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About TBG


The Barrow Group’s mission is to help people tell stories clearly and spontaneously, and to produce theater and film that enlightens, inspires, and fosters community.  Well-told stories energize people to do great things.

History & Achievements

Founded in 1985 by TBG co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, The Barrow Group has become one of the preeminent performing arts training centers and theatre companies in New York City and the world.

We are located in midtown Manhattan, and run an arts center comprised of a 99-seat theater, a 50-seat theater, and several teaching studios.

Each year we share over 70 readings, workshops, community events, and productions.

Each year over 2000 aspiring and professional child and adult actors from all over the world study with us.

In 1995, TBG won a Drama Desk Award for off-off Broadway Excellence. In 2005, TBG was nominated for Drama Desk Award for Best Play.  In 2013, TBG won a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.

In 2013, TBG alumni won an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Lucille Lortell Award.

In 2015, Theatre Communications Group, one of the most prestigious publishers of performing arts books in the US, published “An Actor’s Companion” by TBG co-Artistic Director Seth Barrish, which details The Barrow Group’s approach to acting.

Board of Trustees

  • David Diamond, Chairman
  • Ryan Hart, Treasurer
  • Andres Petruscak, Secretary
  • Vaughn Buffalo
  • Tony Drazan
  • Tony Gillan
  • Terrence Gray
  • Priscilla Shanks
  • Sharon Obialo
  • Christina Denzinger
  • Chris Wells, Faculty Liaison

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