1. The Los Angeles-based wing of the NYU Grad Acting Alumni Association which supports Alumni moving to the City of Angels with social gatherings, festivals of creative works, and general badassery.


David Zabel hosts theCollective Spring Social May 1st 7pm

Sunday, May 1st 7pm David Zabel (’92) hosts theCollective/GAA:
Spring Social/ Meet the new Grad Actors Class of 2011!
David Zabel’s (‘92) home in Hancock Park

Hi All Grad Actors in L.A.
We are especially thrilled that David Zabel (‘92) is hosting our Spring Social with the new crop of Grad Actors in Los Angeles for their “showings” at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank. Come see old friends, visiting faculty from NYC, and special alumni guests in a casual Sunday evening event with food and drinks. Please RSVP to receive an evite with directions!

David Zabel is an NYU Grad Acting Alumni and an American television producer and writer. He has worked extensively on ER becoming an executive producer and the series showrunner. He has won an Humanitas Prize for his writing for ER. He is currently the showrunner/executive producer of the ABC cop drama “Detroit 1-8-7.”


Spring 2011: now playing in Los Angeles

Recent Movie Releases:
Joel De La Fuente ('93),  The Adjustment Bureau
Peter Krause ('90),  Beastly
Josh Radnor,  HappyThankYouMorePlease
Brett Rickaby ('90) Bereavement (limited) 
Rainn Wilson ('89) Super
Robert Adanto (94) Pearls on the Ocean Floor….Special screening in West Hollywood April 26, 730pm, Pacific Design Center

Now Playing LA Theatre:
Nick Mills:  Insomnia Play LAST WEEKEND!

"Jessica Brickman's hourlong absurdist comedy offers amusing commentary on the challenges of contemporary relationships, plus clever reflections on the hidden meanings of our dreams... the script's goofy amalgam of sex farce and James Joyce makes for a bizarrely entertaining mix. Director Gioia Marchese leads four spirited actors in an often hilarious Freudian romp...the game cast appears to be having great fun, and it becomes infectious." -Back Stage West

 "Director Gioia Marchese has got a good handle on the play's standout scene, forcing the actors to make hairpin turns between infatuation and ennui... Jessica Culaciati is hugely pregnant and an energetic comedian." -LA Weekly

 Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm for the next two weekends, closing April 10th. Get your tickets now at:

Dionne Lea Williams: "The Way I Am" Cabaret Show at Vitellos; Monday 4/4 7:30pm,
(Sold Out) Directed by Gary Dean Ruebsamen ('88)

Chris Duva: Serious V Neck Comedy, April 8th 8pm/ Westside Comedy Theatre
Details on Facebook Serious V Neck

FALLFEST 2010 / Nov. 14th, @Highways

Hey All: Fallfest 2010 is on the calendar for Sunday, Nov. 14th,  at Highways performance space in Santa Monica. Fallfest is our annual big show of new works and our general excuse to hang out with each other and do what we do... make art.

Got a Short Film or Video? ...We want you!
We are still taking submissions for new short film or video that you had a hand in making. Email me:

Are You NEW in L.A.?
If you or a classmate is in Los Angeles, get on our LA email list! we'll keep you udpated of what's going on.

Nick Mills: Still Standing

Nick Mills latest directorial work is opening THUR 8/5/2010... see below.
Come out and suport your LA Theatre!

Upcoming in LA / Aug 2010

Casting Notice:
Andrea Wachner (NYU writer) needs film Princess!
she says...I'm casting for my next project, which will be a one day shoot in just over a week! Looking for a comedienne who can pass as a Snow White/Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty/Belle type. Must be able to sing Disney style and be comfortable improvising.

Arnell Powell in Othello / …LAST WEEKEND!!
What: Othello (yeah, you know it!)
When: ends 8/8/2010
Cost: FREE
Nick Mills directs:
What: Vitality Productions World Premiere STILL STANDING
When: Previews This Weekend!
Cost:  Discount tix available for you!
More Info:
Nick says… Tickets are only $10 this weekend and $15 for the rest of the run. We're going to offer an NYU alumni discount during the third or fourth weekend, stay tuned for details. We are pioneering an incredibly brave piece of theater to the stage. Not only does it tackle the humanitarian aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but it takes on some enormous themes dealing with family ,race, loss, and the perseverance required to keep going in the most difficult times. Thanks!
FallFest 2010 Submissions
What: theCollectives annual show of short works of theatre and film
When: Sunday near Halloween tba
Want to play along? Film, webisode, live music? Email us at
Chris Duva: Serious V-neck comedy
When: SAT Aug 14th
Where: Hollywood: Improv Olympic, 6366 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
More info: “Serious V-neck Comedy”