Member Benefits

Member Benefits

ATCA offers valuable opportunities for educational and personal enrichment to both established and developing theater journalists. In a typical year, members gather for a multi-day annual conference in a major theater center outside of New York, as well as for a shorter meeting in New York City or elsewhere, perhaps a regional theater festival. At these events there are panels, workshops, seminars, guest speakers, discussions with regional and national theater practitioners, a sampling of regional theaters, and ample opportunity to talk shop and socialize with others in the profession.

Benefits include:

Professional affiliation with a nationwide network of over 200 theater writers

Membership in both the Foundation for the American Theatre Critics Association and International Association of Theatre Critics

ATCA website and social media promotion of member content

Member-only access to workshops, panels, interviews, meet-and-greets and video content with theater makers and industry experts

Admission to select international museums and galleries

Listing in the published and online ATCA member directories

ATCA website and social media promotion of member content

For Active Members:

One-time registration scholarship for new members to an ATCA conference*

Voting on the annual Theatre Hall of Fame inductees**

Recommending candidates for the annual Tony Award for regional theater**

Participating in play reading adjudication panels for the Primus Prize for women playwrights

Recommending new works to juried panels for Steinberg and Osborn Awards, and participating on the panels for those awards

Member-only access to video panels with theater makers and industry experts

Opportunities to represent ATCA at international conferences**

*Applies only to conference occurring in the first year of new membership.

** Applies to some membership categories and not others.

Join Today

Membership is open to anyone who regularly publishes substantive content reviewing, or who is otherwise critically covering theater, including writing for a print or online publication or blog, and video or audio platforms. The ATCA membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 but the membership committee reviews applications on a rolling basis.