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ATCA names three finalists for 2019 Francesca Primus Prize: Jennifer Barclay, Ifa Bayeza, and Stephanie Alison Walker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 8, 2020 Jennifer Barclay The American Theatre Critics Association has selected three finalists for the 2019 Francesca Primus Prize, which recognizes an emerging woman playwright. The prize, administered through ATCA, is named in honor of Francesca Primus, a playwright, dramaturg, theater critic, and ATCA member who...

Critic Spotlight: July 2020

Sheri Flanders Chicago critic, improv performer and teacher at Second CityOutlets: Freelance; her work has appeared in Chicagoland Musical Theatre, Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times, Rescripted, New City and Windy City Times. Sheri Flanders What drew you to criticism?When the Hedy Weiss story happened with Pass Over, the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition called...

2020 Executive Committee Election Results

Clockwise from top left: Edward Medina, Elizabeth Kramer, Cameron Kelsall, Amanda Finn. After an electronic voting process that opened on Monday June 8, 2020 and concluded on Friday June 19, 2020, ATCA selected four new members for the Executive Committee. Amanda Finn, Elizabeth Kramer, and Edward Medina were elected to...

ATCA Statement of Action

Artists, administrators and artistic institutions are being asked to recognize how they uphold and support systems of white supremacy within the arts. As members of The American Theatre Critics Association, journalists and critics who cover this industry, we include ourselves and our organization in this...

ATCA Statement of Solidarity

The American Theatre Critics Association stands in solidarity with those taking a stand against the senseless killings of Black and Brown people across the country. We also support the reporters who are on the front lines covering protests. The theaters and theater makers we cover...

E.M. Lewis wins 2020 Steinberg-ATCA Award for “How the Light Gets In”

NEW YORK – Playwright E.M. Lewis and her play “How the Light Gets In” have received the 2020 Harold and Mimi Steinberg / American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. E.M. Lewis The Steinberg/ATCA Award, which comes with a $25,000 prize, recognizes playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New...

Dan McCabe wins 2020 Osborn Award

Dan McCabe The recipient of the 2020 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award is Dan McCabe for “The Purists,” produced by Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company. The award recognizes the work of an emerging playwright who has not yet received a major production, such as off-Broadway or Broadway, nor received other major national...

ATCA names finalists for 2020 Steinberg-ATCA Award

NEW YORK — The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the $40,000 Harold and Mimi Steinberg / American Theatre Critics Association 2020 New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City in 2019. The finalists...

William Wolf | COVID-19 hits home

William Wolf at Drama Desk Panel February 25, 2010 “‘Women at Work: Directing and Writing for the Theater.” Members of the Drama Desk Awards organization, celebrating New York theatrical productions since 1955, were informed March 31 of the passing of one of their leaders. William Wolf was a...

A message to our members and our theater communities

ATCA is concerned for the health, safety and livelihood of our members and artists and audiences across the country. With this in mind, we support actions taken by theaters nationally to close productions to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic. ATCA is committed to advocating for theater as...