Member Milestones

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...

Glenn Meredith Loney (1928-2018)

Glenn Loney, a Renaissance man of arts journalism who interviewed hundreds of major artists of the 20th Century around the world and across genres, died April 16, at his home in New York City at age 89 after battling brain and lung cancer for a...

KAREN TOPHAM | Chicago, IL

Karen Topham is actively seeking theatre critics from around the country to become part of the expanded edition of her website ChicagoOnStage.com. Longtime ATCA member Beverly Friend is already filing reviews from Florida, and Karen’s desire is eventually to expand her “NationOnStage” section to cover different regions as enough...

ATCA confers Emeritus honor on Dan Sullivan, critic, mentor, friend

The ATCA Executive Committee voted this week to confer lifetime Emeritus Membership – one of its highest honors – on Dan Sullivan, the veteran critic, educator, mentor and co-founder of ATCA. Emeritus standing is awarded only to a small cadre of members and former members who have established...

ALAN SMASON | New Orleans

Alan has launched a new website at theatrecriticism.com with active participation from fellow member Aaron Krause. “We are soliciting reviews from those ATCA members or legitimate reviewers who would like to see their work archived on a website that showcases reviews from other critics. We are actively looking for...

A tribute to Joel Markowitz

The new editor-in-chief of DC Metro Theater Arts, the outlet founded by ATCA member Joel Markowitz, spoke movingly about Joel’s impact on the Washington theater community during a public radio show devoted to people the DC metro area lost in 2017. Markowitz died of ALS...