Charles McNulty

Columnist

Charles McNulty is the theater critic of the Los Angeles Times. He received his doctorate in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from the Yale School of Drama. McNulty has taught at Yale, the New School, New York University, the City University of New York Graduate Center, UCLA and the California Institute of the Arts. McNulty, who got his theatrical start as a literary intern at the New York Public Theater in the days of Joseph Papp, is a former Village Voice theater critic and editor. He was the chairman of the Pulitzer drama jury in 2010. He received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for the theater year 2009-10 and was awarded the top prize for feature writing from the Society for Features Journalism in 2011.

Recent Articles

  • Why the Rio Olympics opening ceremony matters

    Why the Rio Olympics opening ceremony matters

    The threat of calamity hung in the air, but only a fool would doubt Brazilians’ ability to throw a lively party.  The Rio 2016 Olympics have been dogged by turmoil, scandal, ineptitude and protest, with a Zika epidemic and a foiled terrorist plot adding menace to the mix. But Friday’s opening ceremony...

  • Tennessee Williams: What three lesser known works say about the playwright's legacy

    Tennessee Williams: What three lesser known works say about the playwright's legacy

    No point in mincing words: Tennessee Williams is the greatest playwright America has ever produced. Yet more and more his reputation seems preserved in amber rather than renewed through revelatory revivals. Somebody somewhere is always presenting “The Glass Menagerie,” an inviting vehicle for commanding...

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