Author: ATCA

Double Play: 2011, 2012 Hewes Design Awards

Two years of the Henry Hewes Design Awards, unique in taking into consideration all productions in New York’s five boroughs, whether on Broadway, Off or Off-Off, were presented on Monday, Jan. 28, at a luncheon in the midtown theater district. Honored for 2011 were John Lee Beatty, Jeff...

Hall of Fame induction tomorrow

The class of 2012, to be inducted tomorrow (Monday) at the Gershwin Theater, is Andre Bishop, Betty Buckley, Christopher Durang, Michael Kahn, Trevor Nunn, Paula Vogel, Sam Waterston and the late Martin Pakledinaz. The Theater Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit organization founded in New York in 1971. ATCA members...

ATCA gathers in Indy, March 21-24

HAVE WE GOT A DEAL FOR YOU!! ATCA will gather in March for the first time in Indianapolis, and for good reason. Look what we have to offer. The $99 weekend features: * Concert & chat with Michael Feinstein and Barbara Cook* Tour of Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Archives* Mainstage Equity productions...

Seeking member proposals for Steinberg/ATCA and Osborn

With just a month to go in 2012, the odds are you’ve already seen what you might propose for the playwriting awards ATCA adjudicates. (If you need a refresher, click to read about the $40,000 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award or $1,000 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for an emerging playwright.)...

Oskar Eustis, Theater Hall of Fame induction speech by Tony Kushner, Nov. 13, 2017

(Click here for an account of the full 2017 Hall of Fame induction of which this was a part; click here for reports on previous Hall of fame inductions back to 1998.) I always scold Oskar for using superlatives when speaking in public. Oskar is maybe the most enthusiastic...

Lahr steps down at New Yorker

After 20 years, John Lahr is stepping down as chief theater critic for the New Yorker, where he won the George Jean Nathan Award in 1994 (he had previously won it in 1969 for reviews in the Evergreen Review and Village Voice). Living mainly in London, he...

March 21-24, 2013: ATCA weekend conference in Indianapolis

Conference organizer Lou Harry bids us welcome to Indianapolis, “the home of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and the place that gave the world Kurt Vonnegut and David Letterman. Conference offerings will include the Midwest premiere of Nicky Silver’s “The Lyons” at the Phoenix Theatre, a performance of Matthew Lopez’s “The Whipping Man” at the Indiana...

Playwright Ryan celebrated for 2012 Primus Prize

Oct. 27 – Friends in the Pittsburgh theater community gathered Saturday to celebrate playwright Tammy Ryan for winning the 2012 Francesca Primus Prize and witness her receipt of the $10,000 check from Foundation ATCA, funded by the Primus Foundation. (Although the prize is announced at the ATCA conference in...

Gerald Weales on Indianapolis

Gerald Weales, a self-confessed 87 (and not incidentally winner of the 1964 George Jean Nathan Award) writes from Philadelphia to reminisce:   Thanks for sending the news of ATCA.  Even though I am a superannuated critic—still writing but not regularly—I like to hear what is going on...