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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.<... read more

A Special Statement

A Special Statement

All of us at The Acting Company join in solidarity with our artists, audiences and community to condemn and call for an end to systemic racism and unjust violence against Black Americans. We are angered by the racism and white supremacy that has led to the deaths of countless Black and Brown people. We stand with everyone seeking justice for the murders of Tony McDade, George Floyd, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, and all victims of racist violence. Black Lives Matter.   We are not innocent of perpetuating systemic racism. As a classical theater,... read more

Virtual Alumni Spotlight Series Continues

The all-new Alumni Spotlight Series is a free, virtual program of readings and concerts celebrating the multiple talents of our alumni actors and helping us to stay connected during social distancing! Join us this Wednesday, August 26th for the next installment: Letters from Cuba by María Irene Fornés and featuring Danaya Esperanza, Luis Moreno, Luis Quintero, Pablo Gomez, Joshua David Robinson, and Sebastian Arroyo premiering at 7:30 PM on our YouTube channel and will stream through Sunday, August 30th.<... read more

Slant Names Native Son Among Top Productions of 2019

Slant Names Native Son Among Top Productions of 2019

"The Acting Company moved into the Duke on 42nd Street this summer, running Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son in repertory... Native Son triumphed. A tense, taut terror ride, directed with careening force by Seret Scott and centered around two major performances—Galen Ryan Kane, seething and sorrowful as Bigger Thomas, and Jason Bowen as the violent spirit of the Black Rat that Bigger feels society pressuring him toward—this production never let up in momentum. Despite the 194... read more

Native Son Recognized with Audelco Award for Best Play, Six More Nominations

Native Son Recognized with Audelco Award for Best Play, Six More Nominations

On November 18, The Acting Company took home the 2019 Audelco Award for Best Play for its acclaimed New York premiere of Native Son, Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of the novel by Richard Wright. The production was also reconized with nominations for Best Playwright, Director (Seret Scott), Lead Actor (Galen Ryan Kane and Jason Bowen), Featured Actress (Rosalyn Coleman), and Lighting (Alan C. Edwards). Read Amsterdam News' coverage>>

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