Author: ATCA

Michael Cristofer’s “Man in the Ring” wins $25,000 Steinberg/ATCA Award; $7,500 citations go to Tracy Letts and David Rabe

Michael Cristofer April 8 —- ATCA has selected Michael Cristofer’s “Man in the Ring” as the winner of the 2017 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for scripts that premiered. The awards were presented tonight by Jim Steinberg and ATCA’s Lou Harry and Bill Hirschman in a ceremony...

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. The Osborn Award...

Broadway gets Bette, but ATCA-SF17 gets a real matchmaker

March 27: “Call on Eddy, if your housing budget needs a friend.Just name the kind of room you’d like to share and the scratch you’d pay.Ed will pair you with an ATCA pal for a matching stay.Call on Eddy, if your conf’rence budget needs a friend.”...

ATCA-SF17 Newsletter 3/19/17

The Early Bird Man of Alcatraz… This year’s ATCA conference will be a groovy happening in San Francisco from June 15-18, 2017! You can save yourself half a C-note if you register by April 15, after which the Early Bird Man of Alcatraz jumps The Rock...

Are you going to San Francisco?

JUNE 15-18, 2017 • SAN FRANCISCO •  #ATCA-SF17 The deadline for the discounted “early bird” registration rate has ended. Registration is now $245 for the full conference. The full conference schedule will be published in May.Tickets for select individual sessions and panelswill go on sale in May.  CONFERENCE...

Boot camp: National Critics Institute at O’Neill Theater Center

Accepting applications March 15-25 for this summer’s session, July 1-15. One of the O’Neill Theater Center’s oldest programs, NCI is a two-week residential workshop and conference, designed for arts writers and critics looking to strengthen their skills in an increasingly competitive and fast-paced industry. The Institute convenes concurrently...

Playwright Lauren Yee wins $10,000 Francesca Primus Prize for 2016

How do you find the words to express grief and loss, especially when they are tinged with guilt? That is the conundrum at the heart of in a word. Fiona and Guy’s seven-year-old adopted son, Tristan, disappeared two years earlier, apparently kidnapped. Tristan was a very bright...

Playwright Lauren Yee wins 2016 Francesca Primus Prize

Lauren Yee March 14, 2017—The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has announced that playwright Lauren Yee has been awarded the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize for her play in a word. Jointly sponsored by ATCA and the  Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation, the Primus Prize is given annually to an...

U.S. Theater Critics Name Six Finalists for Nation’s Largest New Play Award

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. The top award of $25,000 and two citations of...

Six finalists named for $40,000 Steinberg/ATCA new play award

Jim Steinberg The Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award recognizes playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. The top award of $25,000 and two citations of $7,500 each will be presented April 8 at Actors Theatre...