Theater Critic

Don Aucoin

Don Aucoin is the Globe’s theater critic. He reviews and reports on theater in the Boston area, and periodically writes about television.

Aucoin covered city and state government and several political campaigns for the Globe, wrote for the Boston Globe Magazine, was a TV critic for several years, and worked as a feature writer for the paper’s Living section, specializing in profiles and trend pieces. He is a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy’’ (Simon & Schuster). His story on race relations in Boston was included in “Best Newspaper Writing 2006-2007.’’ He is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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A spellbinding journey through Shakespeare and race in ‘American Moor’

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In “American Moor,’’ writer-performer Keith Hamilton Cobb explores racial attitudes in the theater and beyond with a compelling combination of dynamism and lyricism.

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A winning ‘Speech & Debate’ at Barrington Stage

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Betsy Hogg delivers virtuoso performance in Stephen Karam’s dark comedy about a trio of high schoolers drawn together by a brewing scandal.

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Buffeted by grief and unanswered questions in ‘Where Storms Are Born’

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Myra Lucretia Taylor is a mother wrestling with the loss of a son in the world premiere of a drama by Harrison David Rivers at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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A merry, messy ‘Cymbeline’ at Shakespeare & Company

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A milestone for Tina Packer. For Shakespeare, not so much.