Fall 2015 1.5 Year Program Showcase: Dec 14 – 17

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Join us for an evening of short plays featuring our 2014-2015 1.5 Year Program Students

Monday, December 14th at 7pm
Tuesday, December 15th at 3pm
Tuesday, December 15th at 7pm
Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm
Thursday, December 17th at 7pm

Industry – please email rsvp@barrowgroup.org for tickets.



Nick Luis

Nick Luis was born in NYC and raised in Brooklyn. His direct connection to the city, the culture and diverse population helped strengthen his passion for the creative world. He was recently seen as Abel in This is How performed in the 24 Hour Fast Play Fest at the Barrow Group. Aside from acting, Nick is a salsero, a fierce lip syncer and a recent graduate from SUNY Empire State College. He is grateful for the Barrow Group community for their tools, encouragement and guidance. As part of his journey, Nick would like to give a special thank you to God, his parents, sister, aunt, best friends and co-workers for their never ending support and love.

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 2.53.11 PMKatie Contini

Katie Contini is originally from New Jersey but moved west with her family, first to Texas and then to California. Inspired by Angelina Jolie’s role in Tomb Raider, she later traveled to Cambodia where she ended up living and working for three years. Now living in the NJ/NY area, she is pursuing her dream of acting and has taken classes first at HB Studio in 2012 and then at The Barrow Group in 2014. Katie has enjoyed performing on stage and in some short films for her church but is ready to branch out into the public acting sphere. It would be a dream-come-true to work alongside some of her favorite actors including Claire Danes, Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia-Louis Dreyfus. Download Resume

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Andrew Rousso is a New York City – born actor with a Bachelor of Science in Theater Studies from Skidmore college. He developed his passion for acting at a young age in school and continues to hone his craft. Andrew thanks his friends, teachers, and family for their love and support.

Louise Heller

Louise Heller

Louise Heller is realizing her life-long dream of becoming an actress. After earning a Ph.D. in English and teaching and writing about literature much of her life, she is delighted finally to embody texts rather than analyze them. She has most recently appeared as Miss Peake in The Royal Family at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Myra Bruhl in Deathtrap at the Antrim Playhouse, Catherine Gross in The Mount (at the Mount in Lenox, MA), as well as in an off-off Broadway production of Sex, Relationships, and Sometimes Love (Fearless Productions) and in An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe with InterAct Productions. She also been cast in student and independent film and web-television projects; she can act both in English and German. This upcoming winter, she will train at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachussetts in their month-long intensive program.
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Growing up in the Hudson Valley area of New York, Spencer Lincoln had spent most of his time exploring the outdoors, reading, and watching many films. Trained from a young age in clarinet and saxophone, he was quite passionate about continuing his studies and becoming a professional musician, only to delay college and play with his own band for two years. Spencer then decided to take what he thought was a more practical route and pursue a degree in engineering. It was in community college that he discovered the theatre and put off transfer to a university in order to participate in plays and acting classes. One year later, Spencer is convinced that acting is the passion his life had been leading him to all along. He is happy to be a student in the Barrow Group’s conservatory and is excited for the future ahead. Spencer can be seen as Gary J. in the indie feature, Mi America, which was released in October of this year.

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Bain is originally from Massachusetts. He was active in theatre through junior high school, when he discovered poetry slams and got very distracted. After years as a performance poet, including being a member and coach of several national level slam teams and publishing a full length manuscript of poems, C. recently reconnected with his long-neglected love of acting. He has taken Shakespeare workshops with Rhona Silverbush and Rob Clare. He has appeared in the films Paint It Black (post-production, Amber Tamblyn, dir.) and Pinocchio (Button Poetry/Poetry Observed.) He read in the HOWL writer’s block festival, and was in Threadbare Theatre Workshop’s inaugural production, Or, The Whale, (an adaptation of Moby Dick in which C. portrayed Ishmael.) He is grateful to his parents, to the Barrow Group and to exquisite exemplary teachers Seth and Lee.

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Anne Keane is so grateful for the opportunity to study at the Barrow group with such wonderful teachers and actors. Before being accepted to a 1.5 year Conservatory, Anne studied script analysis, scene study and intro to acting at the Barrow Group. Anne graduated with a B.A. in Communication from Boston College and an M.A. in Education from St. Peter’s. In college she also enrolled in performing arts  classes, including: drama,  playwriting, literature and Shakespeare. Her favorite assignment in college was to take 3 characters from the semester from different literary works and and write a short play about them in a crisis situation. Imagine what happens when Lady MacBeth, Stanley Kowalski from a Street Car Named Desire,  and Nora Helmer from a Doll’s House come back to life to fight over  two seats on the last lifeboat on the Titanic.
After graduating from college, Anne started her career in network television behind the scenes as an intern, production assistant, producer and editor in network news. She has also done some voice over, extra work. and hosted an educational television program in Sussex County, New Jersey.  She hopes to take all of her experiences to continue to study and pursue acting and writing.
Thank you to my family especially my three daughters.

Kevin Dwane
Kevin Dwane

Kevin is a New York born and bred actor who has appeared in off and off-off Broadway production throughout New York along with appearing on such popular television shows as “The Good Wife” and most recently, “Gotham.” He has been a student of some of New York’s most famous and legendary instructors with their various philosophies and methods, but prefer to borrow a quote from Anne Hathaway that states, “The Barrow Group was really the acting institution that taught me how to act.”
He recently completed the lead role in the indie short, “Two Dead Men” and will be appearing in the upcoming off-Broadway Theatre Row production of “Concrete” as well as appearing as the Irish gangster Uncle Quinn in the upcoming indie film “The Kobel Report.”

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Logan caught the acting bug in fifth grade when he got the chance be an Angel in his school’s play. He has been acting in plays and films ever since. He has performed in such plays and musicals such as Guys and Dolls, Stain, A Haunting We Will Go, and Beauty and the Beast. This past year Logan has gotten several lead roles in short films and continues to audition for larger roles. Logan was accepted to the Barrow Group last year and he looks forward to his long career in acting.

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Glennis LaRoe is a New York City based actress, improviser and stand up comedian. Glennis caught the performance bug at the age of 8, when she was cast as Nellie Oleson in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “On The Banks of Plum Creek” and hasn’t looked back since. She performed throughout her school and college days in musicals and plays alike. As an American who grew up abroad, Glennis is more than familiar with the feeling of being an outsider, a perspective which she injects heavily into her performance style. Glennis would like to thank her family and friends for their continued and unwavering support and encouragement on her journey.

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 1.49.44 PMKathryn Lindsay

Kathryn Lindsay was born in Jackson, Mississippi to Scott and Lisa Lindsay. She has an older brother, Stephen as well as a younger sister, Emily. She grew up primarily in Melbourne, Australia and Baton Rouge, Louisiana and always enjoyed performing in her Ballet recitals and had several small parts in school plays. After working behind the scenes as a stage manager in college, she decided acting was her passion and started pursuing it through classes and working as a background extra on local productions. Despite her initial shyness and uncertainty, she got asked to say a line in a SAG feature and then slowly started booking small supporting roles in feature films as well as lead roles in several new media projects. She auditioned for the Barrow Group 1.5 Conservatory program and made the move to NYC shortly after being accepted. She would like to thank God for giving her the strength and drive to pursue her passion, her family and friends for continually supporting her and Seth Barrish and Lee Brock for their amazing program, continual support and invaluable teachings.

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Saer Karim is a Fort Lauderdale raised actor/writer who studied theatre at Broward College’s Fine Arts Theatre Department and received his BA in English Literature at Florida Atlantic University.  He moved to NYC Fall of 2014 just in time to start at The Barrow Group’s 1.5 Conservatory and recently made his Fringe Festival debut this past summer. Aside from studying at The Barrow Group, Saer currently studies improv at The People’s Improv Theater.  Saer speaks fluent Arabic and moderate Spanish and enjoys watching random episodes of Kenan and Kel.

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Christine Krucas

Christine Krucas was born in San Diego, California and was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. At the age of five, she attended ballet classes and danced in a performance of Annie where she realized she loved the stage. Growing up, her main focus was sports and performing in school productions. She attended two years of college before taking the risk to move to New York City to pursue acting.

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Alex is a native of Cyprus and he is fluent in the Greek language. Other than Cyprus Alex has lived in Greece, the UK where he obtained a degree in Economics from Warwick University and Ireland where he took a viewpoints course while working for Google before moving the the United States. Alex has recently (2014) performed with the National Theater of Greece in a production of the Madwoman of Chaillot. While in Greece Alex also performed in prisons and addiction centers with other actors of the National Theater as part of an initiative to take theater to individuals who don’t normally have access to it. Also in 2014 Alex was the lead of Pink and Baby Blue as a transgender woman nominated for Best Narrative Short at Slamdance. You can catch Alex this year in the role of Karl in the independent film Mommy’s box currently doing the festival rounds. Alex is also collaborating in producing the short ‘Kanoun as you see it’ with his friends in Greece Michalis Moulakakis (National Theater of Greece) and Alexandros Avranas (Venice Award for Miss Violence 2013, True Crimes starring Jim Carey) slated to shoot in May.Alex is a proud member of the Barrow Group community. Download Resume

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Andrew Pxpapetrou

Andrew comes from a Cypriot background. Both my parents came here at the young ages of 20 and 17 to hopefully one day create a new life for their children. I grew up in the small town of Bergenfield, NJ. Even though it was a small town; it was very diverse culturally. So, from a young age I was exposed to almost every ethnicity you could think of. My parents always wanted me to be able to fluently speak and write in Greek, so I was enrolled into a Greek school when I was in Kindergarten. By the time I reached the 4th grade, I started acting Greek plays at my school until 7th grade. That was when my passion for acting was first ignited and ever since then it has just been history.