TBG Acting Apprentices- “DOWN THE ROAD”

Please join TBG Acting Apprentices for an intimate workshop presentation of…

by Lee Blessing

An all-American couple meets an all-American serial killer.

Limited Five Performance Run:
March 7th, 8th, 9th and 14th, 16th
at 8pm

TBG Studio Theatre
312 W 36th Street
3rd Floor

Maureen Fleming (Iris)
James Kivlen (Reach)
Jacob Cribbs (Dan)

Friday March 7th at 8pm
Saturday March 8th at 8pm
Sunday March 9th at 8pm
Friday March 14th at 8pm
Sunday March 16 at 8pm

Doors Open at 7:45pm
Space is limited.

Tickets are only $12 in advanced and $15 at the door.

Grab Your Discounted Advance Tickets Here!

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DOWN THE ROAD centers on a convicted serial killer and the husband and wife writing team hired to help him write an account of his crimes. The killer, Bill Reach, has admitted to the murders of nineteen women, but there may have been more. Over many weeks of interviews, the couple—Dan and Iris Henniman—grow more and more uncertain of the ethics of what they are doing. Are they simply relating terrifying events, or are they helping readers consume rape, murder and mutilation as if they are consuming any other product of our society? Are they, in fact, helping to turn Bill Reach into a celebrity?


Lee Blessing. On Broadway and London’s West End: A Walk in the Woods. Off-Broadway: Eleemosynary, Cobb, Thief River, Chesapeake and Down the Road — plus Fortinbras, Lake Street Extension, Two Rooms, and the world premiere of Patient A, all in the 1992-93 Signature Theatre Season. Recent regional productions includeWhores at the Contemporary American Theater Festival and Black Sheep at Florida Stage and Barrington Stage. Other plays include Going to St. Ives, Independence, Riches, Oldtimers Game, and Nice People Dancing to Country Music. Awards: The American Theatre Critics Association Award, the L.A. Drama Critics Award, the Great American Play Award, the Humanitas Award, and the George and Elisabeth Marton Award, among others. His plays have been nominated for Tony and Olivier Awards, as well as for the Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Blessing is the author of over twenty plays and screenplays. He currently resides in New York City.


Jacob Cribbs (Dan) Past and most-loved roles have included: Lennox/Third Witch in Macbeth, Pontius/Soldier/P in the West-coast premier of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play; Jeremy Warrender, Spider’s Web; Bob, Beyond Therapy; Seymore Krelborn, Little Shop of Horrors; Emile, South Pacific; Doctor, Phaedra’s Love; Phillip, McNally’s Chorpus Christi; Man’s Brother/Mother-Showman/Grade-School Chum, Venus; Constable in Shakepseare Santa Cruz’sWind in the Willows; Sganarelle, School for Fiancées; Puck(et), SSC’s Midsummer Night’s Dream; Clitus (& Marc Antony U.S.) SSC’s Julius Ceasar. As a director, his most recent endeavor was a susuki-infused renovation of Miller’s Death of a Salesman. He is a recipient of the Darhrma-Grace Full-Length Playwriting Award and an acting student at The Barrow Group.

Maureen Fleming (Iris) Recent/Favorite credits include Much Ado About Nothing with The Lawnchair Theater Company, To Kill A Mockingbird with Curtain Call Theater, and As You Like It. She also recently contributed to the short film, Rhythm in Blue. She has a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is currently an Apprentice at the Barrow Group.

James Kivlen (Reach) is an actor/musician based out of Brooklyn, NY. He is very excited to be a part of Down the Road. Some of his favorite roles include Cliff (The Woolgatherer), James (Telling the Leaves), and Tim (I Do Wonder). When he isn’t doing a play or traveling somewhere in South America he spends lots of time with his improv team Sex Milkshake performing in venues all over NYC. He would like to thank Jake, Maureen, and all Barrow Group Apprentices for bringing him onto this project.

Down the Road is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc.

TBG Improv Show and Jam

TBG Improv Show & Jam
Thursday, March 20, 9:30pm
Studio 6A

Watch TBG students make things up on stage for your enjoyment, and then try it out yourself! Sign-up to jam as an individual, or email tbgimprovnight@gmail.com (tbgimprovnight null@null gmail NULL.com) to perform as a team. Hosted by Kerri Sohn, Leslie Noyes and Mark Grenier.

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My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend rated the #1 comedy special on vulture.com!

Congrats to Mike Birbiglia and Seth Barrish for their work on ‘Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend’–which was just selected by Paste Magazine, Laughspin, and Vulture.com (http://vulture NULL.com/) as the number one comedy special of 2013! Whoo-Hoo!

http://www.vulture.com/2013/12/top-ten-stand-up-specials-of-2013.html (http://www NULL.vulture NULL.com/2013/12/top-ten-stand-up-specials-of-2013 NULL.html)

TBG Holiday Open House!

Friday, December 6, 2013 
7-10 PM
Join us for some holiday cheer, light snacks, laughs and a bit of improv!
Free admission. You’re welcome to bring your favorite beverage!

RSVP HERE (http://r20 NULL.rs6 NULL.net/tn NULL.jsp?e=001XBa1_4z-Qiruy4ewtn4X4TuYpPFt7VFlv_dLDy2Nq7IKNjm_Gg7oqgvlr_T28lbg7EtWwvrIYSLtUrVCIVo6AkGO4inm4D2tbm9cQC31gTVxUe3U-5--eLbZN44fp10efLqsg-SZ4JY=)

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The holidays are here! Join The Barrow Group in celebrating with #GivingTuesday on December 3.  The Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, this national event encourages a day of  giving for patrons to make their end-of the year charitable donations.

Giving to TBG is easy! Donate online here (https://www NULL.fundraise NULL.com/the-barrow-group-theatre-company/2013-annual-appeal-from-the-barrow-group). Thank you!

Be sure to spread the word to friends and family on social media with #GivingTuesdayTBG. Happy Holidays!

Student film night – November 22

Student Film Night at TBG Arts Center
Friday, November 22nd at 8pm
312 West 36 St, 3rd fl
Suggested Donation: $10
No RSVP necessary

The TBG Arts Center is happy to donate space to students for an evening of short films — with Julian Shatkin, Kristen Buckels, Alice Jankell, Eddie Shieh, Birgit Rathsmann, Hollis Witherspoon, Becket Bowes, Chloe Levin, Bill Scurry and Mark Grenier

Nov 11, 6pm – David Diamond’s “Your Career- Your Way” Radio Show




with David J. Diamond, Monday, November 11, 2013 at 6 p.m. EST.

Please share with your friends. You are the focus of next Monday’s radio broadcast. Isn’t it time you took control of your career and started having the kinds of experiences you want to have? During this week’s show, we are going to explore ways of staying more in control of your opportunities to do the work you love in this business. YOU will be calling into the show and joining in the conversation. YOU will have access to FREE career coaching by David. And YOU will have a chance to share your insights with the rest of the community.

PLEASE JOIN US for a great conversation on Monday.

To call in to listen and/or to participate with questions and comments: +1 (347) 637-1960

To listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/internationallifecoachradio/2013/11/11/create-your-career-as-an-artist (http://www NULL.blogtalkradio NULL.com/internationallifecoachradio/2013/11/11/create-your-career-as-an-artist)

Transformative Coach David J. Diamond answers your questions about how to have the career you want and the life you want working in the performing arts. How can you have the creative life that fulfills you and maintain a comfortable lifestyle? What are you missing in your pursuit of the creative experiences you seek? How can you balance work, art, family and stay healthy doing it all? Join the conversation and learn from your colleagues. (For podcasts of previous shows, go to www.davidjdiamond.com (http://www NULL.davidjdiamond NULL.com/).)

Congrats to Seth & Mike – My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend just released on Netflix!

Congrats to Seth & Mike!
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Mike Birbiglia’s
My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend 
directed by Seth Barrish
just released on Netflix
Way to go to all involved!
–The Barrow Group

Congrats to Poorna Jagannathan!

Congrats to Poorna Jagannathan! “Nirbhaya”, the play she produced and is in as ensemble, won the following awards at the Edinburgh Fringe:

The Fringe First Award
The Herald Angel Award
The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression award

It is written and directed by Yael Farber.

Help support this production here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nirbhaya/nirbhaya-award-winning-human-rights-theatre-india?ref=popular (http://www NULL.kickstarter NULL.com/projects/nirbhaya/nirbhaya-award-winning-human-rights-theatre-india?ref=popular)

For more info, visit:

www.facebook.com/pages/Nirbhaya-A-Play-By-Yael-Farber/16900819658641 and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/edinburgh-festival-reviews/10222998/Edinburgh-Festival-2013-Nirbhaya-review.html (http://www NULL.telegraph NULL.co NULL.uk/culture/theatre/edinburgh-festival-reviews/10222998/Edinburgh-Festival-2013-Nirbhaya-review NULL.html)

Way to go Poorna and to all involved in this project!


The Barrow Group’s SHORT STUFF 7 opens July 29!