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ATCA second annual Edward Medina Prize for Excellence in Cultural Criticism awarded to Gloria Oladipo

Gloria Oladipo NEW YORK – The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) will award critic and journalist Gloria Oladipo (she/her) the second annual Edward Medina Prize for Excellence in Cultural Criticism at its November 2023 conference in New York. ATCA created this new award to honor their late...

Helbing program year 2 announced and applications open

NEW YORK – The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has announced year two of its groundbreaking Helbing Mentorship Program, planned to run from January 1-December 31, 2024. The year-long mentorship supports the work of a theater writer who identifies as LGBTQIA+. The Helbing Fellow receives a...

Foundation ATCA elects new board and officers

New York — The Foundation of the American Theatre Critics Association held its new year formation meeting on Aug. 14, 2023 and elected new members to the board and a slate of officers. Jay Handelman of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune was re-elected as president of the...

ATCA’s second annual Edward Medina Prize applications open through August 11, 2023

Edward Medina New York -- The American Theatre Critics Association announces that entries are open for the second annual Edward Medina Prize for Excellence in Cultural Criticism. The application deadline is Friday, August 11, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.This award is for theater critics and journalists in...

2023-2024 Executive Committee election and leadership results

New York — ATCA Executive Committee Leadership ratification after the June 2023 electronic election took place during the July 10, 2023 monthly meeting. Installation of leadership and membership of various ATCA committees will be finalized soon. The 2023 Executive Committee electronic voting process opened on June...

Christina Anderson wins 2023 Steinberg/ATCA Award for “the ripple, the wave that carried me home”

Christina Anderson (she/her) COSTA MESA, Calif. – Playwright Christina Anderson has won the 2023 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for her play the ripple, the wave that carried me home. The Steinberg/ATCA Award, which carries a $25,000 cash prize, recognizes an outstanding...

Finalists Named for 2023 Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award

NEW YORK — The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) today announced six finalists for the 2023 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, recognizing the playwrights who produced the best scripts that premiered professionally outside of New York City in 2022. The top award, which carries...

Brittani Samuel winner of inaugural Edward Medina Prize

Brittani Samuel NEW YORK—The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has named critic and journalist Brittani Samuel to receive the inaugural Edward Medina Prize for Excellence in Cultural Criticism at its November 2022 conference in New York.  ATCA created this new award to recognize theater critics and journalists...

Foundation ATCA elects new board and officers

New York — The Foundation of the American Theatre Critics Association held its annual meeting on Aug. 9 and elected new members to the board and a slate of officers. Jay Handelman of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune was re-elected as president, and he begins his 10th...

ATCA Edward Medina Prize applications open through August 31, 2022

Edward Medina NEW YORK — The American Theatre Critics Association announces that entries are open for the inaugural Edward Medina Prize for Excellence in Cultural Criticism. The deadline for applications is August 31, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. This new award is for theater critics and journalists in...