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The New Collective is a boutique acting studio for working actors

Many of our actors are working in major motion pictures and some of the hottest shows on television, including:

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True West at the New Collective

Sam Shepard’s True West at the New Collective   Profile by Robin Raven     The New Collective is proud to present Sam Shepard’s True West in partnership with Salio Productions. The production opens Friday, April 8th and runs for the entire... read more

Corey Parker’s Blog for Actors

New Collective Profile Many thanks to friend Corey Parker for his recent profile of the New Collective LA and co-founder Greg Braun (read the complete profile here). Corey is a seasoned professional actor and teacher whose knowledge and love of the craft of acting are... read more

New Collective Artist Series: Elvis Nolasco

Our mentor, Susan Batson, instilled in us the belief that stardom was not for the select few, anointed by the studios or media, but rather we are all in possession of a personal genius, an internal nebula that with love and attention can shine as bright as any star in... read more

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Matthew Word

“Our focus is to support, nurture and inspire the artist” – Matthew Word

The New Collective was founded in October of 2009 by Matthew Word and Greg Braun with a mission to provide working actors with a full service conservatory to promote acting as a primary art form and as a lifestyle. This training program satisfies the work ethic and training demanded by the film and television industry in Los Angeles…  Read more

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