Mark Cofta was a theater critic for Philadelphia City Paper for a decade until its 2015 demise. He has also written for American Theatre magazine, Backstage: The Theatre Weekly, and other publications, and was awarded a 2010 NEA/USC Fellowship in Arts Journalism. Member, American Theatre Critics Association. Past Barrymore Awards Judge for many seasons. He teaches at The Art Institute of Philadelphia and lives in Ridley Park with his wife Kate and three cats.