Events

Why settle for one chimney when you can visit Ten Chimneys

Registration is now available for the add-on trip to Milwaukee following our annual conference in Chicago. The dates are June 17-20. Anne Siegel is coordinating the trip. You can print out the attached registration form and mail it to the address on the forms with your registration...

ATCA gathers in Denver for Colorado New Play Summit

By Jay Handelman, ATCA Chair About two dozen ATCA members and their guests gathered Feb. 10-12 at the Denver Center Theatre Company for the seventh annual Colorado New Play Summit, a weekend collection of staged readings and two world premieres. Playwrights and industry professionals mixed with...

ATCA heads to Denver New Play Summit in February

The winter gathering of the American Theatre Critics Association will be held in conjunction with the New Play Summit held at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Feb. 10-12, 2012. It’s a return visit to the summit, where a small group met in 2010. Details are...

Some reviews and commentary on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Some ATCA members have sent links to what they’ve written about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, based on the ATCA annual conference, July 6-10. Caesar (left) and her Brutus share a drink We’d like to see more links – send them here. Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 31: “The Big Bard Fest...

Milwaukee to be add-on to 2012 Chicago conference

If you are taking in some Midwest sights before or after our 2012 Chicago national conference, June 13-17, how about attending a post-conference trip to Milwaukee, June 17-20? Details are only beginning to take shape, but the add-on promises to be worthwhile for those who...

ATCA in Ashland

July, 6-10 — This week ATCA is in Ashland at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for its annual conference. In so far as we can, in between meetings, panels, 8 plays, late night discussions in the Crystal Room of the Ashland Springs Hotel and the attractions of...

Jim O’Quinn, the show must go on

Neither raging fever, pounding headache nor general malaise could keep Jim O’Quinn from delivering his impeccably artistic Perspectives in Criticism speech to ATCA members and their guests, gathered last week in Ashland, OR, for their annual conference at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Jim, a New Orleans Times-Picayune city...

ATCA elects new board; Handelman chosen as chair

jay handelman Jay Handelman, longtime critic for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, was elected chair of the ATCA executive committee during the organization’s annual conference in Ashland, Oregon. Handelman served as chair from 1994 to 1996. He succeeds Pittsburgh Post-Gazette critic Chris Rawson, who served in the position for the...

ATCA selects Chicago for 2012 conference

ASHLAND, OR—The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected Chicago as the site of its 39th annual conference, June 13-17, 2012. The ATCA annual conference will be co-hosted by the League of Chicago Theatres and the City of Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. Rocco Landesman, Chair...

Round the clock in Ashland

Although it’s pretty mellow in beautiful Ashland, the home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, this small mountain town has been the site for an energized ATCA conference.With the OSF’s provocatively contemporary productions of not only Shakespeare, but also Moliere and Gilbert & Sullivan, ATCA members are...