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NY conference pix coming soon

Rob McClure & Wendy RosenfieldJonathan Abarbanel More pix here; more on the way. Happy Thanksgiving! ...

NY conference packed with panels, people, plays

Blythe Danner at Sardi’s For a packet of snippets from the Sardi’s Lunch with the Stars, watch this video of excerpts by Sandi Durell. Here, Tony Danza talks about boxing, teaching, and Arthur Miller. And here, playwright Doug Wright talks about making characters out of real people.   Perspectives in Criticism: playwrights...

New York weekend conference

For some accounts of the Nov. 7-9, 2014 conference organized by Sherry Eaker and Ira Bilowit, click here.   Blythe DannerSherry EakerBarbara Bannon & Stefanie ZadravecCady HuffmanTina Howe. Whean asked what she wanted from critics, she said, “illumination!” and opened the book in front of her.Jay Handelman &...

Stefanie Zadravec at Sardi’s

Stefanie Zadravec (at left, Barbara Bannon) Receiving her 2013 Primus Prize plaque at last (she had received the $10,000 check long ago) for her play, “The Electric Baby,” Stefanie Zadravec spoke briefly but with passion about the recognition (and lack thereof) of female playwrights, citing the “50-50 in 2020”...

Updates on NY Meeting, Nov. 7-9

It’s not a law firm: It’s Mark Linn Baker, Blythe Danner, Tony Danza, Julie Halston, Cady Huffman, Elizabeth Ashley, Tina Howe, Doug Wright (and more) who will join ATCA members for brunch at Sardi’s on Saturday, Nov. 8, a highlight of the New York Weekend. Also joining us...

NY conference Nov. 7-9 extends Early Bird registration to Oct. 31

Early Bird registration at $165 (members) and $175 (guests), which includes Brunch with the Stars at Sardi’s on Saturday morning, has been extended through Oct. 31, then goes up $20. Brunch alone for member or guest is $65. More here. ...

ATCA returns to NYC for 2014 weekend meeting, Nov. 7-9

Save that date! Longtime New York ATCA chairs Sherry Eaker and Ira Bilowit invite all ATCA members to a long-standing tradition, an ATCA Weekend Meeting (aka “mini-meeting”) on Broadway and off. Highlights include an interactive Playwriting Primer for Critics led by playwright Arthur Kopit, a panel of playwrights in the latest...

Winding down ATCA/Humana

With two new members, the new excom meets on the afternoon of April 5. In full view (right): Jonathan Abarbanel, Myrna Petlicki, Erin Keane. That night, a brief appearance is made by a sheetcake honoring ATCA’s 40th birthday (born in 1974): (at the left) from left, chair...

ATCA takes care of business

Louisville, KY — ATCA members today selected New Orleans as the site for the 2015 national conference, next spring, to be chaired by member Alan Smason. Treanor crowns Abarbanel Abarbanel embarasses Keane The executive committee re-elected Jonathan Abarbanel chair, along with Tim Treanor vice-chair; Barbara Bannon and Kerry...

Playwright Gunderson stakes out some Perspectives in Criticism

Perspectives in Criticism talk, the 33rd in a series that began in 1992.By Lauren Gunderson, playwrightFor the ATCA National Conference at the Humana Festival, April 3, 2014 (Some history of the 23 year series.) Hello my name is Lauren and I am a playwright and you are room full...