The Barrow Group One Year Apprentice Program is a year long work study program, running from August through September of the following year. Administrative training begins the end of August, and classes start in September and run a full 12 months, culminating in and industry showcase the following September. Students have class on Thursdays from 11am-2:30PM. The program is for New York actors looking for ongoing training in scene study, monologues, on-camera film & TV, Shakespeare and script analysis. Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock helm the training. Other Barrow Group Master teachers also teach from time to time. Performance opportunities include a monologue showcase, a self-produced reading series and an invited industry showcase.
The Barrow Group Work Study Program is for students who have already completed the One Year Apprentice Program and wish to continue their training in individual classes. Completion of apprenticeship does not guarantee ongoing Work Study. Limited slots may be available for qualified students who have not completed apprenticeship. However a long term commitment is required. Short term work study is generally not available. There are no industry showcases in this program, although students may perform in readings. NOTE: We will resume accepting Work Study applications in May 2014.
In addition to class work, Apprentices and Work Study students gain valuable experience in running an award winning off-Broadway theatre company, meet other industry professionals and refine their artistic goals. Accepted students are required to work a minimum of 8 hours per week at the theatre in exchange for their class time.
- Actors applying should be settled in New York.
- There is no stipend or housing provided.
- Acceptance to the programs is by audition and interview.
- There is an enrollment fee required upon acceptance.