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Michael Earl Feingold | May 5, 1945-Nov. 21, 2022

Michael Feingold (left) and Alvin Epstein during Epstein's tenure (1976-1979) as Guthrie Theater artistic director, with Feingold as his literary director. Photo: Jonathan Abarbanel personal collection. Eminent, admired, and influential theater critic Michael Feingold died Nov. 21 in New York after nearly a decade of declining...

Marion Garmel | Arts reporter, critic, Indianapolis-based mentor

Marion Garmel We are sad to note the passing of longtime ATCA member Marion Garmel, a retired critic who spent more than 50 years as an arts reporter and critic for The National Observer, Indianapolis News, and the Indianapolis Star. Her family reported on Facebook that Marion...

Jack Lyons | California theater and film critic

Jack Lyons, far left, posing with new ATCA members attending the June 2012 ATCA conference in Chicago Jack Lyons, a veteran freelance theater and film critic for several decades in Southern California, died last week after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer. He was an active...

Dan Sullivan | ATCA emeritus and founding member, mentor, teacher

Dan Sullivan at The Times (photo courtesy of Ben Sullivan) Dan Sullivan, gentle mentor, director of the O'Neill Center National Critics Institute for many years, and co-founder of the American Theatre Critics Association, passed away Tuesday of natural causes at his home in Minneapolis. He was...

Ragıp Ertuğrul | President of Turkish Theatre Critics Association passes at 52

Ragıp Ertuğrul Dear Friends, Colleagues, Members of AICT-IATC, and theatre lovers around the world, It is so difficult to find the right words at such moments. Ragıp Ertuğrul, President of the Turkish Theatre Critics Association has passed away at the age of 52. He was too young and...

Mark Cofta | In memoriam (1960-2022)

Mark Cofta We report with sadness the death of longtime theater critic and former ATCA member Mark Cofta on July 8, 2022. Mark covered live performance in the greater Philadelphia area for nearly 30 years, prior to his retirement in 2019. He served as Philadelphia City...

Richard Christiansen | Critic first gentleman of America’s second city

Richard Christiansen, critic and champion of the Chicago theater that Michael Billington called "alive, energetic, endlessly stimulating" and Linda Winer called simply "boisterous and thrilling" has passed away at age 90. The news was reported on January 28, 2022 by his Chicago Tribune colleague...

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,...