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The New American Studio Ensemble

"a "Dynamic ensemble of highly committed artists." Back Stage

About The New American Theatre
The New American Theatre (NAT) is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning theatre company dedicated to the production of world class theatre. The non-profit company has enjoyed critical acclaim, awards and nominations from the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, LA Drama Critics Circle, Back Stage, LA Weekly, LA Stage Alliance Ovations, and more. CBS Los Angeles named The New American Theatre as one of the top five 99-seat theatre companies in Los Angeles.  NAT is committed to nuturing new and emerging artists who are on their journey through a long-lasting and fruitful career.

The New American Studio Ensemble
The New American Studio Ensemble is the resident acting company of The New American Theatre. Members of the Studio Ensemble are part of unique and vibrant community of working actors. We support actors and theatre artists through our longtime comittment in offering a welcoming and supportive home where we work together to continue to develop our craft, in an ongoing studio, with the additional benefit of live stage performances. Simply, we offer a place for actors to act.

Acting Opportunities
In addition to our weekly acting Studio, our members appear in professionally produced plays for the general public.These include one act festivals, main stage performances, and scene presentations.

Membership Includes:
**** Participation in a community of vibrant, working actors in theatre, TV and film.
**** Collaboration on the production of new and classic plays.
**** A weekly acting studio that focuses on scene study and technique.
**** The benefit of a shared dialogue between motivated and experienced actors who strive for fulfilling and long-lasting acting careers.

The New American Theatre is in residence at the Odyssey Theatre in West Los Angeles. Our Saturday Studio is held at the Odyssey and we often rehearse in a location in Culver City.

The New American Studio for Actors
Saturdays 10:00am – 1:00pm

IMG: Jack StehlinStudio Ensemble members participate in a weekly ongoing scene study and technique Studio. The Studio is led by Artistic Director Jack Stehlin. You may know Jack from his longtime role as DEA Captain Roy Till on Showtime's Weeds, or from one of his many guest-starring roles on countless hit TV series. Jack has worked extensively on the stages of New York, Los Angeles, Regionally and Internationally.  He is a graduate of The Juilliard School, a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominee, and has won countless awards and nominations for his career on stages across the globe. More about Jack


Company Member Brendan Brandt on what New American Theatre means to him

Company Member Vanessa Waters on The New American Theatre

Company Member Kasey Dailey on what Saturday Studio means to her.


New American Theatre Artistic Director Jack Stehlin on Audience and Action


How to Join the Studio Ensemble:
Membership is by audition/interview only. During the audition/interview process, potential members choose the Studio(s) they’re interested in. After the audition / Interview process is completed, the artistic director will recommend the Studio we feel will be best suited for each new member.If you are interested in joining The New American Studio Ensemble, you are required to audition / interview. Auditions are usually held by appointment on Saturday afternoons as well as other designated times throughout the week. Potential members can audit a Studio for $25. There is a maximum of two auditors per week. Auditors must reserve their seat and pay in advance by emailing

What to Prepare for Your Audition:
Please prepare a 2 minute (or less) monologue. Check our our FAQ page for more details and tips.

Monthly Fee:
Because of our comittment to actors, we have made it our mission to offer professional training at an affordable price.
For a monthly fee of only $175, actors belong to an award-winning theatre company, AND participate in a weekly professional acting studio.


Frequently Asked Questions Do you have questions? Click here

To Audition, email Managing Director Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin or phone 310-424-2980.

Mailing Address:
The New American Theatre
PO BOX 586
Culver City, CA 90232


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