Author: ATCA

ATCA’s Daumier on new book

A new book on theater criticism, Refereeing the Muses by Bob Abelman and Creryl Kushner, has the good taste to use ATCA’s old friend on its cover. The 1865 caricature “Promenade of an Influential Critic” by Honore Daumier has served as ATCA’s official logo since 1974. Appearances so dramatically...

New definition of Regional Theater Tony

After 38 years of recognizing outstanding regional theaters outside NYC with its Tony Award for a Regional Theater (see list), the Tony administration has changed the award going forward to include non-Broadway theaters within the city.  According to its June 13, 2013 press release, “The Tony...

ATCA to hold 2012 annual conference in Chicago

Download PDF Registration Packet The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) selected Chicago as the site of its 39th annual conference, June 13-17, 2012. It was the fourth time Chicago hosted an ATCA conference, more than any other American city, and the first time since 2002. The conference host...

Earlybird deadline June 8 for July conference

The registration page for the ATCA conference at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival now acknowledges the extended early bird registration rates of $180 for members and $200 for guests. The price goes up on Sunday to $200 (members) and $225 (guests). You can register online here or by sending a...

O’Neill NCI scholarships awarded

Paul Hyde of the Greenville (S.C.) News and Andrew McGibbon of TheAndyGram.com have been awarded the scholships ATCA funds at the National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Theater Center. Here’s the word from Dan Sullivan. Dear Jay et al at ATCA: Greetings from the National Critics Institute! Although you’ve left us...

Anthony Del Valle, Las Vegas critic

Las Vegas Review-Journal critic Anthony Del Valle, 60, passed away May 21. He co-chaired ATCA’s very successful 2007 Las Vegas conference. “He seemed to be friends with everyone.” Obituaries: Review-Journal; CityLife. ...

Registration open for ATCA/2013 conference at CATF, Shepherdstown, W.V.

Check out the new conference brochure (download pdf).Five plays, panels, speakers, dinners, a host of historical sites and more, plus transport, etc.THE AMERICAN THEATRE CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, July 17-21 at the CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATER FESTIVAL IN HISTORIC SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.V.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The venue: The theaters of Shepherd University. The dates: Wednesday, July...

NCI/O’Neill invites applications to 2013 ‘critic’s boot camp’

The National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn-ecticut, seeks critic fellows for its 2013 program, June 29-July 15. (NOTE that critic fellows can be young or old, experienced or novice.) Director Dan Sullivan (long-time theater critic at L.A. Times and Minneapolis Tribune) and associate director Mark Charney invite...

Robert Schenkkan wins 2013 Steinberg/ATCA Award, nation’s largest

(added much later) — Video clips of $40,000 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Awards at the 37th Humana Festival: Jim Steinberg of the Steinberg Charitable Trust; presentations by Bill Hirschman to winner Robert Schenkkan (“All the Way”) and citation winners Johnna Adams (“Gideon’s Knot”) and Lucas Hnath (“Death Tax”) April 6, 2013— At tonight’s Humana Festival of...

HowlRound week on criticism

For HowlRound’s week on criticism, go here. Some of the contributions:Wendy Rosenfield on really wanting to be a critic and what criticism’s for, here.Jason Zinoman on the critic’s passion, here.Rob Weinert-Kendt on the personal drive to criticism, here.John Moore on the economics of reviewing as newspapers abandon the field, here. ...