

Critic Spotlight: October 2021

Thomas Gentile New YorkPrimary Outlet: El Conocedor Thomas Gentile Thomás Gentile is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk. Winner of an ECAS Award for educating Hispanics in the arts. El Conocedor provides reviews in Spanish of Broadway, Off Broadway, and...

Robert Faires | An accidental critic hangs up his pen

ATCA member Robert Faires reports that he has departed from his long-term writing home at The Austin Chronicle. Robert Faires "I've finally taken my leave from the one and only paper I've ever worked for, the altweekly The Austin Chronicle. I was a freelancer covering theater for...

David John Chávez | ATCA chair in GMA article on Broadway reopening

Block party after first performance of "Pass Over" August 4, 2021. Photo: Jeenah Moon/The New York Times via Redux Journalist Kiara Alfonseca spoke with advocates, artists of color, journalists, and others on the re-opening of Broadway and theater's engagement many dimensions of diversity. Her piece "As...