Author: ATCA

Hall of Fame ballots in the mail

ATCA members’ ballots for the 2015 class of the Theatre Hall of Fame (located in Broad- way’s Gershwin Theatre) are in the mail and must be returned by Sept. 4. If you haven’t received yours by this Friday (Aug. 14), email Barry Gaines or Chris Rawson. It is an...

Outstanding new plays wanted

Lou Harry Lou Harry, new chair of the New Play committee, welcomes new committee members Kathy Allen, Evans Donnell, Marjorie Oberlander, Frank Rizzo, Martha Steketee and Daniel Sullivan – a pretty heavyweight group. As we pass the year’s mid-point, Lou reminds all ATCA members to nominate outstanding new plays by American...

ATCA presents checks at Humana

Where does our money go? (Well, in this case it’s mainly the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust money.) We have videos of the checks changing hands at last spring’s Humana Festival, as the 2015 Steinberg/ATCA and Osborn Awards were presented by New Play Committee chair Bill...

Minutes of July ATCA Ex-Com Conference Call July 7, 2015

(download Word .doc file) Prepared by Barbara Bannon, ATCA Secretary: Bill Hirschman called the meeting to order at 1:35 p.m. EDT.  The following Ex-Com members were present: Jonathan Abarbanel, Charles Giuliano, Brad Hathaway, Bill Hirschman, Wendy Rosenfield, Ed Rubin, and Martha Steketee. Barbara Bannon, ATCA secretary, Barry...

ATCA member update, July 17

We have lots of projects in the works. If you are not involved, please volunteer. If you have and haven’t been contacted, let me know and we’ll offer you some options. Conferences – Howie Shapiro and Wendy Rosenfield are working on hotels for the annual conference April...

2015 Osborn Award

Playwright Tom Coash During the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the 2015 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award, which recognizes emerging playwrights, was presented to Tom Coash of Atlanta for his play Veils, a unique look at the differences and similarities between America and the Middle...

Bitter Lemons raises basic issues, and hackles, too

The website Bitter Lemons now allows theaters to pay to be reviewed. You can get an overview on the commentary in the LA Times and an account in opposition in the LA Weekly.  Speaking for the ATCA excom, chair Bill Hirschman has said: “The American Theatre Critics’ Association, the only national organization...

Rebecca Gilman wins 2015 Steinberg/ATCA Award with ‘Luna Gale’

Additional citations go to Lucas Hnath and Nathan Alan Davis M. Elizabeth Osborn Award goes to Tom Coash The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale as the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for scripts that...

ATCA elects new leadership; Bill Hirschman new Excom chair

ATCA members at the New Orleans conference in March took time between beignets to elect new members to the Executive Committee, and the Excom elected new officers: Bill Hirschman, Excom chair  Bill Hirschman, chair; Brad Hathaway, vice-chair; Barbara Bannon, secretary (continuing); and Mark Lowry, treasurer. Elected to three-year Excom terms were:* Brad...