The Actors Company Theatre

The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) is an Off-Broadway theatre company that was founded in 1992 by a group of New York stage veterans. For their first several years, TACT produced a number of concert performances, a cross between a staged reading and a full production. In 2006, TACT began a residency at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row to produce two full plays a year. TACT focuses on reviving lesser-known productions that have not been performed in New York for several years. Their mission statement, according to their website, is "to present neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit, with a focus on creating theatre from its essence: the text and the actor's ability to bring it to life."[1]

The Actors Company Theatre (TACT)
Address900 Broadway Suitue 905
New York City
United States
TypeOff-Broadway
Opened1992

HistoryEdit

The Actors Company Theatre was founded in 1992 by a group of actors.[2] Beginning in the 2006–2007 season, TACT produced its Mainstage Off-Broadway productions in the Beckett Theatre.[3][4] The following year, TACT became a resident company of NYC's Theatre Row.[4] TACT also presented a Salon Series in a studio space at 900 Broadway.[3]

For their Sixteenth Season, TACT followed the trajectory begun in 2006 and presented two more productions on their Mainstage at Theatre Row. TACT also ran a program for creating new works called new tactics. For all their productions they commissioned original incidental musical scores through their partnership with The Manhattan School of Music.

In January 2018, TACT announced that their 25th season would be their last.[5]

Past productionsEdit

TACT has received notably positive reviews, particularly from the New York Times for its productions of *Lovers *Lost in Yonkers Home[6] and Eccentricities of a Nightingale.[7]

Notable productions:

Awards and nominationsEdit

In 2012, TACT produced Neil Simon's "Lost In Yonkers" and Brian Friel's "Lovers" to critical and commercial success resulting in the Wall Street Journal naming TACT Company of the Year saying "...Smart programming, superlative productions, a track record of consistent excellence: TACT is what off-Broadway ought to be." In addition, their production of Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon brought TACT their first Drama Desk Award nomination, being nominated for Outstanding Revival of a Play. A list of reviews for TACT's other productions can be found on their website.

Year Award Nominated work Category Result
2012 Drama Desk Award Lost in Yonkers Outstanding Revival of a Play Nominated

MembersEdit

TACT's co-artistic directors are founding members Scott Alan Evans and actor Cynthia Harris, along with Jenn Thompson.

Company members include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ TACT – The Actors Company Theatre Archived 2009-04-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Libbey, Peter (2018-01-19). "The Actors Company Theater Set to Close This Year". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  3. ^ a b BWW News Desk. "Award-Winning TACT/The Actors Company Theatre Announces 25th Season Will Be Final Season". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  4. ^ a b "TACT/The Actors Company Theatre Announces 2010/2011 Season". DKC/O&M. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  5. ^ Clement, Olivia (19 January 2018). "The Actors Company Theatre's Upcoming 25th Season Will Be Its Last". Playbill. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  6. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (December 8, 2006). "Alighting in the Confines of a Lonely Cuckoo's Nest". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Saltz, Rachel (May 9, 2008). "A Heroine's Inner Flame, Fueled by an Excess of Feeling". The New York Times.

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