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Terry Teachout | Critic, playwright, musician, and theater lover

Terry Teachout. WSJ illustration. Terry Teachout, a drama critic and cultural columnist at the Wall Street Journal two decades, died early Thursday, January 13. He was 65. As summarized by the editorial board of his publishing home base, Teachout had a wide range of interests and explored...

Critic Spotlight: January 2022

Martha Wade Steketee New York, New YorkPrimary Outlet: urbanexcavations Martha Wade Steketee, early in the pandemic. Basics first: where do you work (do reviews) and how long have you been there? I have been a freelance critic since 2006, writing for online and print publications based in Chicago, Philadelphia,...

Lindsay Christians | Conferences, events, and food

Lindsay Christians. Image by Ruthie Hauge. Journalist Lindsay Christians, whose professional home base is Madison, Wisconsin’s The Capital Times, has been a member of ATCA for almost 15 years. During that time, she has been deeply involved in playwright awards and conference planning committees. In recent...

Critic Spotlight: December 2021

Samantha Baird Idaho Falls, IdahoPrimary Outlet: Samantha Baird Performing Arts Services Samantha Baird Where do you write and how long have you been writing about theater? I don’t review as much as I’d like to be today because of the pandemic, but I was writing for Front Row Reviewers...

ATCA2021 From Where We Sit | “Flying Over Sunset” panel now on Sunday

Theater, that ephemeral artform, changes with the moment, the personnel available, contemporary tastes, even the weather. Events about theater, like our upcoming virtual convening ATCA2021 From Where We Sit, morph just as easily. ATCA2021 has adapted to many changes over the past few months and...

Critic Spotlight: November 2021

Amanda Finn ChicagoPrimary Outlet: Newcity Amanda Finn Basics first: where do you work (do reviews) and how long have you been there? I have been writing reviews for Newcity in Chicago for three years now.  What is your background in theater and/or criticism? I’ve been writing theater criticism/journalism since 2014 when...

ATCA2021 From Where We Sit | Conference bonus “tick, tick…BOOM!”

On MONDAY | NOVEMBER 15, 2021 ATCA's 2021 virtual event From Where We Sit (members register HERE) will hold a next day, conference hangover, special bonus event. Attend the packed conference events on November 13 and 14, and make a return visit on November 15...

ATCA2021 From Where We Sit | ATCA’s second annual virtual meeting

In November 2020, the first year of the still rampant pandemic, ATCA assembled and delivered its first (and wildly successful) virtual conference entitled The Next Normal. This year, through our new website and new payment routines, we will again deliver our annual conference virtually via...

Critic Spotlight: October 2021

Thomas Gentile New YorkPrimary Outlet: El Conocedor Thomas Gentile Thomás Gentile is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk. Winner of an ECAS Award for educating Hispanics in the arts. El Conocedor provides reviews in Spanish of Broadway, Off Broadway, and...

David John Chávez | ATCA chair in GMA article on Broadway reopening

Block party after first performance of "Pass Over" August 4, 2021. Photo: Jeenah Moon/The New York Times via Redux Journalist Kiara Alfonseca spoke with advocates, artists of color, journalists, and others on the re-opening of Broadway and theater's engagement many dimensions of diversity. Her piece "As...