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NewsArchive for 2020

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 Nominated for Drama League Award for Outstanding Play Revival

Native Son Nominated for Drama League Award for Outstanding Play Revival

Congratulations to the company of Nambi E. Kelley's Native Son on their Drama League Award nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play. Galen Ryan Kane is also nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award for his New York stage debut. We're proud to have our company of young actors recognized alongside so many Broadway and Off-Broadway greats. 

"Seret Scott's production of Nambi E. Kelley's thrilling play is one of our best productions in recent memory. I'm thrilled that it has been recognized by the Drama League," says... read more

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