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Fourth and final video of NYC conference panels available in members only area

Members may view the fourth featured ATCA/NY video here (login required):  “Qu’est-ce que c’est Cabaret?” — Top cabaret artists discuss what exactly makes this art form so special. Panelists are Klea Blackhurst (most recently, Hazel, at Chicago’s the Drury Lane), Jeff Harnar, Laurie Krauz, and Kim David Smith. Moderator: Gerry Geddes, director/writer. ...

Third Video from ATCA’s New York Conference Available in Members Only Area

Members may view the third featured ATCA/NY video here (login required): During ATCA’s conference in New York in October, Matt Windman, author of The Critics Say … 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, moderated a discussion between panelists Peter Filichia, Elysa Gardner, Jeremy...

Second Video from the New York Conference is Available for ATCA Members

Members may view the second featured ATCA/NY video here (login required): See projection designers Wendall Harrington (“All the Way,” Head of Projection Design, Yale School of Drama) and Peter Nigrini (“Dear Evan Hansen”) and sound designers Jill BC Du Boff (“Hand to God”) and John Gromada (“The Elephant Man”) discuss their crafts during ATCA’s conference in...

Alice Carter dies, a leader of both ATCA and its Foundation

Alice Carter, 1946-2016 A passionate, lively personality, Alice served ATCA as its hard-working secretary, c.2000-04, then as President of Foundation ATCA for several years thereafter, and she was instrumental in the publication of ATCA’s Under the Copper Beech: Conversations with American Theater Critics, ed. Jeffrey Jenkins (2004)....

View the ATCA/NY “From Page to Stage” video now

Members may view this week’s featured ATCA/NY video here (login required): Panel #1 — “From Page to Stage: The Journey of a New Musical.” We will follow the journey of Dear Evan Hansen (opens on Broadway, Dec. 4) from the time it was simply an idea to its current...

ATCA/NY conference jam packed with substance and frivolity

WHAT A SWELL PARTY IT WAS! Last weekend’s ATCA/NY conference (Oct. 28-30) was chock-full of enlightening, lively panel discussions, a tour of The Players, and other special events. (Scroll down our home page to find the dauntingly full schedule.) Listening to the Q Brothers at the Sardi’s Luncheon...

Minutes of October ExCom Meeting in New York on October 27, 2016

download Word .doc file Prepared by Barbara Bannon, ATCA Secretary Bill Hirschman called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m. EST.  The following Ex-Com members were present: Lou Harry, Bill Hirschman, Kerry Reid, Ed Rubin, and Martha Steketee. Barbara Bannon, ATCA secretary, and Jay Handelman, ATCA Foundation...

2016 Theater Hall of Fame inductees announced

Producer Terry Hodge Taylor has announced the eight 2016 inductees for the Theater Hall of Fame: actors Glenn Close, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Phylicia Rashad; producer Paul Libin, book writer Joe Masteroff, playwright Marsha Norman, lyricist Tim Rice and costume designer Catherine Zuber. They will be inducted Nov. 14 at the Gershwin Theater, where the more than 500 previous members of the...

Voting open for Theater Hall of Fame

The Theater Hall of Fame has mailed out this year’s ballot to ATCA members — check your mailbox. There are 44 theater artists listed, including actors, directors, choreographers, librettists, lyricists, composers, designers, playwrights, producers, and others, including some with predominantly regional theater credits. NEW THIS YEAR:...

ATCA/NY/2016 is open for business!

ATCA New York Conference, Oct. 28-30, 2016 Conference Chair Sherry Eaker invites all ATCA members who have paid their 2016-2017 dues to our annual New York weekend meeting. Take advantage of our Early Bird discount good through Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at 11 pm EDT. Attractions include the traditional Celebrity...