Author: ATCA

UK’s Theatre Record has new website and a new editor

The UK publication Theatre Record ("chronicling the British Stage since 1981") now has a shiny new website and a new editor, Alison Cook. "We have enhanced some areas, including improving the search engine, so from the launch of the new website you can search for...

Ragıp Ertuğrul | President of Turkish Theatre Critics Association passes at 52

Ragıp Ertuğrul Dear Friends, Colleagues, Members of AICT-IATC, and theatre lovers around the world, It is so difficult to find the right words at such moments. Ragıp Ertuğrul, President of the Turkish Theatre Critics Association has passed away at the age of 52. He was too young and...

Mark Cofta | In memoriam (1960-2022)

Mark Cofta We report with sadness the death of longtime theater critic and former ATCA member Mark Cofta on July 8, 2022. Mark covered live performance in the greater Philadelphia area for nearly 30 years, prior to his retirement in 2019. He served as Philadelphia City...

2022-2023 Executive Committee election and leadership results

New York — ATCA Executive Committee Leadership ratification after the June 2022 electronic election took place during the July 11, 2022 monthly meeting. Installation of leadership and membership of various ATCA committees will be finalized soon. The 2022 Executive Committee electronic voting process opened on June...

2022 Theater Hall of Fame inductees announced

July 5, 2022 — The Theater Hall of Fame announced today the 2022 class of inductees. ATCA members join past Hall of Fame inductees to vote on these annual honors. The 2022 cohort includes playwrights Lynn Nottage, (who was announced in 2021 but was unable to attend...

Court Theatre in Chicago to receive 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award

May 18 -- The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that based on the recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association, Court Theatre will be the recipient of the 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The honor is accompanied by a grant of $25,000, made possible...

2022 Drama Desk nominations chaired by ATCA member honor the rich return of New York theater

May 16 — Nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today, and the full list of nominees and announced special awards are available here. In keeping with the Drama Desk's mission, the nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway...

James Ijames play “Fat Ham” wins 2022 Pulitzer for Drama

James Ijames May 12 -- Announced May 9: "Fat Ham" by James Ijames, running May 12-June 12, 2022 at New York's Public Theater after an earlier digital run at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, wins the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Pulitzer Prize website...

ATCA Connects highlights podcasting in May 24, 2022 session

ATCA's ongoing Zoom event series will next focus on the art and practice of podcasting. On March 24, 2022 in yet another members-only event, Executive Committee member Elizabeth Kramer will moderate a conversation with three people working in podcasting from around the country and from...

Makasha Copeland wins 2022 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for “Extreme Home Makeover”

Makasha Copeland (they/them) NEW YORK – Makasha Copeland has won the American Theatre Critics Association’s (ATCA) 2022 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for their play “Extreme Home Makeover.” Given by ATCA in memory of critic, director, educator and new play advocate M. Elizabeth “Betty” Osborn (1941-1993), the...