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Don Aucoin

Theater Critic and Arts Critic-At-Large


Don Aucoin is the Globe’s theater critic and arts critic-at-large. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Aucoin covered city and state government and several political campaigns, wrote for The Boston Globe Magazine, and worked as a TV critic and feature writer. He is a coauthor of "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy" (Simon & Schuster). He was a finalist for the 2006 Freedom Forum/ASNE Award for Diversity Writing, and his story on a Black newcomer's encounters with Boston’s racial climate was included in the book "Best Newspaper Writing 2006-2007."