Author: ATCA

CHRIS RAWSON | Pittsburgh, PA

Chris administers the August Wilson American Century Cycle Award. Originated by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August’s hometown paper, and co-sponsored by the August Wilson House, his childhood home, and in collaboration with the August Wilson Estate, the award honors those theaters that have completed the 10-play...

La Mama E.T.C. to receive 2018 Regional Theatre Tony Award

Tony Awards to Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 10th New York, NY (April 30, 2018) – The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that, based on the recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association, La MaMa E.T.C. (Experimental Theatre Club)...

RUSSELL WARNE | Provo, UT

Dante Michael Warne was born on April 4 at 7:53 a.m. He weighted 6 pounds and 13.3 ounces and was 18.9 inches long. Everyone’s doing fine, though Russ notes “my oldest kid (my 3-year-old son) asked last week if we can return the baby to the...

ERICA MINER | Edmonds, WA

Erica has just published Death by Opera. The press synopsis teases: “In this sequel to Murder in the Pit, young violinist Julia and her cohort NYPD detective Larry Somers head to Santa Fe for the opera season. Against the breathtaking backdrop of the mystical Sangre de Cristo...

Glenn Meredith Loney (1928-2018)

Glenn Loney, a Renaissance man of arts journalism who interviewed hundreds of major artists of the 20th Century around the world and across genres, died April 16, at his home in New York City at age 89 after battling brain and lung cancer for a...

ATCA names four finalists for the 2017 Francesca Primus Prize

April 10, 2018—The American Theatre Critics Association has announced the names of the four finalists for the 2017 Francesca Primus Prize. Jointly sponsored by ATCA and the Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation, the Primus Prize, which includes a cash award of $10,000, is given annually to...

Lauren Gunderson’s “The Book of Will” wins 2018 Steinberg/ATCA Award

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will as the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2017. Lauren Gunderson Gunderson’s insightful and wry meditation on preserving...

Chelsea Marcantel’s “Airness” wins 2018 Osborn New Play Award

(April 5, 2018) ATCA has named Chelsea Marcantelwinner ofthe 2018 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award recognizing an emerging playwright. The award will be presented at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville on April 7. The Osborn Award cites Marcantel’s Airness, which premiered at Actors Theatre of...

International Young Critics Workshop In June

The International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT–IATC) is organizing a workshop for young theatre critics scheduled to be held June 11–17, 2018, in Limoges, France. The program will be undertaken during the Festival International des Écoles de Théâtre, with support from the Théâtre de l’Union, Centre Dramatique...

Call For Submissions For 2018 Primus Prize

ATCA invites submissions for the 2018 Francesca Primus Prize, an annual $10,000 playwriting award honoring outstanding contributions to the American theater by an emerging female playwright who has not yet achieved national prominence. The prize is made possible through the generosity of the Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation and...