Member Milestones

JOHN ANGELL GRANT | Palo Alto, CA

T.S. Eliot’s high-profile writing career lasted more than 60 years. In 1948, he won a Nobel Prize for poetry that many think the finest of the twentieth century. About half way through this prestigious literary career, however, the poet shifted his creative efforts to drama...

DC Theater Community recognizes critic “whose love of theater is an inspiration”

(l-r) Tim Treanor and Lorraine Treanor present DC Theatre Scene’s Gary Maker Award to Joel Markowitz with Bruce Markowitz ready to read Joel’s remarks (Photo: James T. Rorke) Each year participating DC area theaters select a member of their audience “whose love of theatre is an...

Alice Carter dies, a leader of both ATCA and its Foundation

Alice Carter, 1946-2016 A passionate, lively personality, Alice served ATCA as its hard-working secretary, c.2000-04, then as President of Foundation ATCA for several years thereafter, and she was instrumental in the publication of ATCA’s Under the Copper Beech: Conversations with American Theater Critics, ed. Jeffrey Jenkins (2004)....

ATCA legend Ira Bilowit dead at 90

Go to the N.Y. Times obit to sign the guestbook. Scroll to the bottom of the extension of Bill Hirschman’s testimonial to find the separate “How Ira Bilowit Saved the Drama Desk from Oblivion!” by Glenn Loney. ATCA chair Bill Hirschman writes: Ira Bilowit Ira J. Bilowit, the esteemed arts...

Chicago critic Andrew Patner dies

ATCA mourns the sudden death Feb. 3 of Andrew Patner, just 55, who was an engaged, articulate member of the Excom in the 1990s. A polymath — journalist, broadcaster and critic who covered classical music, opera, theater, dance, cabaret, visual art, architecture, books, films and public policy –...

Pat Feldhaus retires, still singing

After 22 happy years of ATCA membership, Pat Feldhaus, who reviewed for various Northern California dailies, has retired. “Thank you for all my good times,” she says, especially ATCA conferences (including London, 1995), at which she would write and perform a song about the event. She...

Theater critics honor long-time colleague, Ira J. Bilowit

Ira Bilowit ATCA today honored long-time theater critic, playwright and citizen of the theater, Ira J. Bilowit, naming him a Member Emeritus. This doesn’t mean he’s doing any less, simply that he’s done so much, both for criticism and ATCA, and in fact he will co-chair ATCA’s weekend...

Jay Stanley, critic in Los Angeles and New Orleans

Longtime ATCA member Jay Stanley, who loved theatre, threw lavish parties for celebrity friends, broke taboos and established his own Marquee Awards, died March 8, 2014. He was 84. Click here for an obituary. ...

Jay Stanley, 1929-2014

Longtime American Theatre Critics Association member Jay Stanley, who loved theatre and ran his own Marquee Awards for 35 years - at first in Los Angeles and, later, New Orleans - died peacefully in his sleep on March 8, 2014. He was 84. Stanley, who in...

Randy Gener as of Feb. 10, 2014

Contributions still welcome Veteran ATCA member Randy Gener continues to improve as he recovers from severe head injuries suffered in a street attack Jan. 17 near his Manhattan home. He successfully has completed his second surgery, in which a synthetic plate was placed where a portion...