About Us

About Us

"If you want go fast go alone.
If you want to go further, go together.”

-African Proverb

The Collaborative is dedicated to going further, together. We cultivate an environment of ambition and trust, believing that every member is a support system, a confidant, and a resource for accomplishing your industry goals.

Our Story

The Collaborative is a community made up of 100 highly skilled actors. Founded in 2015 as a learning studio space built by actors for actors, we pool our resources and work together to sharpen our skills, expand our networks, create projects and build our careers. Not only do we provide a safe space to learn about the entertainment industry, we also provide the tools to forge your place within the entertainment industry. 

Through an intensive audition process, we attract and admit actors committed to the constant improvement, practice and refinement of their craft.  The Collaborative also celebrates the idea of empowering the artist, encouraging multi-hyphenate careers as the industry continues to change and grow.

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.

Board of Directors

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

Mark McClain Wilson

mcclainx@gmail.com

Phillip Smithey

smittysn10@gmail.com

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.

Board of Directors 2020-2021

Andrew Carter

Peter Holden

Lisa Kaminir

Maria McCann

Philip Smithey

Cassandra Ward

Alex Vaughan