Author: ATCA

Madison Fiedler wins 2023 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for “Spay”

Madison Fiedler (she/her) (photo by Chase Doggett) COSTA MESA, Calif. – Madison Fiedler has won the American Theatre Critics Association’s (ATCA) 2023 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for her play Spay. Given by ATCA in memory of critic, director, educator and new play advocate M. Elizabeth “Betty” Osborn...

Christina Anderson wins 2023 Steinberg/ATCA Award for “the ripple, the wave that carried me home”

Christina Anderson (she/her) COSTA MESA, Calif. – Playwright Christina Anderson has won the 2023 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for her play the ripple, the wave that carried me home. The Steinberg/ATCA Award, which carries a $25,000 cash prize, recognizes an outstanding...

Mario Fratti, playwright, critic, past ATCA member, dies at 95

Mario Fratti. Photo: Joseph Marzullo Playwright, critic, educator, and man about town Mario Fratti has died at the age of 95. Many in the theater world know him as responsible for the Italian play Six Passionate Women adapted from Federico Fellini’s film 8 1/2 that was...

AICT-IATC President Jenkins on free expression on World Theatre Day 2023

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, President of the International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT-IATC), issued a beautiful statement on concerns and hopes for the redemptive qualities of theater around the world on World Theatre Day 2023. The statements begins with a list of concerns. As we ponder sharing...

Finalists Named for 2023 Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award

NEW YORK — The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) today announced six finalists for the 2023 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, recognizing the playwrights who produced the best scripts that premiered professionally outside of New York City in 2022. The top award, which carries...

ATCA Statement of Support for international colleague Wiebke Huester

We strongly and unequivocally condemn the violence perpetrated against our international colleague, Wiebke Huester, who was assaulted by an artist displeased by an unfavorable review. A critic should be able to do her job without the fear of physical altercation, and artists working at the...

New Yorker critic Vinson Cunningham wins 2021-22 Nathan Award

Vinson Cunningham New Yorker magazine theater critic Vinson Cunningham has been named winner of the 2021-22 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. According to the February 6, 2023 press release posted on the website of the Cornell Chronicle, the award committee highlighted the critic's “lucid, lyrical,...

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...