Education at The New Group

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.



My Story: Transforming Personal Stories for College Access (New Fall Classes start October 24!)

Learn to show your best self! Using theater techniques including improvisation and playwriting, these intensive classes offer teens the chance to create and refine their own personal stories for use in the college application process. Learn more.


Wingspan Summer Conservatory (Now accepting applications for Summer 2024)

Wingspan Arts and The New Group join again in 2024 to provide a tuition-free Summer Theater Conservatory for middle school and high school students. Using a variety of activities including rehearsing full productions and our acclaimed Scene 1 acting classes, students learn the skills required to become accomplished actors, vocalists, and theater artists Learn more.


The New Group Acting Studio
with the LIU Brooklyn School of Arts- Performing Arts Department, BFA Program in Acting for Theatre, Film and Television

The New Group offers studio training through a BFA program in acting, voice & speech and movement classes at LIU Brooklyn. 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.


NEW GROUP/NEXT FELLOWSHIPS (Now accepting submissions)

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.


The New Group’s free education programs are supported in part by the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation and the Laura B. Vogler Foundation. The New Group’s programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.Programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.