The New Group education programs provide opportunities for artistically inclined high school, college and adult students to experiment and take risks with forms of theatrical expression in an environment of trust and collaboration. Under the tutelage of New Group artists, students in our programs are exposed to our process by creating original works as an ensemble. Working together in diverse teams, our students channel creative impulses, develop craft, and build confidence in their artistic talent and individual worth. The New Group extends its mentoring to those whose love of the arts includes the inner workings of the theater through experiences in administration and production.
Scene 1 is The New Group’s innovative free theater education program serving NYC public high school students since 2006. Using a model that prioritizes ensemble building and character development, students learn advanced acting, playwriting and songwriting with seasoned professionals, including Master Classes with New Group artists. The goals of Scene 1 are to develop students’ voices as emerging artists through the creation of original work that connects to their lives; to provide students with rigorous skills-based courses in acting and writing; and to create an ensemble of young artists who understand what it means to be part of a community, by building a cohesive ensemble of performers. The young people in this program are an integral part of The New Group artistic community, and see our theater as place to learn and be inspired by one another. Learn more.
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY – BROOKLYN
Beginning in Fall 2019, LIU Brooklyn will begin a new B.F.A. Program in Acting for Theatre, Film and Television. The program offers acting, voice & speech and movement classes in partnership with The New Group, an award-winning, artist-driven theater company in New York City. Students take acting, speech and movement classes from company faculty of accomplished professionals and seasoned actors. By studying under the studio model at a renowned theater company, our students immerse themselves in the art of acting, network with industry professionals, attend performances, and participate in master classes and talkbacks with renowned actors performing in The New Group’s works. Learn more.
The Playwriting Workshop is designed to inspire your most theatrical work. Every week, participants bring in pages of a new play to be read aloud by your peers, and feedback will be given with the goal of invigorating your work. Taking inspiration from New Group artists, the class will read and discuss plays by some of New Group’s core writers. At least one New Group writer will visit to hear your work and co-teach a class. The class will also be visited by The New Group’s Associate Artistic Director, Ian Morgan, who will answer questions and discuss what makes a particular play exciting to literary managers, actors, artistic directors and other professional based on his 20 years of experience in the field. Learn more.
NEW GROUP/NEXT INTERNSHIPS
The New Group, one of New York’s leading off-Broadway theaters, is proud to offer a rigorous and competitive internship program in order to develop and empower the next wave of exceptional theater professionals. The New Group is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. The New Group offers internships in Development, Grant Writing, Marketing, Literary, Education
and General Management. Learn more.
NEW GROUP/NEXT FELLOWSHIPS
Three 12-month paid fellowships in the areas of Artistic, General Management and Production designed to train candidates from underrepresented communities in the New York theatre industry who have had limited or no access to arts training. Learn more.