The Village Voice is excited to welcome two voices for the arts: Michael Feingold and Melissa Anderson.
Feingold returns to the Voice to write a twice-monthly arts column. Born in Chicago and raised in Highland Park, Illinois, he holds a B.A. from Columbia and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. He began contributing reviews to the Voice in 1971 and served as its chief theater critic from 1983 to 2013. During that time he received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism and was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. Since 2013 he has written a monthly “Thinking About Theater” essay for TheaterMania.com, for which, in 2014, he received the exceptional honor of a second George Jean Nathan Award — making him one of only five critics ever to do so. Feingold also serves as chairman of the annual Obie awards, founded by the Voice in 1955 and now presented jointly by the Voice and the American Theatre Wing to honor Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions. His first column will appear in the January 13 issue.
Anderson, who has lived in New York since 1996 and first wrote for the paper in 2000, joined the Voice staff full time in late November 2015. She is a regular contributor to Artforum and Bookforum and has also written for Film Comment and Sight & Sound. In addition to reviewing new releases, Anderson now pens a column, Screen Captured, for the paper each week, focusing on the extraordinary repertory offerings available in New York.