Education at The New Group

The New Group Acting Studio with LIU-Brooklyn

The New Group offers studio training through a new BFA in Acting for Theatre, Film and Television with LIU Brooklyn. Students take acting, speech and movement courses from accomplished professionals selected by The New Group from our community of artists. In studying under the studio model with a renowned theater company, our students immerse themselves in the art, practice and business of acting, networking with industry professionals; attending Off-Broadway performances, rehearsals and workshops; and participating in masterclasses and talkbacks with New Group artists who work across all media. The BFA offers a strong combination of stage and on camera training, and courses that ground actors in the realities of the business and empower them to create their own work and own path. LIU-Brooklyn is located right in downtown Brooklyn’s world-class arts community, home to many major theaters, presenting companies, and film and TV studios, and minutes away from Manhattan. For more information on the BFA Program in Acting for Theatre, Film and Television, please visit

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Student Productions at LIU-Brooklyn/New Group Acting Studio

In the 2020/2021 school year, the BFA students performed 5 productions for streaming, including new plays by Amina Henry, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and Dee Stahl, and a devised production, Talk About the Weather, which was offered in website form – and is available for viewing by clicking here.

About Long Island University

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About The New Group

The New Group is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater for over twenty years. While constantly evolving, The New Group strives to maintain an ensemble approach to all their work and an articulated style of emotional immediacy in the acting and productions. In this way, we seek a theater that is adventurous, stimulating and most importantly “now”, a true forum for the present culture. For more than twenty years, Scott Elliott has fostered an environment where a community of artists can experiment, take risks and learn from each other away from the pressures of commercial theater, leading to the production of over 75 powerful, contemporary theater pieces featuring some of today’s most compelling performers. The New Group has received over 100 awards and nominations for excellence including the 2004 Tony Award for best musical (Avenue Q). The New Group and Scott Elliott were honored with a 2010-2011 Drama Desk Special Award “for presenting contemporary new voices, and for uncompromisingly raw and powerful productions.” In 2016, our productions of The Spoils productions of The Spoils and Buried Child, both directed by Scott Elliott, played critically-acclaimed sold-out runs on the West End at Trafalgar Studios in London.

Artists who have performed and/or worked with The New Group in recent years include F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Sutton Foster, Ethan Hawke, Holly Hunter, Cynthia Nixon, Amy Madigan, Megan Mullally, Kunal Nayaar, Rhea Perlman, Bill Pullman, Chloë Sevigny, Wallace Shawn and Dianne Wiest, to name a few.

Explore The New Group’s production history here.

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