||Acting Company Members Jessica Bates, Kevin Kraft and Jamie St. Peter were Guest Artists of the Lab in April, 2003. The Acting Company promotes theater and literacy by bringing a touring repertory of classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America. It was founded in 1972 by John Houseman and current Producing Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliards Drama Division. Alumni members include Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jessie L. Martin, Keith David, Lorraine Toussaint, David Ogden Stiers, Mary Lou Rosato, Lisa Banes, Derek Smith, Frances Conroy, Dennis Boutsikaris and Jeffrey Wright. The Acting Company has been honored with the Obie Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Citibanks Excellence in Education Award, two Audelco Awards and two Tony Award® nominations.