Each year, ATHE bestows nine awards "that recognize excellence in educational and professional theatre," according to press notes. Other recipients this year include Mark Charney (Cohen Award), Martha Jane Kaufman (Chambers Award), Robin Bernstein (Outstanding Article), Phillip Zarrilli (Outstanding Book), John O'Neal (Leadership in Community-Based Theatre), Beth Henley (Career Achievement in Professional Theatre), Gil Lazier (Career Achievement in Academic Theatre), and Paula Vogel (Outstanding Teacher).
O'Quinn is the founding editor of American Theatre, which has been published for 26 years. His articles and reviews have also been published in Stagebill, Theatre Heute, Tatler, High Performance, the Encyclopedia Britannica and other publications, and he was a regular theatre reviewer for the now-defunct Manhattan weekly 7 Days. He edited The Journal, a quarterly publication of the SDC Foundation, for six years and created the Downtown Arts section of The Villager newspaper in Manhattan. He edited "The American Theatre Reader: Essays and Conversations from American Theatre Magazine," a compendium published by TCG Books on the occasion of the magazine’s 25th anniversary.
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