Author: ATCA

O’Neill Theater Center Wins 2010 Regional Theatre Tony

Tony Award given to Alliance Theater, 2007 By recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford Conn., now in its 46th year, will be awarded the 2010 Regional Theater Tony Award at the ceremony on June 13. The announcement was made...

Drama Pulitzer, 5

In the dustup over the Pulitzer Committee’s decision to bypass the recommendations of its Drama Panel and give the drama award to (gasp!) a musical, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s searing look at the impact of bipolar disorder on one American family, “Next To Normal,”...

Drama Pulitzer, 4

Some are wondering if Charles McNulty and other Pulitzer drama panelists should resign in protest. There is precedent. But actually, the jury is reappointed afresh each year — which is not to say that certain critics haven’t reappeared on it often, especially back in the...

Drama Pulitzer, 3

Mr. McNulty seems to have assessed the situation all too accurately. I am an unapologetic admirer of “Next to Normal,” but I certainly have to endorse the so-called coronation factor. I read “Chad Deity” as a recommended entry in the ATCA/Steinberg award process. While I wholeheartedly...

Drama Pulitzer, 2

Actually, the foolish choices for Pulitzer for Drama go back further and are more embarrassing than Leonard suggests. In the 1931-32 season, the Pulitzer went to Of Thee I Sing over O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra. By the sixties several unlikely musicals had won over significant plays (e.g., Fiorello over A Raisin...

Drama Pulitzer, 1

It was brave, decent and honest of McNulty to go public. Trouble is — as McNulty knows — the history of the drama Pulitzer has long had a whiff of the ridiculous about it. Yes, I’m back to Harvey and Glass Menagerie, and that old Woolf, as in Virginia, too....

Random thoughts by a Humana veteran from the 34th annual Humana Festival

Living in Louisville, I’ve been at nearly every Humana Festival except for the nine years I lived in San Francisco.  Festival number 34 was neither the best nor the worst but I wish it had offered at least one breakout piece such as “After Ashley”...

Cain Wins 2010 Steinberg/atca Award — Margulies And Zacarías Also Cited

March 27, Louisville, KY — Bill Cain’s “Equivocation” is the winner  the $25,000 2010 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award. The largest such prize in the country, the Steinberg/ATCA recognizes the best American scripts which premiered professionally in the award year (2009) outside New York City. Playwright...

Humana: How much do you remember?

One of the 2010 Humana Festival shows is a collective work (with its roots in the brilliant folks from the now defunct Theatre de la Jeune Lune), Fissures (lost and found), an evocative, poetic piece about memory — teaching us, among other things that each time...