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Terry Teachout | Critic, playwright, musician, and theater lover

Terry Teachout. WSJ illustration. Terry Teachout, a drama critic and cultural columnist at the Wall Street Journal two decades, died early Thursday, January 13. He was 65. As summarized by the editorial board of his publishing home base, Teachout had a wide range of interests and explored...

Jim O’Quinn | Former American Theatre magazine editor dies in New Orleans

Jim O'Quinn. Photo by Alan Smason. Jim O’Quinn, the founding editor-in-chief of American Theatre, passed away on the night of October 11, 2021 from complications due to chronic heart disease. The longtime member of the American Theatre Critics Association was 74. O’Quinn first began his long tenure...

Jim O’Quinn | Recalled by colleagues after his passing at age 74

Jim O'Quinn, founding editor of American Theatre Magazine, passed away on October 11, 2021 at the age of 74. While we finalize a formal statement of remembrance, several pieces worth noting have been published in American Theatre in the past week. October 12, 2021. Jim O’Quinn,...

Edward Medina | Gentle wild enthusiast

Edward Medina Edward Medina died Wednesday evening April 28 following complications from heart transplant surgery in Fall 2020. Despite having a career that defies easy summary, several long term colleagues attempted to try. One of his outlets, Theater Pizzazz, captured him in this way: "The very definition...

Marianne Evett | ATCA leader and Primus Prize stalwart

Marianne Brish Evett Marianne Brish Evett, who chaired ATCA's Executive Committee in the early 1990s, served as President of Foundation ATCA and for many years on the Francesca Primus Prize committee, passed away several weeks ago due to heart failure at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge,...

Sandy Katz | The life of the party

Sandy Katz Sandy Katz, the freelance theater critic, photographer and travel writer whose ebullient personality and unstinting friendliness made her a memorable part of every ATCA conference, died Jan. 7 after battling kidney and cardiac illnesses for years. Katz, 80, was currently working for www.berkshirefinearts.com and www.maturelifefeatures.com,...

William Wolf | COVID-19 hits home

William Wolf at Drama Desk Panel February 25, 2010 “‘Women at Work: Directing and Writing for the Theater.” Members of the Drama Desk Awards organization, celebrating New York theatrical productions since 1955, were informed March 31 of the passing of one of their leaders. William Wolf was a...

Herbert Simpson, 1934-2019

Herb Simpson (photo by Charles Giuliano) December 14 — On this day, family members scattered the ashes of critic Herb Simpson and his sister, Marian, in the waters of San Francisco Bay. The long-time ATCA member, longer-time critic and even longer-time theater and dance lover passed...

The talented, talkative critic: Herbert Simpson (1934-2019)

By Bill Hirschman Herb Simpson (photo by Alan Smason) Nov. 26, 2019 — For even those who, like me,  knew Herbert Simpson only in passing, likely what they remember was his voice — usually deep and sonorous, a bit scratchy, but brimming with passion. They remember his voice...

JACKIE DEMALINE | Cincinnati, OH

(June 22, 2018 UPDATE)  Jackie Demaline, an occasional member of ATCA during her long career as a theater critic and arts reporter, died at the age of 68 in Cincinnati after a four-year battle with cancer. She began her career as an entertainment writer, editor, and...