The American Theatre Critics Association, Inc. is the only national association of professional theatre critics. Our members work for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and on-line services across the United States.
Membership is open to all who review theatre professionally, regularly and with substance for print, electronic or digital media.
Since its founding in 1974, ATCA has provided opportunities for members to explore the remarkable artistic resources of our national theatre and of theatre around the globe.
We work to foster greater communication among theatre critics in the United States and abroad, to improve the training and development of critics at different stages of their careers, to advocate absolute freedom of expression in theatre and theatre criticism – including the individual critic’s right to disagree with the opinions of colleagues – and to increase public awareness of the theatre as an important national resource.