Author: ATCA

Save this date: NYC, Nov. 3-5!

You may recognize the invitation! But Sherry Eaker’s committee really has its act together: the conference logo, in which we find the ATCA-Daumier critic looming Cohan-esque over Times Square, is in the column to the right. Playwright-Critic Forum / Page to Stage with “A Band’s Visit” / Site...

Foundation ATCA’s Board of Directors selected in San Francisco

The governing body of The Foundation of the American Theatre Critics Association consists of the nine members of ATCA’s Executive Committee plus additional members they select. At its meeting during last month’s ATCA conference in San Francisco, the following were selected: Jay Handelman, Chris Rawson, Barbara...

ATCA’s Executive Committee election results are in

The results of the first-ever email-based election of ATCA’s Executive Committee are in and the effort proved a great success. Previous elections were held at the Association’s annual conferences, where only those who could attend (or provided a proxy) could vote. That usually added up...

ATCA conducts first-ever online election for the Executive Committee

This year’s election of the ATCA Executive Committee is being held online for the first time, rather than in person at the annual conference. While proxies were always allowed, generally only members who could attend the conference voted. The bylaws were amended last year to...

Furor over Chicago critic

Hedy Weiss (Photo by Rich Hein/Sun-Times) Long-time Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss (ATCA’s 2015 Perspectives in Criticism speaker) has stirred up a hurricane (not for the first time) with a June 13 review of Antoinette Nwandu’s “Pass Over,” a re-write of “Waiting for Godot” featuring two young African-Americans, now at Steppenwolf...

Foundation ATCA raises over $700 during San Francisco conference

As is traditional, the hat was passed - multiple times, as a matter of fact - during ATCASF17 to raise funds for the association’s 501(c)(3) charitable arm, Foundation ATCA. This not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable corporation provides financial support for programs to benefit the American theater in...

ATCA ratifies updated Code of Conduct

ATCA’s Member Code of Conduct hadn’t been updated in twenty years. It was written before cell phones, social networks, internet sites and blogs became part of a critic’s life. That changed last week during the annual conference in San Francisco when an updated code developed...

2017 Osborn Award

Eppler wins 2017 Osborn Award The American Theatre Critics Association is pleased to announce that Nate Eppler has won the 2017 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright. The award will be presented at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville on April 8....

Opportunities for Workshops Overseas

A number of workshops are in the planning stages - for young critics (usually defined as working critics under the age of 35) and for more established critics. They would be held under the auspices of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), membership in...