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ATCA gathers in Indianapolis

ATCA’s annual mini-conference brings several dozen of us to the mid-west this weekend, March 21-24, just in time for spring. Reports of the festivities and art will follow. ...

Just one month to go to ATCA in Indianapolis, March 21-24

More to the point, the deadline to get the ATCA rate at the brand new Alexander Hotel is just ahead, Feb. 19. The conference fee of $99 for members, $135 for guests, includes events, lunches, Saturday dinner, receptions, and panels. Special $150 fee for non-members who join,...

ATCA gathers in Indy, March 21-24

HAVE WE GOT A DEAL FOR YOU!! ATCA will gather in March for the first time in Indianapolis, and for good reason. Look what we have to offer. The $99 weekend features: * Concert & chat with Michael Feinstein and Barbara Cook* Tour of Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Archives* Mainstage Equity productions...

March 21-24, 2013: ATCA weekend conference in Indianapolis

Conference organizer Lou Harry bids us welcome to Indianapolis, “the home of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and the place that gave the world Kurt Vonnegut and David Letterman. Conference offerings will include the Midwest premiere of Nicky Silver’s “The Lyons” at the Phoenix Theatre, a performance of Matthew Lopez’s “The Whipping Man” at the Indiana...

Gerald Weales on Indianapolis

Gerald Weales, a self-confessed 87 (and not incidentally winner of the 1964 George Jean Nathan Award) writes from Philadelphia to reminisce:   Thanks for sending the news of ATCA.  Even though I am a superannuated critic—still writing but not regularly—I like to hear what is going on...

March 21-24, 2013 weekend conference set for home of theater, stock cars, satire and song

Organizer Lou Harry bids us welcome to Indianapolis: “Central Indiana is looking forward to welcoming you to the home of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the place that gave the world Kurt Vonnegut and David Letterman. Conference offerings will include the Midwest premiere of Nicky Silver’s “The Lyons” at the Phoenix Theatre,...

More links to Chicago conference reviews and commentary

(NOTE that we’ll link to other reviews from our Chicago conference as we get them.) In the Desert Local News, Jack Lyons reviews Timeline Theatre premiere, My Kind of Town: click here. Chicago report from Jacksonville’s Dual Critics (Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom): click here. Jack Petro (Jack’s...

Jay Handelman re-elected ATCA chair by new executive committee

Laura Hayes’ logo for ATCA Chicago: ATCA’s satiric image of a self-satisified critic by Daumier takes over the famous spitting Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. At the Chicago conference, the ATCA membership elected Michael Howley and Tim Treanor to three-year executive committee terms (until 2015). Re-elected to a second term...

Vigorous and brawny, full of variety

Chicago, writes Chris Rawson in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “feels like a throwback to the great age of cities” — and that includes five Tony-winning theaters, out of some 200 in all. Quick survey of seven shows: click here....

Chicago is my kind of theater town

Jay Handelman writes in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: With more than 200 companies of all sizes, styles and genres, Chicago offers audiences a theatrical variety that most cities can only envy. Click here....