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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