about Christine Dolen

Christine Dolen was the Miami Herald’s theater critic from 1979 to 2015. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in journalism from The Ohio State University and was formerly a critic and editor with the Detroit Free Press. She was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University from 1984-1985, and a senior fellow at Columbia University’s National Arts Journalism program in 1999. In 1997, she was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Drama Jury. Dolen’s awards include the Green Eyeshade in criticism from the Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and first place in Arts Writing in the Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards. In 2001, she received the George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. She has also been honored with a Silver Palm Award and the South Florida Theatre League’s Remy Award for her coverage of theater in the region. In November 2011, American Theatre Magazine named her as one of a dozen of the country’s most influential theater critics. As a freelance critic, her work now regularly appears on ArtBurst, The Miami Herald, SouthFlorida.com, and The Sun-Sentinel.

More By This Author

Review: Revival of ‘Anna in the Tropics’ Brings Miami...

Miami New Drama's 20th-anniversary production of Nilo Cruz's "Anna in the Tropics," directed by the playwright himself, is exquisite from beginning to end.

Review: ‘We Will Not Be Silent’ Examines Last Days of...

GableStage's "We Will Not Be Silent," based on real-life events, shows lessons learned and maybe never learned.

As Playwright and Director, Nilo Cruz Revisits Life-changing R...

Nilo Cruz directs his Pulitzer-prize-winning play "Anna in the Tropics" in a 20th-anniversary production at Miami New Drama.

Prolific South Florida playwright’s ‘American Rhapsod...

Zoetic Stage’s “American Rhapsody” tracks a family and a country across generations and is Michael McKeever's 36th full-length play.

The Foundry’s ‘Red Speedo’ skewers Olympic dreams and...

With Miami connections on stage and behind the scenes, a Wilton Manors plays is swimmingly good.

Elizabeth Price shines in City Theatre’s thought-provoking ...

Elizabeth Price embodies the role originated by the playwright in an achingly real, humorous and topical take on "What the Constitution Means to Me" produced by City Theatre inside the Adrienne Arsht Center.

City Theatre’s ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ re...

A play inspired by a writer's high-school debate obsession has a timeliness in America's current state of affairs.

‘Million Dollar Quartet Christmas’ regifts four music...

The crowd-pleasing "Million Dollar Quartet" folks are back, this time with some songs of the season at Actors' Playhouse.

Review: An improbable couple finds what’s missing in ‘Heise...

“Heisenberg” plays out over six scenes as strangers in London become, however improbably, the life-changing answer to unspoken prayers.

Review: Miami New Drama’s world premiere of ‘Elián’ i...

Staged by Miami New Drama artistic director Michel Hausmann, Martinez’s play is a thought-provoking surprise, one that is bringing out the best in a company of actors from South Florida and beyond.

Browse content by Author