Atlantic Theater Company

Todays Date: 06/28/22
Last Update: 03/18/13 01:12:34 AM
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The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School was founded in 1983 and operates as both a private conservatory and an undergraduate program in conjunction with New York University. The school focuses on the Practical Aesthetics acting technique, which grew out of a series of NYU summer workshops in Vermont with playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy.

Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

Arrangements  | Open: 01/12/05 Close: 01/30/05
Donna is nearly at the end of her rope, and her only option is to return to the less than welcoming entrance of her younger sister, Ros, A biting comic tale of obsession and consumption in this story which asks whether its every really possible to save another person from herself.
The Cripple of Inishmaan  | Open: 12/20/08 Close: 02/01/09
Set in 1934 on an island off the west coast of Ireland, Hollywood filmmaker Robert Flaherty arrives on the neighboring island of Inishmore to film his movie “The Man of Aran” and excitement ripples through the sleepy community of Inishmaan. For orphaned Billy Claven, who has been relentlessly scorned by the island’s inhabitants, the film represents an escape from the poverty of his existence. He vies for a part in the film, and to everyone’s surprise, it is the cripple who gets his chance.

The Lying Lesson  | Open: 02/20/13 Close: 03/31/13
 In a remote seaside village in Maine, a legendary film star (Kane) shows up to buy the home of an elderly couple. When she encounters a young local woman (Sumner) who appears never to have heard of her, “Ruth Elizabeth” stakes a claim on her distant past and plays a relentless game of cat and mouse with her new “assistant.” In this comic thriller, Lucas twists and turns the audience around questions of memory, identity and truth-telling.


THE LYING LESSON will feature scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Russell H. Champa and original music and sound design by Broken Chord.


Starring Emmy Award® winner Carol Kane and Mickey Sumner, directed by Pam MacKinnon.