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2017.02.14 – Minutes of February ATCA Ex-Com Conference Call

ATCA Executive Committee Conference Call | February 13, 2017 DOWNLOAD Bill Hirschman called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. EST.  All of the Ex-Com members were present: Susan Cohn, Charles Giuliano, Lou Harry, Brad Hathaway, Bill Hirschman, Kerry Reid, Wendy Rosenfield, Ed Rubin, and Martha Steketee. Barbara...

Isherwood leaves NY Times; paper affirms ideals of theater criticism

SOME FOLLOWUP STORIES Update, March 1: High profile playwrights (Marsha Norman, David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Doug Wright, etc., etc.) are among 800 signers of a petition to the N.Y. Times to fill the second string theater critic slot with a woman or transgender person of color,...

ATCA bares all

To make ATCA activities more open for members, the minutes of all 2016 Executive Committee meetings — in person and by conference call — have been posted to the Members Only section of the website. Members need to sign in using their email address and password....

ATCA names seven finalists for 2016 Francesca Primus Prize

January 22, 2017 — The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has announced the names of the seven finalists for the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize. Jointly sponsored by ATCA and the Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation, the Primus Prize, which includes an award of $10,000, is given...

Statistics and perspectives on the decline in newspaper coverage of the arts

The Columbia Journalism Review has published a thought provoking piece by Boston’s Jeb Gottlieb, former music and theater writer for the Boston Herald. In a section he titled “the end of the age of the critic” Gottlieb provides statistics on the decline of full time...

2017.01.05 | ATCA Executive Committee Conference Call

ATCA Executive Committee Conference Call | January 5, 2017 DOWNLOAD Bill Hirschman called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. EST.  The following Ex-Com members were present: Susan Cohn, Charles Giuliano, Lou Harry, Brad Hathaway, Bill Hirschman, Ed Rubin, and Martha Steketee. Barbara Bannon, ATCA secretary; Teddie...

IATC Young Critics Seminar in Poland in October, 2016

ATCA’s Russell Warne (managing editor, Utah Theatre Bloggers Assn.) files a very interesting report on the YCS he recently attended in Poland, commenting especially on the similarities and differences between the concerns and issues addressed there and in the U.S. (To read, cick link here or below.) Such seminars are sponsored...

Fourth and final video of NYC conference panels available in members only area

Members may view the fourth featured ATCA/NY video here (login required):  “Qu’est-ce que c’est Cabaret?” — Top cabaret artists discuss what exactly makes this art form so special. Panelists are Klea Blackhurst (most recently, Hazel, at Chicago’s the Drury Lane), Jeff Harnar, Laurie Krauz, and Kim David Smith. Moderator: Gerry Geddes, director/writer. ...

Third Video from ATCA’s New York Conference Available in Members Only Area

Members may view the third featured ATCA/NY video here (login required): During ATCA’s conference in New York in October, Matt Windman, author of The Critics Say … 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, moderated a discussion between panelists Peter Filichia, Elysa Gardner, Jeremy...

Second Video from the New York Conference is Available for ATCA Members

Members may view the second featured ATCA/NY video here (login required): See projection designers Wendall Harrington (“All the Way,” Head of Projection Design, Yale School of Drama) and Peter Nigrini (“Dear Evan Hansen”) and sound designers Jill BC Du Boff (“Hand to God”) and John Gromada (“The Elephant Man”) discuss their crafts during ATCA’s conference in...