Author: ATCA

Theater Hall of Fame annouces eight new members for 2011

(Sept. 26, 2011) — The Theater Hall of Fame today announced that the eight inductees in its 2011 class are (alphabetically) Tyne Daly, Woodie King Jr., Elliot Martin, Ann Roth, Paul Sills, Daniel Sullivan, Ben Vereen and George White. The 41st induction ceremonies will take place Jan. 30, 2012...

[expletive] Good Plays On Broadway and Off

NEW YORK (September 19, 2011) — Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1920, the Best Plays of 2010-2011 were announced today by editor Jeffrey Eric Jenkins. For its 92nd edition, the annual chronicle of United States theater honors 10 new works staged in New York...

Some reviews and commentary on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Some ATCA members have sent links to what they’ve written about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, based on the ATCA annual conference, July 6-10. Caesar (left) and her Brutus share a drink We’d like to see more links – send them here. Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 31: “The Big Bard Fest...

‘Ohio critic’s tough words elicit rough reaction’

Thus the headline on John Moore’s 2006 Denver Post story on the dust up between Cleveland Plain Dealer critic Tony Brown and Cleveland Play House artistic director Michael Bloom, occasioned by the former’s review of “Rabbit Hole.” Moore writes, “The relationship between a theater critic and the community he serves...

Milwaukee to be add-on to 2012 Chicago conference

If you are taking in some Midwest sights before or after our 2012 Chicago national conference, June 13-17, how about attending a post-conference trip to Milwaukee, June 17-20? Details are only beginning to take shape, but the add-on promises to be worthwhile for those who...

ATCA in Ashland

July, 6-10 — This week ATCA is in Ashland at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for its annual conference. In so far as we can, in between meetings, panels, 8 plays, late night discussions in the Crystal Room of the Ashland Springs Hotel and the attractions of...

Jim O’Quinn, the show must go on

Neither raging fever, pounding headache nor general malaise could keep Jim O’Quinn from delivering his impeccably artistic Perspectives in Criticism speech to ATCA members and their guests, gathered last week in Ashland, OR, for their annual conference at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Jim, a New Orleans Times-Picayune city...

ATCA elects new board; Handelman chosen as chair

jay handelman Jay Handelman, longtime critic for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, was elected chair of the ATCA executive committee during the organization’s annual conference in Ashland, Oregon. Handelman served as chair from 1994 to 1996. He succeeds Pittsburgh Post-Gazette critic Chris Rawson, who served in the position for the...

ATCA selects Chicago for 2012 conference

ASHLAND, OR—The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected Chicago as the site of its 39th annual conference, June 13-17, 2012. The ATCA annual conference will be co-hosted by the League of Chicago Theatres and the City of Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. Rocco Landesman, Chair...

Round the clock in Ashland

Although it’s pretty mellow in beautiful Ashland, the home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, this small mountain town has been the site for an energized ATCA conference.With the OSF’s provocatively contemporary productions of not only Shakespeare, but also Moliere and Gilbert & Sullivan, ATCA members are...