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Don Aucoin is Theater Critic and Arts Critic-at-Large of The Boston Globe and a coauthor of the The New York Times top-10 best-seller “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy” (Simon & Schuster, 2009). His story on race relations in Boston is included in “Best Newspaper Writing 2006-2007.” In 2000, Aucoin was one of a dozen U.S. journalists selected to be a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. As a member of the Globe's City Hall and State House bureaus, he covered mayoral, gubernatorial, and congressional campaigns as well as the 1994 and 1996 contests for US Senate. As a TV critic and reporter, he covered the news and entertainment sides of the television industry from 1997-2000. His story for The Boston Globe Magazine about the struggle of an intellectually disabled man to live independently in the community earned a national award from the Sunday Magazine Editors Association, and he has won two United Press International awards, for breaking-news coverage and column-writing.  Aucoin was among the Globe reporters who earned the 2003 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers for coverage of the sex-abuse crisis in the Catholic church. Follow his reviews online at

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Jared Bowen is the host of the daily radio program The Culture Show on 89.7 GBH. He is also the Emmy award-winning Executive Arts Editor at GBH exploring the creative process through a lively mix of local and national artist profiles, performances and exhibitions. Jared is a special correspondent for the PBS NewsHour covers the latest happenings in the region’s theater, art, music, dance and film scenes on GBH’s Morning Edition and Boston Public Radio.  He is also the moderator of the Boston Speakers Series at Symphony Hall, facilitating conversations with everyone from world leaders to Oscar-winning actors. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

He has won four New England Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards for his arts reporting and is a recipient of the Commonwealth Award, recognizing achievement in the arts, humanities and sciences. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and a member of the American Antiquarian Society. Jared began his career at Dateline NBC in New York, is a graduate of Emerson College and holds an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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Terry Byrne has been covering the Boston arts scene for three decades, first as the arts editor and then chief theater critic for the Boston Herald and currently with the Stages column and occasional reviews for the Boston Globe and WBUR’s The ARTery. She appeared frequently on GBH TV's Greater Boston and has appeared on holiday segments for WCVB-TV’s Chronicle. Her work as a critic has been featured in a segment on ABC-TV's 20/20, and has appeared in Boston Magazine, The Asbury Park Press, The Dallas Morning News and the Toronto Sun. She earned her BA from Boston College and her MFA in Playwriting from Boston University, where she received a Robert Pinsky Global Travel Fellowship to Rome, Italy. She was a resident scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center from 2007-2022, writing about the forgotten stories of accomplished women. She also serves on the board of Equity Roadmap, Inc., a Cambridge nonprofit that supports youth and families by connecting them to equitable opportunities in their community.


In her day job, Terry is the Director of Development Communications at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she writes speeches for the Chair of Neurology, as well as interviews with and articles about researchers and clinicians who are passionate about improving health care. Find her reviews at

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Christopher Ehlers is Treasurer of the Boston Theater Critics Association. Formerly the Theater Editor at DigBoston and the Style Editor at EDGE Media Network, his reviews, criticism, and theatrical musings have also appeared in The Monitor, TheaterMania, WBUR’s The ARTery, and as a sometimes guest on GBH with Jared Bowen. In his other life, he has spent the last 17 years managing fundraising and sales campaigns for the country’s leading arts organizations including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera, Theatre Under the Stars, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Detroit Opera, and the Guthrie. 

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Joyce Kulhawik is President of The Boston Theater Critics Association. Best known as the Emmy Award-winning Arts and Entertainment Critic for CBS Boston (WBZ-TV1981-2008), Joyce has covered local and national events from Boston and Broadway to Hollywood, including the Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Grammys. She is also a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, writes for, and is a contributor on GBH radio 89.7’s The Culture Show. Nationally, Kulhawik has co-hosted syndicated movie-review programs, and hosts the Simmons University Leadership Conference here and abroad, the longest-running conference for women in the world.


As a 3X cancer survivor, Joyce testified before Congress on the 20th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act and received a National Bronze Medal for her advocacy from the American Cancer Society. The recipient of countless awards for her work, Kulhawik received the N.E. Emmy’s Governor’s Award in 2010 for her distinguished career, and in 2007 was an inaugural inductee into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Kulhawik also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Communications from her alma mater Simmons University and has an endowed scholarship in her name at the Berklee College of Music. Look for her reviews online at


R. Scott Reedy began covering theater and the arts in Boston in 1982 for his college newspaper, The Suffolk Journal, for which he subsequently served as editor-in-chief. He earned both a Bachelor's degree in journalism and a Master's in education from Suffolk University. From 1992 to 2023, his work – including theater reviews and feature interviews with Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winners – appeared in The Patriot Ledger, Middlesex Daily News, the TABs, the Providence Journal, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and other Gannett Media outlets nationwide. He was also a longtime contributing writer for Soap Opera Weekly and Soaps In Depth magazines. Currently, he is a reviewer and feature writer with BroadwayWorld/Boston.

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Jacquinn Sinclair is a Boston-based freelance journalist and critic. Currently, she’s a contributing performing arts writer for WBUR The ARTery. Her writing typically highlights creatives and organizations whose work centers on the intersection of art and activism. As a critic, she’s reviewed theater and restaurants. Jacquinn’s work has been featured in various publications, including DigBoston, The Philadelphia Tribune, and Find here reviews at WBUR.ORG.


Bob Verini covers New England for New York Stage Review and Variety, with periodic reports from Broadway and London. From 2006 to 2015 he covered Southern California theater for Variety, serving as president of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. He has written for American Theatre,, and Script, and will emphasize Boston and environs in the content for his in-process site,

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