Author: ATCA

Georges Banu | Romanian and French critic passes (1943-2023)

Georges Banu Dear IATC Friends Throughout the Globe, It is my sad task to notify you that the great Romanian and French critic, Georges Banu, has passed from this life at the age of 79 after battling a grievous illness. Our Honorary President was one of the...

ATCA Statement of Support for Students at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

The American Theatre Critics Association expresses our unwavering support for the brave students at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida for their attempt to produce an enthralling piece of art by one of the nation's premiere playwrights. Unfortunately, in a horrific example...

Perspectives in Criticism from Helen Shaw, our monster in the audience

Helen Shaw New York, December 30 — The ATCA Perspectives in Criticism series that extends back to 1992 booked its latest session last month, November 11, 2022, the first day of the ATCA New York City conference "Reseated and In-Person". The 2022 speaker Helen Shaw joined...

Welton Jones | Emeritus member and past ATCA chair, dies at 86

Welton Jones Welton Jones, long time ATCA member, has died at 86. Jones wrote about arts and entertainment for The San Diego Union and, later, the Union-Tribune from 1966 to 2001. He was an emeritus member of the ATCA after serving nine years on its board of...

Mary Powell Johnson | Sept. 23, 1927 — Nov. 4, 2022

Mary Powell Johnson Long-time ATCA member with Alumni member status in recent years, Mary Powell (Manke) Johnson passed away at age 95 on Friday November 4, 2022 at Heartlands Assisted Living of Severna Park. Mary was born on September 23, 1927, in Baltimore Maryland and was...

Michael Earl Feingold | May 5, 1945-Nov. 21, 2022

Michael Feingold (left) and Alvin Epstein during Epstein's tenure (1978-1980) as Guthrie Theater artistic director, with Feingold as his literary director. Photo: Jonathan Abarbanel personal collection. Eminent, admired, and influential theater critic Michael Feingold died Nov. 21 in New York after nearly a decade of declining...

Actors, playwrights, director, and sound designer celebrated in 2022 Theater Hall of Fame ceremony

[Text based on November 17, 2022 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by ATCA member Chris Rawson, with some style sheet and other small edits. Additional coverage by Rawson can be found here.] ATCA members at 2022 Theater Hall of Fame induction November 14, 2022. L-R: Chris Rawson, Martha...

ATCANY2022 | Chair issues greeting while final preparations continue

Chair David John Chávez has crafted a notice to ATCA members about the upcoming conference. While the hard-working conference committee puts finishing touches on plans and navigates last minute changes (aren't there always last minute changes?) Chávez reminds the membership of the milestone of this...

Brittani Samuel winner of inaugural Edward Medina Prize

Brittani Samuel NEW YORK—The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has named critic and journalist Brittani Samuel to receive the inaugural Edward Medina Prize for Excellence in Cultural Criticism at its November 2022 conference in New York.  ATCA created this new award to recognize theater critics and journalists...

58th Annual Henry Hewes Design Awards streamed October 24, 2022

The 58th Henry Hewes Design Award Honors were announced September 28, 2022 and celebrated during a live-streamed awards ceremony October 24, 2022, hosted by committee chair and ATCA member Jeffrey Eric Jenkins. The 2022 Awards recognize artistry on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway stages for the 2021–2022...