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“Our strength lies in the power of our ensemble, rooted in the classics which we know reflects, enlightens and informs our contemporary culture. We challenge conventional casting ideas about gender and age. We champion the inclusion of all ethnicities and identifications onto our stage, and into our company and audiences.”


All the world is a stage and all of us merely players, and how this act ends and the next begins is up to all of us.



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FALL OF 2021:

Antigone by Euripides and Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw

First come to the Playdate on Zoom where our dramaturge Kate Farrington will deliver her fascinating lecture and actors will read a few scenes — and then join us a few weeks later live and in person for a staged reading of the entire play at St. Ignatius of Antioch on The Upper West Side!

Tickets:

Play Dates: Free with a suggested donation

Staged Readings: $30

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COVID PROTOCOLS:


All audience members will be required to show valid Photo ID and valid proof of full Covid 19 vaccination before entering the church, and will be required to wear appropriate face coverings at all times while in the building in accordance with CDC guidelines.

If you do not have Valid Photo ID and Valid Proof of Full Vaccination you will not be allowed in the building and will not receive a refund.

All performers and staff of The Resident Acting Company are required to be fully vaccinated and will be PCR tested 24 hours before the performance.





2021 SCHEDULE - PLAY DATES & IN PERSON




Tabatha Gayle, Robin Leslie Brown, Jolly Abraham
Trojan Women by Euripides, The Resident Acting Company 2019

ANTIGONE BY SOPHOCLES
Directed by Rachel Botchan

When King Creon decrees that Antigone’s brother, a traitor to his city, must lie unburied and unmoored, she risks everything to defy the order, ready to destroy herself rather than betray her brother. Creon in turn will be damned before this child overturns the will of the state. Sophocles’ Antigone plunges us into a tense, angry confrontation between politics and faith, between youth and age, between country and family—and no one will escape the devastation.


PLAY DATE: October 14th, 2021, 6PM
On Zoom Hosted by Kate Farrington
Buy Tickets: Pay What You Wish


STAGED READING: October 25th 2021, 7PM
One Night Only! Live and In Person!
Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
552 West End Ave, New York, NY 10024
Buy Tickets: $30








ANDROCLES AND THE LION
By George Bernard Shaw

A lion has a spot of bother with a thorn. A would-be martyr can’t quite stop roaring for battle. A rather chagrined tailor walks into the jaws of death. And the gloriously gory sacrifice envisioned by members of the budding Christian faith . . . might just resolve itself happily before teatime. In Androcles and the Lion George Bernard Shaw, with his usual good humor, ponders what sort of person throws another to the lions for political expediency—and just as importantly, what sort of person lets themselves be thrown?


PLAY DATE: November 18th, 2021, 6PM
On Zoom Hosted by Kate Farrington
Buy Tickets: Pay What You Wish


STAGED READING: December 6th, 2021, 7PM
One Night Only! Live and In Person!
Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
552 West End Ave, New York, NY 10024
Buy Tickets: $30


Aisha de Haas, Matthew Boston, Margarett Perry, Bruce Faulk
It Is So If You Think So by Luigi Pirandello The Resident Acting Company, 2018




OUR NEW LOCATION FOR FALL 2021!













We have chosen two plays that we think will resonate with this beautiful space.

St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church is a historic Episcopal church, located at 552 West End Avenue, on the southeast corner of 87th Street, in Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhood. It was built in 1903 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The Rev’d Dr Andrew C. Blume, Rector

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