Milestones | Christiansen and Maupin
Cheers for Richard Christiansen. On March 1, Chicago’s Tony-winning Victory Gardens Theater named its new 109-seat studio theater after the retired chief critic for the Chicago Tribune, a key figure in the growth and recognition of Off-Loop Chicago professional theater and a longtime ATCA member. Read more under Milestones: Achievements, or enjoy this eye-witness tribute by Chris Jones and this one, on our ATCA Blog page, where Jonathan Abarbanel reports from the event.
Elizabeth Maupin, former ATCA chair and long-time critic for the Orlando Sentinel, retired Feb. 26 — see her announcement in the Transitions section of the Milestones page. You can also read her final Sentinel blog; in bidding farewell to 9,609 days at the Sentinel, she promises to continue writing about theater in other ways. Check out the wonderful reader comments attached.