FREE - The New Group - Scene1


About the Organization

The New Group, led by founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and Executive Director Adam Bernstein, is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. While constantly evolving, we strive to maintain an ensemble approach to all our work and an articulated style of emotional immediacy in our 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. Over the course of two decades, 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 70 powerful, contemporary theater pieces featuring some of today's most compelling performers.  

The Pershing quare Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York NY 10036


About the Program

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. 

The goals of Scene 1 are to develop students' voices as emerging artists through the creation of original work that connects to their lives; to provide students with rigorous skills-based courses in acting and writing; and to create an ensemble of young artists who understand what it means to be part of a community, by building a cohesive ensemble of performers. The young people in this program are an integral part of The New Group artistic community, and see our theater as place to learn and be inspired by one another. 

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NYC Public High School Students


When it runs?
July 9 - 27, Monday - Friday
10am - 1pm


When to apply?
Apply by June 1

How to apply?
Apply online




Social Media
Twitter and Facebook : TheNewGroupNYC