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Ian Belknap Announces his Departure

The Acting Company announces that Ian Belknap will end his tenure as artistic director on December 31, 2021. Ian joined The Acting Company in 2008 and has been the artistic director since 2012. Under his direction, the Company has remained unwavering in its founding mission to develop excellent young actors by producing a mix of classic and new plays on tour and in New York City.  

“Ian’s considerable talent and charisma have made him the complete leader, not only in his artistic vision and direction but also in guiding our fiscal and fundraising activities. We are... read more

Stop Hate

The Acting Company offers unmitigated support to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We must stand up against hate crimes, Anti-Asian racism, xenophobia, bigotry, and misogyny as they are an attack on our values. 

We stand in solidarity with the AAPI community, especially among our staff, actors, artists, and collaborators. We have been using the resources below to educate ourselves and offer them as resource to our community.  

Thank you for supporting The Acting Company’s commitment to building a more just, diverse, inclusive, and equitable theater and culture.... read more

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 want to acknowledge the enormous, inspired, and vital work of We See You White American Theater, The Broadway Advocacy Coaltiion, Black Theatre Coalition, Black Lives Matter, and many more.  These commitments are built on the foundation of their work and we want to thank them for helping us... 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

Acting Company Alumni Recognized During 2019 Awards Season

Acting Company Alumni Recognized During 2019 Awards Season

Andy Grotelueschen (Henry V, The Spy) received his first Tony nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a musical for Tootsie. Past collaborator Michael McElroy will receive a special Tony Honor. Numerous other members of the TAC family are also Tony-nominated, including directors Bartlett Sher and Jack O'Brien, composer Adam Guettel, and designers Fitz Patton, Howell Binkley, Jennifer Tipton, Paul Tazewell, William Ivey Long, and Clint Ramos. 

Alum Patti LuPone has been honored with an Olivier Award for her performance in Company on the West End. 

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