ATCANY2022 | Reseated and In Person

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ATCANY2022 | Reseated and In Person

November 11 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 1:00 pm EST

$75.00 – $100.00

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American Theatre Critics Association 2022 Conference:
Reseated and In Person

Early Bird $75 through October 31, 2022 (midnight Eastern). Full Price $100 November 1, 2022 and after.

Members and Member Guests Only

The American Theatre Critics Association is proud to announce its 2022 annual conference, Reseated and In Person.

This will be the first time that ATCA members have convened in the same physical space since Fall 2019, and will be the first time in ATCA conference history that the formal annual meeting will be held in New York City. (Over the years, shorter or mini meetings have often been held in New York City, including the most recent pre-shutdown ATCA New York meeting in November 2019.) What better location to welcome our members back to each other and to our tradition of theatrical convenings than New York City!

ATCA Executive Committee chair David John Chávez acknowledged the work of the 8-member conference planning team (Scott Bennett, David John Chávez, Jay Handelman, Lou Harry, Bill Hirschman, Frank Rizzo, Martha Wade Steketee, and Maren Scriven Swensen) in a recent notice to members. “It’s been a long time since we’ve gathered in person,” Chávez noted, “and one of the missions of the confab this year is to return to what we all know and love but finally do it together, in person.”

Days are structured to allow for evening and matinee performances, to be scheduled by participants with press contact information that will be provided to paid attendees.

Stay tuned to this page and weekly ATCA newsletter for the latest developments in the evolving agenda.

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  • $75 Early Bird registration for the full conference through October 31, 2022 [midnight Eastern]
  • $100 Full Price November 1, 2022 [12:01 am Eastern] through end of conference

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[Subject to change based on availability of invited guests.]

Presenter Bios and Headshots



venue: Club 135 by Industrious at 135 West 50th Street

All times are Eastern. 

Coffee, tea, and drink provided.

9:00 am SESSION: Visibility, Access, and Advocacy. Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC) co-founder, actor, and advocate Pun Bandhu and artist, educator, advocate, and creative producer Clint Ramos will discuss with David John Chávez representation of performers, designers, and theater makers and changes at institutions and leaders as a result of the recent racial reckoning in the theater industry.

10:30 am SESSION: Conversation with Jesse Green on “Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers” (2022). Martha Wade Steketee will have a chat with New York Times chief theater critic Jesse Green about his recent biography Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers (2022). Green will discuss this uniquely structured memoir and the world of Mary Rodgers, field questions from attendees, and sign books attendees bring to the session. Books can be purchased directly from MacMillan, from Bookshop, or from the bookseller of your choice.

12:00 pm BREAK: lunch chat and member updates. Lunch provided.

1:00 pm SESSION: Pro-Shooting with BroadwayHD. Lou Harry will moderate a conversation with BroadwayHD principals Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane, and director, actor, producer Don Roy King. The participants will share insights into how the deals are made to video record and present Broadway shows as well as discuss the logistics of how those shows are recorded.

2:30 pm SESSION: [programming change in progress, update to come]

4:00 pm PERSPECTIVES IN CRITICISM: Helen Shaw. ATCA’S lecture series inaugurated with remarks by Clive Barnes in 1992 continues with New Yorker critic Helen Shaw, in conversation with Martha Wade Steketee.

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venue: today we’re homeless by design

No coffee, tea, or other libations provided. Come ready to tour!

9:30 am TOUR: Broadway Up Close with owner and tour guide Tim Dolan. Explore the historic Hudson Theatre where the play on stage is Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

11:30 am TOUR: Focus Center Stage: 50 Years of the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive,  an introduction by curator Patrick Hoffman and individual exploration of an exhibit honoring the 50th anniversary of the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT), long recognized as the first and foremost collection of videorecorded live theater performances in the world.

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venue: Audacy Sound Stage @ Hard Rock Hotel NYC at 159 West 48th Street

Coffee, tea, and water provided.

9:00 am SESSION: ATCA awardees for the first year of two ATCA programs. ATCA Medina Prize winner Brittani Samuel and ATCA Helbing Mentorship Program fellow Billy McEntee will be in discussion with Helbing committee chair Chris Byrne. Other ATCA project updates may be included in this session.

10:30 am SESSION: Beyond Broadway: The Education & Enrichment of Future Artists & Audiences. Susan E. Lee, Founder, Broadway Education Alliance, will moderate a conversation with John Prignano, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Education and Development, Music Theatre International; Amelia Belovesick, Curriculum Development Specialist, WPBS-TV Watertown, NY; and Zach Stevenson, Director of Marketing, NETworks Presentations. The panel will reflect on transformative work being done on Broadway, touring shows, and through media using the arts as the core of life-long learning.

12:00 pm SESSION: Kimberly Akimbo moves from Off Broadway at the Atlantic to Broadway at the Booth. David Lindsay-Abaire‘s book and lyrics inspired by his own play, meet Jeanine Tesoris music to tell the story of a teenaged girl whose spirit is light despite an aging disease. Lindsay-Abaire and Tesori  along with two of the show’s breakout stars — Justin Cooley and  Bonnie Milligan — will discuss with Jay Handelman the transfer of this gentle musical to a big Broadway stage.

5:00 pm TOUR: Museum of Broadway. Tour this new venue dedicated to all things Broadway before it opens to the public November 15.  Registration cut-off was cut off Thursday, November 3 and tickets for entry were sent to those conference attendees who expressed interest in this tour.

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November 11 @ 8:00 am EST
November 13 @ 1:00 pm EST
$75.00 – $100.00
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