Author: ATCA

SHARON EBERSON | Pittsburgh

Sharon Eberson, the theater critic and pop culture writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has received second place recognition for a series of theater-related stories in the Pennsylvania News Association’s 2019 Keystone Press Awards in the new category, Diversity. She points out that both she and...

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Receive 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award

Tony Awards to Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9th     April 29 — The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that based on the recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA), TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will be the recipient of the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony...

Lauren Yee wins 2019 Steinberg-ATCA Award for “Cambodian Rock Band”

“Cambodian Rock Band” had its world premiere at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, California. Previously, Yee won ATCA’s Francesca Primus Award in 2016 for her play “in a word.” Lauren Yee “Cambodian Rock Band” by Lauren Yee has been named the winner of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American...

Spenser Davis wins 2019 Osborn New Play Award for “Plainclothes”

ATCA is pleased to announce that Spenser Davishas won the 2019 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright. The Osborn Award recognizes Davis’ “Plainclothes,”which premiered at The Den Theatre in Chicago. The award will be presented at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville on...

CRITICS’ LONGEVITY

Not an individual milestone, this is about milestones for many. Reporter Ada Tseng of the Orange County bureau of the LA Times was writing a story about Tom Titus, who has been writing an “On Theater” column for 54 years. She asked if ATCA had statistics...

2019 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

You can download each set of minutes as a PDF file: January 22, 2019February 18, 2019March 18, 2019April 15, 2019May 13, 2019June 10, 2019July 15, 2019August 12, 2019October 14, 2019October 31, 2019 #atca-ny19 (New York City)December 9, 2019 ...

STUART BROWN | West Hartford, CT

ATCA member Stuart Brown has just launched  a 24/7 online Broadway music radio station – “Sounds of Broadway” (www.SoundsofBroadway.com) — which offers a wide-ranging listing of music from the Off-Broadway, Broadway, and London stages. Thousands of songs from hundreds of cast recordings are in rotation,...

ROBERT FAIRES | Austin, TX

This year’s slate of inductees in the Texas Institute of Letters includes poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, songwriters, playwrights, screenwriters, scholars and, in an unusual addition, a theater critic: ATCA’s own Robert Faires. The Institute is an honor society that has celebrated Texas literature and recognized...

BILL HIRSCHMAN | Plantation, FL

(Jan 14, 2019 UPDATE) ATCA Chair Bill Hirschman’s mother “Lofi” passed away on Friday after a horrendous battle with cancer. Bill penned a loving obituary which can be read here.  ...

NEW MEMBERS | John Orr and Lauren Van Hemert

(Oct 12, 2018 UPDATE) ATCA is pleased to welcome the following new members to the association: JOHN ORR | Sunnyvale, CA“I’ve been writing about theater for 40 years, starting in college, continuing through writing about major shows in Los Angeles (Zero Mostel as Tevye, Anthony Hopkins as Prospero)...