Events

#ATCA2020 highlights art and activism

ATCA is making history November 13-15, 2020 by holding its first truly national conference, and holding it online. Unbound by geography, we will be tied together by Zoom and our common interests in theater and the creative people who make it. ATCA2020: The Next Normal, our...

The future of Broadway and touring at #ATCA2020

Brian Moreland Broadway is dark and will not open until June — at the earliest. So how are commercial producers of New York and touring shows  coping, dealing, strategizing and planning during this pandemic? What are they anticipating for the future? How are they holding their...

ATCA goes to the movies at The Next Normal

https://vimeo.com/460246713 On the heels of its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival, the documentary “Horton Foote: The Road to Home” will be presented at the 2020 ATCA convention on Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The 75-minute film chronicles the career the Pulitzer Prize-winner...

Digital conference planner reflects on agenda and process

Frank Rizzo Five ATCA members have been meeting on Zoom to plan the November 13-15 “The Next Normal” digital event since August.  Conference Committee co-chair Frank Rizzo answers some questions for Martha Wade Steketee (ex-officio member of the committee for this conference) about the process they’ve run so far...

ATCA “The Next Normal” conference planning continues

2020 is our year of many transitions inspired by a global pandemic, by theater companies and corporations examining how they do business, and members of many professions — including theater criticism — looking at how they work, support, and invite a range of voices to...

ATCA convenings go virtual with “The Next Normal”

What good is sitting alone in your room when, through the magic of Zoom, you can join fellow arts journalists from around the country for a low-cost weekend of challenging ideas, insight, and, yes, fun at ATCA’s first virtual conference — Friday November 13, 2020...

ATCA-PPF20 Costa Mesa meeting postponed

World and national health concerns due to the spread of COVID-19 have led ATCA leadership and conference chairs to postpone the upcoming April conference in Costa Mesa, California and the surrounding area. ATCA chair Martha Wade Steketee wrote to registered attendees today. ATCA is committed to providing...

ATCA-PPF20 visit with Chance Theater now includes a show

On Thursday April 23, attendees of ATCA-PPF20 programming associated with the Pacific Playwrights Festival in Costa Mesa will get to know Anaheim’s Chance Theater from several different perspectives. As already reported, members will meet Chance Theater’s Founding Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen in the first afternoon conference session “Putting it...

Session on season building added to ATCA-PPF20

In our upcoming ATCA conference in Costa Mesa April 23-26, 2020 we won’t just be considering what gets staged, but also how and why. To that end, we’ve arranged two panels that explore the processes that lead to what you see on stage. For these...

ATCA travels to Costa Mesa in April

Conference chairs Lou Harry and David John Chávez invite members to the ATCA annual meeting to Costa Mesa, California for South Coast Rep’s Pacific Playwrights Festival from April 23-26, 2020. Conference registration is open! You know it’s an official conference when a hashtag has been assigned: #atca-ppf20 For other details (now moot because of the pandemic): The...