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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Stage Review

A ‘Peculiar Patriot’ — and a powerful indictment of racial injustice

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A solo drama written and performed by Liza Jessie Peterson delivers a damning portrait of racial injustice within the US criminal justice system.

Stage review

Loss reverberates through teen lives in ‘The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood’

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Kira Rockwell’s jolting and urgent new drama focuses on adolescent girls trying to cope with the suicide of a housemate in a treatment facility.

Stage Review

Sound and fury, signifying something at Actors’ Shakespeare Project

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Actors’ Shakespeare Project undertakes an ambitious project: “Macbeth’’ and “Equivocation’’ in repertory.

Stage Review

At New Rep, a heroine’s tale, reductively told

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“We Will Not Be Silent,’’ about anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl, has its heart in the right place but doesn’t succeed as drama.