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

Play about Malcolm X’s Boston years set for 2019-20 season at ArtsEmerson

By , Globe Staff

For its 10th season, the presenting and producing organization will stage five new works to go along with five returning shows.

Stage Review

A nightmarish period of Cambodian history evoked in ArtsEmerson’s wrenching ‘See You Yesterday’

By , Globe Staff

The hybrid of physical theater and circus arts powerfully evokes the human toll of the Khmer Rouge genocide.

Stage Review

Lyric Stage navigates Sondheim’s ‘Pacific Overtures’ with a steady hand

By , Globe Staff

“Pacific Overtures’’ is a worthy capstone to the cycle of 10 Sondheim musicals Spiro Veloudos has presented at Lyric Stage over the last two decades.


Theater picks: Hating ‘Hamlet,’ cemetery stagings, and ‘Three Musketeers’

By , Globe Staff

Globe theater critic Don Aucoin’s summer picks, including Titanic’s “I Hate Hamlet,’’ SpeakEasy’s “The View UpStairs,’’ and Greater Boston Stage Company’s “The Three Musketeers.’’