The Acting Company

In New YorkSalon Readings

Join us for the 21st season of The Acting Company’s
John McDonald Salon Readings!  
This winter, beloved classics take the stage alongside new works that fuse classical style with contemporary voices, creating an unforgettable season of one-night staged readings performed by top Acting Company alumni and other prominent actors.
All readings are Mondays at 7pm.
A free reception with the cast and director follows each performance. 

Single Ticket $35 (general admission)

NEXT GEN TIX (Up to Age 30)
Single Ticket $15   

By phone only. Proof of age required at ticket pick up. 

To be added to the mailing list email Liana Fernez at

For performance locations, read below each play description.


by Karel Čapek
Directed by Dana Ivey

The social satire that introduced the word ‘robot’ to the world, R.U.R. chronicles a mechanized creation’s revolt against its inventors. Under the direction of five-time Tony nominee Dana Ivey, this classic play finds new relevance in an age in which technology—both its promise and its pitfalls—is an increasingly inescapable part of our lives.
The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th St. between. Central Park West & Broadway, NYC.

February 13, 2017

A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes or the Gospel of Tartuffe

by Marcus Gardley 

From Marcus Gardley, author of last season’s The House That Will Not Stand and The Acting Company’s forthcoming touring production of X, comes an inventive riff on Moliere’s Tartuffe set in a world of megachurches and religious hypocrisy. Written in verse, this hit from the London stage will be heard for the first time in New York in this reading.  
The Lynn Redgrave Theater at
The Culture Project
, 45 Bleecker St., NYC. 

March 20, 2017


by Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Ian Belknap

Adapted from Ibsen’s masterpiece A Doll’s House, Rebecca Gilman brings Nora and her family into our century in modern-day Chicago. Replete with social satire and powerful humanity, Dollhouse reunites The Acting Company with one of the country’s leading dramatists.
The Lynn Redgrave Theater at
The Culture Project
, 45 Bleecker St., NYC. 

April 24, 2017

Lady Tattoo

by Meg Miroshnik
Directed by Devin Brain

Inspired by the subversive trend of wealthy American women embracing tattoo artistry at the turn of the 19th century, Lady Tattoo explores the human need for the power and control that secrets offer. Don’t miss this first public reading of Meg Miroshnik’s compelling new play!
The Lynn Redgrave Theater at
The Culture Project
, 45 Bleecker St., NYC. 

May 15, 2017