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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...

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.  ...

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...

Barbara Bannon [1939 – 2018]

Barbara M. Bannon, the longtime secretary of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) executive commitee, who reviewed theatre in Utah for more than four decades, died on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute following a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer. She was...

Wendi Winters [1953-2018]

The shooting at the Capital Gazette Reporter in Annapolis on June 28, 2018, claimed five lives including that of arts writer Wendi Winters, a contributor to DC Metro Theatre Arts and a colleague of ATCA member David Siegel, who shares the following reflection: “It is with utter sadness that I...

Glenn Meredith Loney (1928-2018)

Glenn Loney, a Renaissance man of arts journalism who interviewed hundreds of major artists of the 20th Century around the world and across genres, died April 16, at his home in New York City at age 89 after battling brain and lung cancer for a...