Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and current Producing Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard’s Drama Division, the Acting Company has performed 131 productions for over 2 million people in 48 states and nine foreign countries. It is a touring company that presents at least one play in New York City each year. In 2010-2011 those productions are Romeo and Juliet (fall) and Comedy of Errors (spring).
The company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. Alumni members include Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, Keith David, Lorraine Toussaint, David Ogden Stiers, Mary Lou Rosato, Lisa Banes, Derek Smith, Frances Conroy, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jeffrey Wright and Rainn Wilson.