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Minutes of May ATCA Ex-Com Conference Call May 14, 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: Charles Giuliano, Lou Harry, Brad Hathaway, Bill Hirschman, Wendy Rosenfield, Ed Rubin, and Martha Steketee. Barbara Bannon, ATCA secretary, Barry...

Theatre Hall of Fame inducts 8

Producer Tom Kirdahy, Hall member Terrence McNally and Hall inductee F. Murray Abraham. (Photo by Aubrey Reuben) The 2014 class of the Theatre Hall of Fame was finally induced Monday, May 4, at the Gershwin Theatre. Chosen in 2014 by an electorate made up primarily of ATCA,...

ATCA recommendation lands 2015 Regional Theater Tony© Award for Cleveland Play House

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has ratified ATCA’s recommendation of the 100 year-old Cleveland Play House for the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award, to be conferred during the Tony Awards on June 7.  Cleveland Play House’s Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square For the Cleveland Plain Dealer coverage, click...

ATCA/New Orleans, March 25-29, 2015

Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? 75 ATCA members and guests do: Alan Smason sums up the conference and issues thanks. Thank you all for a wonderful time in the Big Easy. As Conference Chair for our first-ever New Orleans Conference, I can attest that...

Minutes of April ATCA Ex-Com Conference Call April 16, 2015

(download Word .doc file) Prepared by Barbara Bannon, ATCA Secretary: Bill Hirschman called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. EDT.  The following Ex-Com members were present: Charles Giuliano, Lou Harry, Brad Hathaway, Bill Hirschman, Erin Keane, Wendy Rosenfield, Ed Rubin, and Martha Steketee. Barbara Bannon, ATCA...

Rebecca Gilman’s “Luna Gale” wins 2015 Steinberg/ATCA Award

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 freshens its excom, chooses San Francisco for 2017

NEW ORLEANS - Brad Hathaway (San Francisco Bay area), Martha Steketee (NYC) and Ed Rubin (NYC) were today elected to three-year terms on the ATCA executive committee, and Charles Giuliano to a one-year term. Rubin and Hathaway have been on the excom before; Seketee and Giuliano are newcomers. Welcome aboard! Giuliano, Hathaway, Steketee, Rubin Coincidentally,...

ATCA honors past leadership

Alan wears the conference hat with pride. Doubtless it won’t seem out of the ordinary in New Orleans NEW ORLEANS - Barry Gaines completed two terms on the executive committee (he continues as ATCA administrator) and was honored with a bust of the supposed author of the plays by the...

Hedy Weiss delivers Perspectives in Criticism talk

Hedy Weiss, live and feisty NEW ORLEANS - Often-controversial Chicago Sun-Times critic Hedy Weiss delivered this year’s Perspectives in Criticism lecture, the latest noted speaker in a series going back to 1992 (see the distinguished roster). Lo and behold, she turned out to be a 24x7 workaholic, passionate...

Artistic directors talk post-Katrina

NEW ORLEANS - That’s the great divison in New Orleans —post Andrew Jackson, post Civil War, but especially post-Katrina. There’s only one full Equity theater in town, but there’s a active semi-pro (which we’d call it where many of us come from) theater scene, or call it...