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New Orleans details from conference chair

Brochures for the New Orleans conference will be winging their way to ATCA members next week. We have a short window to make bookings (by Feb. 22). The rate of $159 per night is far and above the best rate in town for the French...

Invitation from ATCA chair

Laissez les bontemps rouler! The Big Easy beckons you and it’s open for business — ATCA business! Whether you call it the Crescent City, NOLA, N’Awlins or the Big Easy, you’ll find its French Quarter streets paved with beignets, chicory coffee, Sazeracs, pralines and Hurricanes (the...

Register now for New Orleans conference, March 25-29

Laissez les bontemps rouler at ATCA’s first-ever Annual Conference in New Orleans, one of America’s truly legendary cities. Come for the theatre and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and stay for the voodoo and jazz, French Quarter streets paved with beignets and Sazeracs, vast Mardi Gras warehouses and...

Proposals due for Regional Theatre Tony

Jan. 31 is the deadline to propose theaters for the CONFIDENTIAL annual process by which ATCA recommends a regional theater to the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League for the special Tony award given annually to an outstanding non-profit theater. ATCA members were just sent...

LAST CALL!: Nominations due for Steinberg/ATCA and Osborn Awards

Last call for members to propose plays for the Steinberg/ATCA Award and the Osborn Award for an emerging playwright. Both competitions reward excellence in playwriting, not production. The play must have had its world premiere in a full professional production during calendar 2014, but must not...

ATCA/New Orleans

Conference chair Alan Smason has unveiled the emblem/logo for ATCA’s New Orleans conference (March 25-29). Watch this space (and your mailbox) for details about hotel, registration, schedule, etc. ...

NY conference pix coming soon

Rob McClure & Wendy RosenfieldJonathan Abarbanel More pix here; more on the way. Happy Thanksgiving! ...

NY conference packed with panels, people, plays

Blythe Danner at Sardi’s For a packet of snippets from the Sardi’s Lunch with the Stars, watch this video of excerpts by Sandi Durell. Here, Tony Danza talks about boxing, teaching, and Arthur Miller. And here, playwright Doug Wright talks about making characters out of real people.   Perspectives in Criticism: playwrights...

New York weekend conference

For some accounts of the Nov. 7-9, 2014 conference organized by Sherry Eaker and Ira Bilowit, click here.   Blythe DannerSherry EakerBarbara Bannon & Stefanie ZadravecCady HuffmanTina Howe. Whean asked what she wanted from critics, she said, “illumination!” and opened the book in front of her.Jay Handelman &...

Stefanie Zadravec at Sardi’s

Stefanie Zadravec (at left, Barbara Bannon) Receiving her 2013 Primus Prize plaque at last (she had received the $10,000 check long ago) for her play, “The Electric Baby,” Stefanie Zadravec spoke briefly but with passion about the recognition (and lack thereof) of female playwrights, citing the “50-50 in 2020”...