About Us

Our Story

The Collaborative was founded in 2015. It was conceived and is run by 100 actors who came together and asked bold questions: What if we stop pursuing our careers in isolation and competition? What if we all work together to support each other as we learn and create?

The Collaborative was built on the idea that we are greater than the sum of our parts. This community of actors provides each other with a safe space to learn, experiment, and share tools that lead to dynamic artistic futures. It is a home base for like-minded professionals who own their voices, their stories and their careers.

The Collaborative is rooted in the idea that in a constantly changing industry, continued education is key to a sustainable artistic life. An actor’s craft, like that of a dancer or a musician, requires constant improvement, practice, and refinement to adapt to the changes in the business itself. Employing our founding principles of community, education, networking and production, a Collaborative membership provides resources and educational opportunities that keep our members poised for professional success. 

In 2018, The Collaborative became a 501c3 non-profit educational institution in order to expand the resources available to members and further support their ambitious creative goals. 

Our Members

The Collaborative is made up of 100 elite actors. Through an intensive audition process, run by our Audition Committee, The Collaborative attracts actors looking for an advanced training ground to continue their education. Because we were built by actors, for actors, and run by actors, access & affordability are vital to our structure and day to day operations.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors serve a term of one year, are elected from within our membership, and serve on a volunteer basis.

Board of Directors 2021-2022: Maria McCann, Peter Holden, Lisa Kaminir, Philip Smithey, Lola Noh, Alex Vaughan, Mark McClain Wilson.

Advisory Board

The Collaborative is privileged to enjoy the support of an extraordinary Advisory Board of successful entertainment professionals who generously lend their support to our mission.


Interested In Becoming a Member?

The Collaborative holds monthly auditions. Memberships operate on a year long term, with rolling admission.  If you would like to join us, please CLICK HERE for audition information.   

Other Questions?

Please contact us to find out more about The Collaborative!

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13437 Ventura Blvd.
Ste 228 Studio B
Sherman Oaks, CA  91423
(Please read posted restricted parking signs)

(818) 850-3120