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McNulty on why we do what we (should) do

Sometimes we post essays about criticism in the right-hand column. But this piece by Charles McNulty for the LA Times earrents the front page.  Charles McNulty Nowadays, he says, “criticism isn’t always readily distinguishable from the salesmanship and hype that have corrupted not just our politics but the arts,...

“Major frolicking”–Ben Franklin

Or something like that (Ben knew how to have a good time). He was doubtless thinking of ATCA’s 2016 annual conference, slated for Philadelphia, April 6-10, 2016. The host hotel is the Marriott Courtyard on Juniper Street, across from City Hall, at $149 a night. Five...

Nine named to 2015 class of Theatre Hall of Fame

The 2015 class of the Theatre Hall of Fame, chosen by ATCA members and current members of the Hall, includes composer-lyricist team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, lighting designer Ken Billington, publicist Merle Debuskey, director Robert Falls, actor Stacy Keach, playwright Tony Kushner, director-designer Julie Taymor and the late actor-director Roger Rees. Their induction will be...

Minutes of September ATCA Ex-Com Conference Call September 29, 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, Lou Harry, Brad Hathaway, Bill Hirschman, Erin Keane, Wendy Rosenfield, and Martha Steketee. Barbara Bannon, ATCA...

Just weeks to ATCA in NYC

FEATURINGPanelists: Sheryl Kaller, Arthur Kopit, David Lindsay-Abaire, Lisa McNulty, Marsha Norman, Susan H. Schulman, Caridad Svich, Doug Wright, and our Sardi’s luncheon celebrities. WHATChairs Sherry Eaker and Ira Bilowit invite all ATCA members to a longstanding tradition, the NYC Fall weekend conference. WHENFriday, Nov. 13 through Sunday,...

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...