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

The Year in Arts 2018

Female directors provoked and excelled in leading roles

By , Globe Staff

Women of color surged to the fore among the year’s most memorable productions.

The Year in Arts 2018

Don Aucoin’s Top 10 in theater in 2018

By , Globe Staff

“Hamilton,’’ “Measure for Measure,’’ and “The Black Clown’’ lead the way.

‘Springsteen on Broadway’ soundtrack reveals a man at odds with his brilliant disguise

By , Globe Staff

Over its 2½-hour length, the recording of Springsteen’s autobiographical show stands on its own as an unusually forthright act of self-demystification.

Stage Review

Conversation, camaraderie, and contention in ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’

By , Globe Staff

Amid changes in their countries and their lives, African men talk it through in the American Repertory Theater production.