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LADCC Announces Officers and Members for the 2022-2023 Season


The 2022 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle is pleased to announce its current officers and members for the upcoming 2022- 2023 season. Founded in 1969, the Circle currently includes 17 critics covering productions across the Greater Los Angeles area.

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has held its first election since the COVID lockdown. The new slate of officers consists of President Jonas Schwartz-Owen (TheaterMania, BroadwayWorld/LA), Vice President Dana Martin (Stage Raw), Treasurer Hoyt Hilsman (Cultural Daily, Pasadena Now, Riot Material), Secretary Terry Morgan (Stage Raw, and Web Content Editor Ellen Dostal (BroadwayWorld/LA, Musicals in LA). LADCC welcomes its new officers for the 2022-2023 season.

Nominations for the upcoming LADCC Awards, which will include award recipients for both 2020 and 2021, will be announced shortly.

The current 2022 membership of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (in alphabetical order): Lara J. Altunian (Stage Raw, L.A. Dance Chronicle), Katie Buenneke (Stage Raw,, Peter Debruge (Variety), Ellen Dostal (BroadwayWorld/LA, Musicals in LA), Margaret Gray (L.A. Times), Hoyt Hilsman (Cultural Daily, Pasadena Now, Riot Material), Deborah Klugman (Stage Raw,,, Harker Jones (BroadwayWorld/LA,, LA Weekly), Dany Margolies (, Southern California News Group), Dana Martin (Stage Raw), Myron Meisel (Stage Raw), Terry Morgan (Stage Raw,,, Tracey Paleo (BroadwayWorld/LA, GiaOnThe, Melinda Schupmann (,, Jonas Schwartz-Owen (, Theatermania, BroadwayWorld/LA), Don Shirley (Angeles Stage on Substack) and Rob Stevens (

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Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announces Officers for upcoming year


At a May meeting of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, David C. Nichols was chosen as the Circle’s president for a one-year term. Nichols, who writes for the L.A. Times and other local publications, had previously held that office from 2008 to 2010.

Outgoing president Bob Verini, who has held the office since 2010, will take over as Awards Chair for the LADCC Awards ceremonies to be held next spring. Verini reviews theater and reports on film and television for Variety.

Sharon Perlmutter of, and five-time co-producer of the LADCC Awards show, will assume the duties of Vice President. Terry Morgan of will serve as Secretary. Mayank Keshaviah of the L.A. Weekly will continue in the post of Treasurer. Pauline Adamek of the L.A. Weekly has accepted the newly created position of Web Content Editor.

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle was founded in 1969. It is dedicated to excellence in theatrical criticism and the encouragement and improvement of theater in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Further information about the Circle, articles by members and details of the annual LADCC Awards may be accessed on this site.

Members bios and links to their outlets can also be found here.

Communications to the Circle should be directed to