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Virtual Alumni Spotlight Series Launches July 8

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, July 15 for the next installment: Words Fail Me by David Manis and featuring Dakin Matthews and Baize Buzan, premiering at 7:30 PM on our YouTube channel.  It premiers on Wednesday, July 15th and will stream through Sunday, July 19th.

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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

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>>

Kathleen Chalfant Stars in World Premiere A WOMAN OF THE WORLD to Kick Off 2019-20 Season

Kathleen Chalfant Stars in World Premiere A WOMAN OF THE WORLD to Kick Off 2019-20 Season

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BY OLIVIA CLEMENT SEP 03, 2019   The Tony nominee will star as Emily Dickinson's posthumous editor, Mabel Loomis Todd, in Rebecca Gilman's A Woman of the World.

59E59 Theaters has unveiled its 2019 fall and winter lineup, a slate that will kick off in October with the world premiere of A Woman of the World, the story of Emily Dickinson's posthumous editor, Mabel Loomis Todd. [In this production from The Acting Company and Miranda Theatre Company,] Kathleen Chalfant will star as Mabel in the new play by... read more

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