Author: ATCA

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...

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.  ...