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Critic Spotlight: January 2021

Jessica Goldman Houston-area criticPrimary outlet: Houston Press Jessica Goldman Let’s start with the basics. You have worked for the Houston Press for six years, but before that you were up in Calgary doing radio? Yes. We’re originally from Toronto; we moved to Calgary 12 years ago. I was the...

Critic Spotlight: December 2020

Nicole Gluckstern Bay Area Primary Outlet: KQED Nicole Gluckstern Why is it important to cover people who spend their life telling stories? It’s been useful to me to frame it in my mind as us both being storytellers. It just so happens that the focus of my stories tend to be...

#ATCA2020 highlights art and activism

ATCA is making history November 13-15, 2020 by holding its first truly national conference, and holding it online. Unbound by geography, we will be tied together by Zoom and our common interests in theater and the creative people who make it. ATCA2020: The Next Normal, our...

Critic Spotlight: November 2020

Ramona Harper Ramona Harper DC-area critic Outlets: DC Metro Theater Arts; Dance Metro DC Your background in diplomacy is fascinating. What led you to choose that life and what did you learn from it? Actually, the first thing I wanted to do in life was to start a magazine for Black women....

Critic Spotlight: October 2020

Soraya Nadia Mcdonald Soraya Nadia McDonald Brooklyn, New York Culture critic, The Undefeated This has been an incredible year for you professionally, capped off with a Pulitzer finalist citation in May. As we approach the end of 2020, have you been able to sit down and reflect on what...

Critic Spotlight: September 2020

Cristina Pla-Guzman Cristina Pla-Guzman Miami-area critic, drama teacher, actress, director Outlets: American Theatre, Broadway World (BWW Review) What drew you to criticism? I have been acting for 20-something years and I’ve been teaching high school-aged students for almost as long. I have an absolute passion for everything theater. I had never thought...

Critic Spotlight: August 2020

Janice L. Franklin Janice L. Franklin Professor of Humanities and Music at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas Outlets:Theater Jones You have unique training for a critic. What drew you to theater criticism? I fell in love with theater and have almost 40 years of experience. Most of this...

Critic Spotlight: July 2020

Sheri Flanders Chicago critic, improv performer and teacher at Second CityOutlets: Freelance; her work has appeared in Chicagoland Musical Theatre, Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times, Rescripted, New City and Windy City Times. Sheri Flanders What drew you to criticism?When the Hedy Weiss story happened with Pass Over, the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition called...

ATCA Statement of Action

Artists, administrators and artistic institutions are being asked to recognize how they uphold and support systems of white supremacy within the arts. As members of The American Theatre Critics Association, journalists and critics who cover this industry, we include ourselves and our organization in this...

ATCA Statement of Solidarity

The American Theatre Critics Association stands in solidarity with those taking a stand against the senseless killings of Black and Brown people across the country. We also support the reporters who are on the front lines covering protests. The theaters and theater makers we cover...