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.

SCENE 1 Theater Intensive (Information on upcoming sessions coming soon)
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. 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.


Perfect your monologues online! This online summer camp is designed for teens interested in auditioning for college, studio or professional acting programs. 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.

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

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.