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.

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