August 27, 2019
The Actors Center has announced the appointment of Alex Birnie as the organization’s new executive director. Birnie most recently served as the Center’s managing director and enters his first full season in his new role in September 2019. Birnie takes over the leadership of The Actors Center, previously led by its founder J. Michael Miller, artistic director emeritus Ron Van Lieu, and most recently Charles Tuthill. Read the full news announcement.
SPRING 2019 – 14 FACULTY & GUEST ARTISTS
May 14, 2019
The Actors Center welcomed 14 faculty and guest artists to work our resident workshop company this spring. So far in 2019, guest artists have included Christopher Bayes (Clown), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Scene Study), Ron Van Lieu (Scene Study), Rebecca Guy (Scene Study), Danielle Skraastad (Games), Dakin Matthews (Shakespeare), Fay Simpson (Lucid Body), Harris Yulin (Scene Study), Vicki Shaghoian (Singing), Jason Kravits (Musical Improvisation), Grace Zandarski (Voice), Dan O’Connor (Improv), Sita Mani (Feldenkrais), and Antoinette LaVecchia (Games)
FALL 2018 – 16 FACULTY & GUEST ARTISTS
December 16, 2018
Our Fall 2018 season has come to a close. We were thrilled to welcome 16 faculty and guest artists to work with our company. Joining us this fall were Catherine Fitzmaurice (Voice), Nancy Houfek (Voice), Karl Kenzler (Games), Chris Wells (Writing), Slava Dolgachev (Scene Study), Jim Calder (Movement), Felix Ivanov (Movement), Jason Kravits (Musical Improvisation), Kevin Isola (Clown), Ron Van Lieu (Scene Study), Jessica Wolf (Alexander), Elena Kuzina (Biomechanics), Maria Aitken (High Comedy), Peter Jay Fernandez (Scene Study), Welker White & Damian Young (Screen Acting).
THE ACTORS CENTER WELCOMES 22 NEW MEMBERS FOR 2018-19 SEASON
September 14, 2018
The Actors Center is pleased to welcome 22 new members to our workshop company. Joining this year are Tina Benko, Sean Carvajal, Tina Chilip, Rachel Christopher, Prema Cruz, Pamela Dunlap, Katie Flahive, Barbara Garrick, Rashaad Ernesto Green, Liz Hayes, Mark Jacoby, Patrick Kerr, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Norm Lewis, Trish Lindstrom, Ken Marks, Tonya Pinkins, Paul Robert Pryce, Emma Ramos, Benja Kay Thomas, Barbara Tirrell, and Adina Verson.
December 10, 2017
It has been a season of momentous growth and transition for The Actors Center. See some of the highlights from our Fall Season, including a record number of faculty and guest artists, our most ambitious season of programming yet, footage from our memorial for Charles Tuthill, and the welcoming of 28 new company members. Read More.
THE ACTORS CENTER WELCOMES 28 NEW MEMBERS
September 12, 2017
The Actors Center is pleased to welcome 28 new members to our workshop company. New members include Caroline Aaron, Josiah Bania, LaTonya Borsay, Orlagh Cassidy, James Chen, Denise Cormier, Ethan Dubin, Bree Elrod, Jake Epstein, Matthew Goodrich, Robert David Grant, Annie Henk, Joe Holt, Clark Jackson, Eva Kaminsky, Erik Liberman, Tom Lipinski, Kathryn Markey, Beth McGuire, Sepideh Moafi, Alex Morf, Rosemary Quinn, Nikkole Salter, Emily Skeggs, Tim Thomas, Benjamin Thys, Kathleen Turco-Lyon, and Damian Young.
MEMORIAL CELEBRATION FOR CHARLES TUTHILL, SEPTEMBER 10
August 14, 2017
The Actors Center has announced an evening of tribute to former Artistic and Executive Director Charles Tuthill, to take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Judson Memorial Church located at 55 Washington Square South. Please join us in paying tribute to an extraordinary artist, educator, mentor, colleague, and friend. Complete event details can be found at: theactorscenter.org/charles-tuthill.
ANNOUNCING FOUR NEW APPOINTMENTS
June 2, 2017
Armand Schultz, chair of the board of The Actors Center announced four appointments today. Alex Birnie has been appointed Managing Director of The Actors Center. Alex has been with The Actors Center since 2012 and during that time has been intimately involved in the operations and strategic planning of the organization while working closely alongside founder Michael Miller and former executive director Charles Tuthill. Schultz has also announced the appointment of three interim co-artistic directors—Michael Mastro, Lisa Rothe, and Grace Zandarski. “All highly respected artists, educators, and company members, these three dynamic individuals will ably continue and enhance our long-standing commitment to work of the highest integrity and artistry,” says Schultz.
ANNOUNCING THE PASSING OF CHARLES TUTHILL
May 24, 2017
Our esteemed colleague and dear friend Charles Tuthill passed away suddenly at home on April 28, 2017. For many years Charles was a tireless champion and passionate advocate for actors and actor training. Charles’s determined leadership was a tremendous gift to The Actors Center, whose family he had been a part for almost 20 years, serving as a faculty member and becoming its Executive and Artistic Director in 2015.