The Barrow Group Philosophy
- Acting is easy.
- The best technique is invisible.
- Unplanned behavior is usually much more interesting than planned behavior.
- There is no one “way” to approach acting. It’s all about finding whatever works.
The Barrow Group Theatre Company & Arts Center
Founded in 1985, The Barrow Group Theatre Company produces Off-Broadway and developmental productions, and has won numerous awards including a Drama Desk and OBIE. Read what the NYC press has to say about The Barrow Group Theatre Company’s productions and acting approach.
The TBG Arts Center is comprised of 5 studios, a 40-seat theater, and a 99-seat theater (available for rental) in midtown Manhattan.
The Barrow Group School
The Barrow Group School offers courses in acting, directing and playwriting. These NYC classes include:
- Scene Study For Professionals
- Monologue Class
- Solo-Show Performance Class
- Script Analysis Class
- Alexander Technique For Actors
- Theatrical Clown Workshop
- Voice for the Actor
- Shakespeare Acting Class
- Directing Classes
- Playwriting Classes
- Film/TV Acting Classes
- Improv Classes
- Beginners Acting Classes
- Brooklyn Kids Acting Classes
- Kids Acting, Monologue, Film/TV/ Playwriting Classes
- 1 Year Acting Conservatory
- 6-Week Summer Acting Program.
The Barrow Group is widely considered one of the top performing arts training schools and studios in New York; read industry and student testimonials here.
Celebrated TBG Alumni and Company Members
- Anne Hathaway: Oscar Winner; Les Miserables, Rachel Getting Married
- Vera Farmiga: Oscar Nominee; Up in the Air, The Departed
- Denis O’Hare: Award-Winning Actor; True Blood, Duplicity, Milk, Michael Clayton
- Michael Stahl-David: My Generation, Cloverfield
- Tony Hale: Emmy Winner; Veep; Arrested Development, Stranger than Fiction
- Seth Barrish: Award-winning Director & Actor; Sleepwalk With Me, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, The Tricky Part, Damages
- Lee Brock: Award-Winning Actress; Tadpole, Remember Me, Law and Order
- Jennifer Landon: Three-time Emmy Award Winner; As the World Turns
- Allen Coulter: Hollywoodland, The Sopranos
- Martin Moran: OBIE winner for The Tricky Part, Lucille Lortel winner for All the Rage, Spamalot, Cabaret
- Monique Gabriela Curnen: The Unusuals, The Dark Knight, Lie To Me
- Ron Piretti: Broadway Fight Choreographer
- Marcia Debonis: Letters to Juliet, The Truman Show
- Zach Booth: Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, Damages
- Stephen Singer: Sopranos, Rescue Me, Don Juan DeMarco, Iceman Cometh
- Meredith Hagner: As the World Turns, Going the Distance, Lights Out
- Tom Riis Farrell: Sleepless in Seattle, Scent of a Women, Almost Famous
- Larry Lau: All My Children, As the World Turns
- Wayne Duvall: O Brother Where Art Thou, Apollo 13
- Larry Clarke: In and Out, The Informant
- Poorna Jagannathan: Amnesty International Award Winner; Delhi Belly, Royal Pains, Peace Love & Misunderstanding