The Acting Company

  • NY


630 Ninth Avenue
Suite 803B
New York
United States

About Us

Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of the Drama Division of the Juilliard School, The Acting Company has performed 145 productions for over 4 million people. The Company has given two generations of classical actors the opportunity to master their craft in a repertory of classical and new plays. Among its more than 400 working alumni are Kevin KlineRainn WilsonPatti LuPoneDavid SchrammJesse L. MartinFrances ConroyJeffrey WrightHarriet HarrisHamish Linklater and Keith David. The Company also has commissioned and premiered over a dozen new plays and adaptations by America's foremost writers, among them Lynn NottageBeth HenleyTony KushnerMarsha NormanRebecca GilmanMaria Irene FornesNtozake ShangeWilliam FinnDavid Grimm, and Marcus Gardley. The Acting Company performs each year to audiences of over 25,000 and reaches more than 15,000 students with its arts education programs. The Company has been honored with numerous awards, including the Obie, Audelco, LA Critics Circle Award, and a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theater.