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Rainn’s First (and maybe ONLY) Holiday Special


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Rainn’s First (and maybe ONLY) Holiday Special

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director / Margot Harley, Founder) presents Rainn’s First (and maybe only) Holiday Special, a virtual holiday benefit hosted by Rainn Wilson and directed by Tony-winning director John Rando.  This free performance streams December 17th at 8pm EST, reservations are encouraged.  Sign up below and you'll be registered for a raffle to win a poster for the event signed by Rainn.

This holiday show ranges from the traditional to the wacky. It will warm the heart, remind us of all that we have to be thankful for and provide some much-needed laughs. This is a once in a lifetime event, as while this may be Rainn’s first holiday show, it also could be his last.
The night will feature alumni and friends of The Acting Company, including Lisa Banes (Gone Girl, The Niceties), Harriet Harris (Tony Award, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Phantom Thread), Kevin Kline (Oscar and three time Tony Award Winner), Jesse L. Martin (Law and Order, RENT), Steven Skybell (Lortel Award, The Fiddler on the Roof), Matthew Bradford Sullivan (Old Acquaintances), Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black, The Glorias), Tatiana Wechsler (X: or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation), and many more!.

Join us on December 17 to join this once-in-a-lifetime event, because who is going to let Rainn Wilson ever do this again?

December 17th at 8 PM EST – Streaming Live to your Home!

For More Info / Register for our Raffle: Click Here!

2021 / 2022 Tour

2021 / 2022 Tour

Coming in 2021 / 22 The Acting Company will launch a new national tour featuring a two show repertory featuring an exciting ensemble.


By Alexandre Dumas 

Director: Carl Cofield 

Beloved around the globe, The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling epic, is set against the backdrop of injustice and chivalry.


By William Shakespeare 

Director: Kent Gash 

The Acting Company’s fresh take on Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedy, Twelfth Night, is a story of love’s excesses at their most hilarious and heartbreaking.


More Details Coming Soon.

For booking information, contact:

Alliance Artist Management

(212) 304-3538


Marc Baylin

(215) 275-0268


General News

Accountability and our Community

The Acting Company publicly commits to supporting our BIPOC friends and colleagues. Below is a list of immediate actions.  These are first steps that will be followed by comprehensive diversity and anti-racist policies that the staff and board of directors will develop and publish by spring of 2021.

We commit to continuing and expanding our policies to increase BIPOC representation at every level of the organization.

     1.  We will continue to put together diverse ensembles and production teams and expand the numbers of BIPOC actors, designers, and technicians employed in each season.

     2.  We will continue to program and commission plays by BIPOC playwrights.

     3.  We will expand our practice of hiring BIPOC directors for both new and classical texts.

     4.  We will increase our efforts to add more BIPOC representatives to our Board of Trustees.

     5.  We will begin naming and acknowledging the specific Indigenous populations who have and do live on the land where our rehearsals and productions take place.  

We commit to devoting resources and time to creating a safe and supportive working environment across all institutional levels.

     1.  We will establish ongoing institutional anti-racism education and training at the board, staff, and production levels.  This will include hiring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion consultants as well as providing intervention and de-escalation training.

     2.  We commit to altering the standard production schedules to eliminate some of the financial barriers to a career in the arts and better support the health and well-being of our artists.  

The Acting Company is devoted to the creation of powerful works of theater and to the development of the classical actor.  With that mission in mind, our ultimate commitment is to play our part in ensuring that the next generations of classical actors represent the rich cultural and racial diversity of our country, and that the great plays of the past find new life in the voices of the future.  That is the legacy that we were handed by our predecessors at this Company, a legacy that we are committed to honoring even as we expand upon it.  The steps above are the beginning and not the end of that commitment.

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