Member Milestones

BILL HIRSCHMAN | Plantation, FL

(Jan 14, 2019 UPDATE) ATCA Chair Bill Hirschman’s mother “Lofi” passed away on Friday after a horrendous battle with cancer. Bill penned a loving obituary which can be read here.  ...

NEW MEMBERS | John Orr and Lauren Van Hemert

(Oct 12, 2018 UPDATE) ATCA is pleased to welcome the following new members to the association: JOHN ORR | Sunnyvale, CA“I’ve been writing about theater for 40 years, starting in college, continuing through writing about major shows in Los Angeles (Zero Mostel as Tevye, Anthony Hopkins as Prospero)...

PAM HARBAUGH | Indialantic, FL

(Sept 5, 2018 UPDATE) John Harbaugh, the husband of ATCA member Pam Harbaugh and a frequent attendee of our conferences, died last weekend after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was an educator and musician who was equally articulate about theater, travel, and a dozen other areas...

SANDY KATZ | New York, NY

(Aug 28, 2018 UPDATE) Sandy recently underwent some necessary surgery. Her husband Jerry reports she’s recovering well and should be “Travelin’ Sandy” again soon. ...

ALAN SMASON | New Orleans, LA

(Aug 28, 2018 UPDATE) Alan was selected as the first place recipient of the Breaking News category at the 60th Annual Press Club of New Orleans Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala. His story on the New Orleans Jewish community’s response to Hurricane Harvey (“New Orleans Community...

JACKIE DEMALINE | Cincinnati, OH

(June 22, 2018 UPDATE)  Jackie Demaline, an occasional member of ATCA during her long career as a theater critic and arts reporter, died at the age of 68 in Cincinnati after a four-year battle with cancer. She began her career as an entertainment writer, editor, and...

Barbara Bannon [1939 – 2018]

Barbara M. Bannon, the longtime secretary of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) executive commitee, who reviewed theatre in Utah for more than four decades, died on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute following a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer. She was...

CHRIS RAWSON | Pittsburgh, PA

Chris administers the August Wilson American Century Cycle Award. Originated by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August’s hometown paper, and co-sponsored by the August Wilson House, his childhood home, and in collaboration with the August Wilson Estate, the award honors those theaters that have completed the 10-play...

RUSSELL WARNE | Provo, UT

Dante Michael Warne was born on April 4 at 7:53 a.m. He weighted 6 pounds and 13.3 ounces and was 18.9 inches long. Everyone’s doing fine, though Russ notes “my oldest kid (my 3-year-old son) asked last week if we can return the baby to the...

ERICA MINER | Edmonds, WA

Erica has just published Death by Opera. The press synopsis teases: “In this sequel to Murder in the Pit, young violinist Julia and her cohort NYPD detective Larry Somers head to Santa Fe for the opera season. Against the breathtaking backdrop of the mystical Sangre de Cristo...