“Our focus is to support, nurture and inspire the artist”
Matthew Word

“Improve your audition skills, deepen your craft, prepare for a role, and achieve your creative goals…
Greg Braun

The New Collective is a boutique acting studio

founded in October of 2009 by Matthew Word and Greg Braun with a mission to provide working actors with a full service conservatory. We promote acting as a primary art form and lifestyle. This boutique training program satisfies the work ethic and training demanded by the film and television industry in Los Angeles, while placing an emphasis on the craft of acting. We aim to inspire, challenge and support the actor in every aspect of their artistic journey.

“We are the people who can create the new world!” – Harold Clurman


The key to providing the best professional training program lies in our commitment to offering an environment where actors can consistently work on their craft. We are passionate about maintaining a nurturing and empowering sense of community, giving the actor clear guidance and honest encouragement. The New Collective is the only boutique acting school in Los Angeles where you can design your own program while enhancing your craft every single day. Here you can direct your focus where you need it most at the rate that best fits your goals.

We offer classes on a schedule that allows flexibility and a custom curriculum. Our membership program offers a walk-in environment that promotes focus, discipline and a healthy creative lifestyle. We provide professional training based
bOOKon the teachings of Constantin Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg, Susan Batson and Harold Clurman. We strive to nurture excellence in acting, while helping actors prepare for the demands of the film and television industry.

No other Los Angeles acting school offers as much flexibility, variety and opportunity to act on stage or in front of a camera. Become a member to start engaging in the scene study process, creating three dimensional characters, shooting new scene projects and mastering your audition skills.

  < Special thanks to Susan Batson for her guidance and inspiration