Events

ATCA on Broadway (and thereabouts)

About 50 ATCA members gathered in NYC, Feb. 4-6, for a weekend conference (aka “mini-meeting”). In between panels and shows and the hurlyburly of The City, a few took a short break to file a comment, and more are expected. ...

Who could ask for anything more?

Before spending time with my new ATCA colleagues in New York, I was under the impression that most performers/writers/directors shy from reviews, so I was pleasantly surprised with those who confessed to reading them and how many said that both the good and bad live...

Great moments and push-back in NYC

Some great moments in ATCA’s mini-meeting in NYC: * At the Sardi’s brunch, celeb guest Dan Lauria sounds like Vince Lombardi: “I like the challenge. I’m a Marine. Come on. Bring it on.” His stage wife in Lombardi, Judith Light, looks ethereal as she allows the winds...

A terrific New York Conference weekend

After a day of stimulating panel discussions on the theater experience from the points of view of actors, acting teachers, producers and reviewers, we were treated to the traditional Brunch with the Stars at Sardi’s. What fun it was to sit next to Jeffrey Wright...

Bill Blog (Hirschman, that is)

Ah, to be in New York City when the sleet’s in bloom! Okay, it’s not April in Paris. Nor Fort Lauderdale in February (one of the most beautiful times of the year back home). But it’s not like we’re standing on an El platform in...

Rapp, Nelson, Mann join Perspectives on Criticism; latest NY conference schedule

Feb. 1 — The previously announced Bartlett Sher is out, but playwrights Richard Nelson, Adam Rapp and Emily Mann, plus Playwrights Horizons artistic director Tim Sanford are in. As previously announced here, both the Friday and Sunday sessions are at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, entrance at 25th St. between Third and...

Latest info on N.Y. conference, Feb. 4-6

Jan. 22 — Normallly our Perspectives in Criticism speakers are critics; but at our N.Y. conference, Feb. 4-6, they will be playwrights and directors. Upload Registration Form here. Latest schedule follows. ATCA New York Weekend Conference, Feb. 4-6, 2011 For developing details (names of more participants, tweaks in schedule),...

Dana Ivey, Stacy Keach, Paxton Whitehead join ATCA Brunch with the Stars at Sardi’s, Feb. 5

Jan. 20 — Stacy Keach (Other Desert Cities), Dana Ivey and Paxton Whitehead (the improbable lovebirds in The Importance of Being Earnest) are the latest participants in the Brunch with Stars at Sardi’s (Feb. 5), joining Linda Lavin, Lily Rabe (Portia opposite Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice), Colin Quinn, Andre De Shields, Dan Lauria (title...

NY Conference schedule as it stands

Jan. 9 — New participants or other details will be added every few days. Following are schedule and registration form. ATCA New York Weekend Conference, Feb. 4-6, 2011 For developing details (sites of meetings, names of participants, any changes in schedule), watch the ATCA website at http://www.americantheatrecritics.org/. SPECIAL $99 HOTEL...

4 weeks to NY conference; more plans announced; make your own plans now

Co-chairs Sherry Eaker and Ira Bilowit announce the “Perspectives on Criticism” panel will feature two directors and two playwrights. Already interested is Marsha Norman, with some other big names in our sights. (Hint: Read the lively remarks by a well-known playwright a couple of items down on our...