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Located in New York City, The Barrow Group is an award-winning Off-Broadway theatre company and performing arts school.

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:

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