Greg Braun is a professional actor and has previously taught for Susan Batson at her acting studio for more than fifteen years in New York and Los Angeles combined. He received special mention in Ms. Batson’s seminal acting book, “TRUTH”. As an actor in New York he has also studied with the likes of Sandy Dennis, Viveca Lindfors and the great Joe Paradise. His work with Ms. Batson extends back to 1993 where he was directed by her in several theatrical productions all produced at The Actors Studio in New York. He credits this period as the education he always dreamed of in the craft of acting. Greg started teaching acting at Ms. Batson’s studio in 1998 and moved to LA in 2002, teaching in LA from 2002 – 2009. Greg co-founded New Collective LA in 2009 along with Matthew Word with the mission of creating a nurturing and empowering conservatory style acting studio in Los Angeles. His expertise includes a broad knowledge of on camera, theater, building a character and script analysis. Greg teaches all of the core classes at the New Collective. In addition to teaching group classes for professional actors, he has coached many luminary actors privately as well as on the set. Greg’s on camera coaching helps actors find truth and intimacy in their work yielding positive results in auditions as well as on the set.
Greg credits the existence of The New Collective LA to Carl Ford and Susan Batson, who had a dream of creating a presence for the work in Los Angeles.