Member Milestones

Robert Faires | An accidental critic hangs up his pen

ATCA member Robert Faires reports that he has departed from his long-term writing home at The Austin Chronicle. Robert Faires "I've finally taken my leave from the one and only paper I've ever worked for, the altweekly The Austin Chronicle. I was a freelancer covering theater for...

Charles Giuliano | Museum of Fine Arts receives his gonzo treatment

Past ATCA Executive Committee member Charles Guiliano reports that his new overview of the world-class Museum of Fine Arts Boston is now available. His newest publication offers an oral history of an essential Boston arts institution draw from interviews over the decades with museum directors, curators,...

Bill Hirschman | SPJ Sunshine State Awards winner

Bill Hirschman Current Executive Committee member (and dedicated ATCA member of several decades) Bill Hirschman has added another laurel to his collection. Hirschman, founder and chief critic of Florida Theater On Stage, recently won second place in the Sunshine State Awards of the Society of Professional...

Chris Jones | Leading Chicago critic now editorial page editor

Chris Jones (Chicago Tonight / WTTW) ATCA member Chris Jones, who has served on the Executive Committee and as ATCA's connection to the TONY Awards among many other roles, has added a new professional role to his resume. While noting that he will continue to write about...

Soraya Nadia McDonald | From Fellow to Trustee at the O’Neill Theater Center

Soraya Nadia McDonald The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced that Colman Domingo, Riccardo Hernández, Soraya Nadia McDonald, Genia Kaplan Quinn, and Madeline Sayet have been newly elected to its sizable and active Board of Trustees. McDonald was a National Critics Institute Fellow, a reporter at The...

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins Elected President of the International Association of Theatre Critics

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins. Photo: Darrell Hoemann/News-Gazette. ATCA's own Jeffrey Eric Jenkins was named as President of the International Association of Theatre Critics at its 29th General Assembly on May 15, 2021 held over zoom and hosted by Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Jenkins is the...

Edward Medina | Gentle wild enthusiast

Edward Medina Edward Medina died Wednesday evening April 28 following complications from heart transplant surgery in Fall 2020. Despite having a career that defies easy summary, several long term colleagues attempted to try. One of his outlets, Theater Pizzazz, captured him in this way: "The very definition...

Chris Rawson | Actors talk August interview series

August Wilson and Chris Rawson. Kennedy Center, Nov. 13, 1991. Photo by Carol Pratt. When interviewed in 2017 for a series on critics reflecting on criticism, ATCA historian, twice ExCom chair, new play prize champion, and Theatre Hall of Fame board member Chris Rawson...

Rick Pender | Sondheim Encyclopedia released

Rick Pender, long-term member of ATCA and past chair of the Executive Committee, has put his extensive knowledge of and love for the subject of Stephen Sondheim into a book now available for pre-order from Rowman & LIttlefield -- The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia. The "wonderfully...

Marianne Evett | ATCA leader and Primus Prize stalwart

Marianne Brish Evett Marianne Brish Evett, who chaired ATCA's Executive Committee in the early 1990s, served as President of Foundation ATCA and for many years on the Francesca Primus Prize committee, passed away several weeks ago due to heart failure at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge,...