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Soraya Nadia McDonald | From Fellow to Trustee at the O’Neill Theater Center

Soraya Nadia McDonald The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced that Colman Domingo, Riccardo Hernández, Soraya Nadia McDonald, Genia Kaplan Quinn, and Madeline Sayet have been newly elected to its sizable and active Board of Trustees. McDonald was a National Critics Institute Fellow, a reporter at The...

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins Elected President of the International Association of Theatre Critics

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins. Photo: Darrell Hoemann/News-Gazette. ATCA's own Jeffrey Eric Jenkins was named as President of the International Association of Theatre Critics at its 29th General Assembly on May 15, 2021 held over zoom and hosted by Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Jenkins is the...

Chris Rawson | Actors talk August interview series

August Wilson and Chris Rawson. Kennedy Center, Nov. 13, 1991. Photo by Carol Pratt. When interviewed in 2017 for a series on critics reflecting on criticism, ATCA historian, twice ExCom chair, new play prize champion, and Theatre Hall of Fame board member Chris Rawson...

Rick Pender | Sondheim Encyclopedia released

Rick Pender, long-term member of ATCA and past chair of the Executive Committee, has put his extensive knowledge of and love for the subject of Stephen Sondheim into a book now available for pre-order from Rowman & LIttlefield -- The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia. The "wonderfully...

Kelundra Smith | A new role at the end of the rainbow

Kelundra Smith Kelundra Smith has contributed leadership and creativity to ATCA from the the moment she joined just a few years ago. American Theatre, one of her publishing outlets for several years (see her recent piece on funding for Black theaters here), has now tapped her...

Ed Tracy | Gorilla in the Room and Other Stories

Gorilla in the Room and Other Stories, the first book by ATCA member Ed Tracy, will be published on February 23, 2021. This collection of essays, letters, and other writings are re-imagined as an oncology ward on a Broadway stage, The publication will be available...

Nancy S. Bishop | ATCA member and Chicago girl

Nancy S. Bishop, a Chicago native, arts critic, and ATCA member, and editor-publisher of Third Coast Review, has published Chicago Girl: Essays on the Arts, Politics and Life. The book is part memoir with one section made up of seven essays about growing up in...

BILL HIRSCHMAN | Plantation, FL

(Jan 14, 2019 UPDATE) ATCA Chair Bill Hirschman’s mother “Lofi” passed away on Friday after a horrendous battle with cancer. Bill penned a loving obituary which can be read here.  ...

Back to Manhattan; Excom election; dues going up . . .

* ATCA returns to NYC Nov 3-5, thanks to Sherry Eaker, Martha Steketee, Jonathan Mandell, Scott Bennett, Wendy Mathis Parker and others. Email Sherry with suggestions . * Excom seats are up for election using the new system, combining in-person and mail (for description, click below). * In July membership renewals,...

ATCA member update, July 17

We have lots of projects in the works. If you are not involved, please volunteer. If you have and haven’t been contacted, let me know and we’ll offer you some options. Conferences – Howie Shapiro and Wendy Rosenfield are working on hotels for the annual conference April...