Workshops are special offerings announced throughout the year as separate stand alone intensives. Workshops are not included in Membership Packages.

Industry Prep Class

Thursday Nights from 6PM – 9PM

Now actors can join any time! 

Space is limited!

Hosted by Susan Batson Studio’s

Wass Stevens

* Industry Prep is an ongoing class – All actors must commit to 4 classes at a time.

Earn the opportunity to participate in a free Screen Test/Performance Evening. Date and time TBD!

Master the Industry

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Wass Stevens brings his years of experience as a working professional actor to help you master the industry and bring your “A” game to your auditions.

This 4 week workshop will show each actor how to:

1) Craft, prepare and execute an on camera audition in a real world setting. Learn how to tell the story; understand the action, arc, point of crisis and super objective of the scene, and create a character’s need and emotional life.

2) Master the “procedural” elements of the audition process.

In addition to preparing the material, actors must show up as if they are entering a real world audition, dressed and ready to present their work as well as interact with the casting director.

All actors will choose to prepare either a monologue or sides (although sides are recommended). Material can be provided by The New Collective, or actors can choose to prepare their own material.

All actors are required to arrive ready to audition. Then, each actor will go on tape, all actors will watch the tape, receive coaching and adjustments, and “audition” a second time on tape, implementing the information received in the first round.

Furthermore, the second round will then be watched, and readjusted and coached as necessary.


New Collective LA

6440 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

Cost: $200

Limited Space – make your reservation today: Pre-Paid Reservations required.

Make your reservation here!

Info: 323-871-1376

Wass Stevens starred in “Public Morals,” a TNT television series Executive Produced by Steven Speilberg, and co-starring Eddie Burns, Mike Rapaport, Brian Dennehy and Tim Hutton.

Other notable television credits include recurring roles on ”House of Cards” with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright (Executive Produced and Directed by David Fincher, Netflix), as well as CBS’ ”The Good Wife,” ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” and all three “Law and Order” shows (NBC); Guest star roles include CBS’ “Blue Bloods” and “Elementary,” HBO’s “The Leftovers,” NBC’S “The Blacklist.”

Also, Wass is currently awaiting the release of several new Films, including “Chuck” starring Liev Shreiber, “Patti Cake$” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (and was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize.) Other notable film credits include “John Wick 2” starring Keanu Reeves, “Demolition” starring Jake Gylhenhal (Dir. Jean Marc Vallee) ”The Wrestler” (Dir. Darren Aronofsky), “Brooklyn’s Finest” (Dir. Antwoine Fuqua), and “World Trade Center” (Dir. Oliver Stone).

In addition, he has appeared in over forty TV commercials.

Wass was also a teacher for 15 years at the famed Susan Batson Studio in New York City, and has studied with Susan, Sheila Gray, Gretta Seacat and William Esper, studied and performed with “The Groundlings” in Los Angeles, and has a B.A. in Economics from Union College and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Wass was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.

He is a former Litigation Attorney and Bronx Assistant District Attorney, is currently a partner in The Tao Group, which owns many restaurants and nightclubs, including Tao, Beauty & Essex, Avenue and Marquee to name a few, is a partner in the Artichoke Basille’s Pizza chain, owns Rivington Tattoo N.Y.C., and is an amateur boxer and avid motorcycle enthusiast.

Class Schedule

June 2024

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