Author: ATCA

Nominations for 30th Elliot Norton Awards announced by Boston Theater Critics Association

Elliot Norton Nominations in 24 categories are selected by the 11-member Boston group. Named for the ATCA co-founder, who lived to be 100, the awards will be presented May 21, including a special tribute to Tommy Tune. See the full list here (note link to fuller press release). ...

Chicago ATCA Conference to feature Lane & Dennehy, plus Teachout

The Goodman Theatre’s “The Iceman Cometh” with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy will be part of ATCA Chicago 2012 (June 13-17), and Terry Teachout (Wall Street Journal) will deliver the Perspectives in Criticism talk. There’s much more, and more to be announced, but why wait? For registration info, scroll down or click here. ...

2012 Pulitzers for drama, criticism

Quiara Alegría Hudes DRAMA: Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes.          Finalists: Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz and Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam. CRITICISM: Wesley Morris (Boston Globe, film). Finalists: Philip Kennicott (Washington Post, cultural criticism) and Tobi Tobias (ArtsJournal.com, dance). Read Hudes’ and Morris’ citations here. NOTE that it is now 34 years since a theater critic has...

Perspectives in Criticism, 2011: The contemporary role of the critic

Click here for a transcript of the Perspectives in CriticismIra Bilowit, Tim Sanford, Adam Rapp, Emily Mann, Richard Nelson, Chris Rawson panel of playwrights Adam Rapp and Richard Nelson, artistic director Tim Sanford and producer-director-playwright Emily Mann, moderated by Ira Bilowit and Chris Rawson, arranged and launched by Sherry Eaker, at the NY...

World Theatre Day proclamation from IATC President

Tuesday was World Theatre Day, a celebration most likely largely ignored across the United States. But at the International Association of Theatre Critics’ 26th World Congress in Warsaw, it was a day for celebration. Jay Handelman, ATCA Chair; Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, chair of ATCA’s International Committee...

Playwright Darren Canady wins 2012 Osborn Award

March 28: ATCA announced today that Darren M. Canady has won its Darren Canady2012 M.Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright, recognizing his Brothers of the Dust, which premiered in May 2011 at Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, directed by Daniel Bryant. The award will be presented at...

Will YOU be in Chicago June 13-17?

 (and in Milwaukee June 17-20?) Chicago is this year’s site of ATCA’s Annual Conference (Photo by Danny K. Au)  Here’s what to do NOW!RENEW your membership Choose a HOTELREGISTER EARLY  (Download PDF Registration packet. Mail form with check) 1. Renew NOW  Renew through May 31 ONLY: one year/$55. YOU CAN RENEW...

Why settle for one chimney when you can visit Ten Chimneys

Registration is now available for the add-on trip to Milwaukee following our annual conference in Chicago. The dates are June 17-20. Anne Siegel is coordinating the trip. You can print out the attached registration form and mail it to the address on the forms with your registration...

Longtime critic and ATCA member Joe Pollack dies

Joe Pollack, ATCA Member for Over 30 Years It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of longtime St. Louis critic and ATCA member Joe Pollack on March 9. According to an obituary on stltoday.com, he suffered either a heart attack or stroke. He was 81. Joe...

Yussef El Guindi wins $25,000 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for 2012; Ken LaZebnik and A. Rey Pamatmat also cited

ATCA has named Yussef El Guindi’s Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, a play about immigration and assimilation, winner of the $25,000 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for 2012. The Steinberg/ATCA recognizes the best American scripts that premiered professionally the previous year...