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 at 
The Lynn Redgrave Theater
(The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St., NYC). 
A free reception with the cast follows each performance. 

Single Ticket $35 (general admission)

Ticket Price


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Single Ticket $15   5-Play Subscription $65
By phone only. Proof of age required at ticket pick up. 

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The Lynn Redgrave Theater at The Culture Project
45 Bleecker St. near Lafayette, NYC

Design for Living

by Noël Coward
Directed by Maria Aitken
Featuring Rufus Collins, Francesca Faridany, Adam Green, Michele Tauber, Auden Thornton, James Waterston

"I love you. You love me. You love Otto. I love Otto. Otto Loves You. Otto loves me. There now! Start to unravel from there." Tony Award nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps), a leading interpreter of Noël Coward, directs this deliciously wicked, remarkably modern comedy. The Acting Company will tour Design for Living in a full production in 2018. 

December 12, 2016


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.

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.  

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.

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!

May 15, 2017