Student Productions from the LIU-Brooklyn/New Group Acting Studio

presented by LIU Brooklyn, School of Arts- Performing Arts Department
BFA Program in Acting for Theatre, Film and Television

John Sannuto, LIU Brooklyn Performing Arts Department Chair



Performed Live Online!


This new play will be given its first performances by the LIU Brooklyn students.

by Dee Stahl

stage manager, Ali Walensky

directed by Chris Burgess

Thursday, April 22 at 7pm
Friday, April 23 at 7pm
Saturday, April 24 at 7pm

Click here to watch the show live on Zoom!





Performed Live Online!


It’s the late 90s, before DVDs arrive, and the only guide to relationships between the sexes is Titanic. This new play will be given its first performances by the LIU Brooklyn students.

by Amina Henry

with Garrett Bailey, Chyna Jackson, Bodi Johnson, Rylee Kilman, Emma Simms, Sophie Stewart

stage manager, Ali Walensky

directed by Monet

Thursday, April 1 at 7pm
Friday, April 2 at 7pm
Saturday, April 3 at 7pm





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An original investigative performance of voices from across America sharing their perspectives on climate change.

Originally scheduled to open March 2020, the show was cut short due to the pandemic This year, the ensemble came together to re-imagine the play for a virtual space.

with Garrett Bailey, Ozzie Dickson, Chyna Jackson, Rylee Kilman, Lily Ralph, Emma Simms, Sophie Stewart

directed by Mia Rovegno

Talk About The Weather is presented on an interactive website and can be viewed at any time HERE.






The New Group Acting Studio with LIU Brooklyn

In the Fall of 2019, The New Group began offering studio training through a brand-new BFA in Acting with LIU Brooklyn, School of Arts- Performing Arts Department. For more information on the BFA Program in Acting for Theatre, Film and Television, please visit

The New Group offers studio training through a BFA program in acting at LIU Brooklyn. 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 masterclasses and talkbacks with renowned actors performing in The New Group’s works.

LIU Brooklyn is in the heart of the Brooklyn arts community and features world-class venues, including The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts which features students in major performances during the academic year, and the historic LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre which is being renovated as part of a partnership with experiential learning opportunities with Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment.

Open House

Attend an Open House conducted The New Group, introducing the new undergraduate LIU Brooklyn/New Group acting studio. New Group staff and artists will lead sample exercises in acting techniques, including voice/speech and movement and discuss this pre-professional program.

There are no open houses scheduled at this time. If you are interested in being notified of future open houses please click here and sign up for our email list. 

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About Long Island University

LIU continues to redefine higher education, providing high quality academic instruction by world-class faculty. Recognized by Forbes for its emphasis on experiential learning and by the Brookings Institution for its “value added” to student outcomes, LIU is an elite teaching and research university with a network of 200,000 alumni that includes industry leaders and entrepreneurs across the globe. LIU’s renowned faculty, the LIU Promise student mentoring program, innovation in engaged learning, further distinguish LIU as a leader among the nation’s most respected universities. Visit for more information.

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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