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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TV CRITIC'S CORNER

In a partisan age, TV images that speak volumes

By , Globe Staff

On Tuesday, NBC News correspondent Kasie Hunt and other reporters stationed themselves in a hallway and asked passing GOP senators for their reaction to the force used against participants in a nonviolent protest against the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK

In TV, the playwright’s the thing

By , Globe Staff

Stage dramatists have helped add a shine to television’s Second Golden Age.

TV CRITIC'S CORNER

Within rom-com ‘The Lovebirds,’ a pointed message on racism

By , Globe Staff

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani play a couple who are breaking up after being together four years. They are forced to go on the run after their car is commandeered by a guy who uses it as a murder weapon — with them in it.

TV CRITIC'S CORNER

The good news about ‘Great News’

By , Globe Staff

The beguiling media-workplace comedy that lasted only two low-rated seasons on NBC before being canceled in 2018 is now on Netflix and Amazon Prime.