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Haley receives 2014 Primus Prize

Barbara Bannon (left, chair of the Primus committee) presents the 2014 Primus plaque to Jennifer Haley NEW ORLEANS — Amid gracious thanks and her incisive, humorous remarks about the playwriting process and some of her own specific experiences, especially on the development of The Nether, Jennifer Haley received the...

New Orleans conference opens with food, music, Hirschfield exhibit and even theater

Tennessee himself was on hand to welcome us all The 2015 ATCA conference opened yesterday with food, music, a Hirschfield exhibit, the swirl of the French Quarter and, oh yes, even some warm-hearted theater (all after a day of travel for most of us), and your...

ATCA names six finalists for nation’s largest new play award

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 2014. The top award of $25,000 and two citations of $7,500, plus commemorative plaques,...

New Orleans conference schedule

Click below for the fullest schedule.New Orleans ATCA Conference ScheduleMarch 25-29, 2015 PLEASE NOTE: buses are not allowed in the French Quarter. Transport to/from venues within the Quarter is by taxicab, Pedi cab or on foot and is not arranged or provided by the Conference. Blocks in the...

Hedy Weiss, perspectives in criticism speaker for 2015

It is with great pleasure that I announce that our 2015 “Perspectives in Criticism” keynote speaker will be my Chicago colleague, Hedy Weiss, one of the nation’s senior theatre critics and certainly one of the most feisty. Hedy has been covering theatre, dance and the arts...

2015 Primus Prize submissions

Submissions for the 2015 Primus Prize are now welcome, with a deadline of April 30. This is a self-nominating award. For description of the required 20-page (maximum) portfolio, plus script, click here.  ...

Latest schedule for New Orleans

Please register for hotel rooms NOW! Our deadline for booking rooms is Feb. 22! At last check, only a few rooms remain guaranteed for Wednesday night and once the deadline is past, the cost for a one night stay will go up appreciably. To make...

ATCA/New Orleans conference 2015: register now!

NEW: FOR LATEST SCHEDULE FOR NEW ORLEANS, click here. .Register now for March 25-29: info here. Or visit New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau micro-site. Or go right to the ATCA registration page. Questions to host Alan Smason. NOTE THAT OUR SPECIAL HOTEL RATE IS GOOD ONLY UNTIL FEB. 22. Warm...

Chicago critic Andrew Patner dies

ATCA mourns the sudden death Feb. 3 of Andrew Patner, just 55, who was an engaged, articulate member of the Excom in the 1990s. A polymath — journalist, broadcaster and critic who covered classical music, opera, theater, dance, cabaret, visual art, architecture, books, films and public policy –...

Theater Hall of Fame postponed

The 44th annual induction ceremony of the Theater Hall of Fame, set for Jan. 26, was a casualty of the blizzard that closed the Broadway theaters. Executive producer Terry Hodge Taylor has rescheduled it for May 4. Ironically, all eight inductees were in town for the first...