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.

Latest stories

After nude-scene controversy, director returns to Boston Children’s Theatre

By , Globe staff

Burgess Clark’s return as executive artistic director apparently brings to a close a bitterly contentious episode that plunged the organization into crisis while prompting heated debate.

Stage Review

In Gloucester Stage’s compelling ‘The Effect,’ love is the drug

By , Globe Staff

Lindsay Crouse and Brad Hall costar in Lucy Prebble’s drama about a drug trial gone awry.


‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Oslo’ are top winners at the Tonys

By , Globe Staff

With no juggernaut in the competition, awards were handed out to an eclectic variety of productions.

Stage Review

Making River City Great Again in a vibrant ‘Music Man’ at North Shore

By , Globe Staff

You’re likely to have a fine time at this spirited production of Meredith Willson’s old-fashioned but slyly satirical musical.