An Evening with ESTELLE PARSONS – Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:30p

Producing in the Theatre Class taught by Tony award winner producer Judy Gordon

A Conversation with award-winning producer Judy Gordon & Lee Brock

Fast Play Fest Scheduled for January 10th!

Winter Barrow Group 24 Hour Fast Play Fest
Saturday, January 10th at 8pm
Click here for tickets!

A 24-hour creative experience in which TBG Students serve as writers, directors, and actors create and perform a series of new short pieces.

Members of the show are TBG Students (both past and current), but the audience is open to anyone!
Participating Creatives:
Writers: Marina Barry, Colleen Clinton, Lynne Halliday, Isaac Himmelman, James Hindman, Eric Lane, and Sam Zalutsky

Directors: Tony Gillan, Mark Grenier, Cayleb Long, Lorrel Manning, Keith McQuirter, Nick Russell, and Quinn Vogt-Welch

Actors: Jeanine Abraham, Josh Bowen, Yvonne Cone, Alex Correia, Jim Crawley, Justin Davis, Angela Dohrmann, Lily Dorment, Matthew Bryan Feld, Kate Erin Gibson, Mindy Goff, Stuart Green, Katherine Alt Keener, Luciana Kezen, James Kivlen, Kristina Latour, Anna Mosher, Ed Newman, Sarah Street, Brennan Taylor, Tim Wersan, and Alison Wonderland

All work will be created and performed between Friday, January 9th at 10pm – Saturday, January 10th at 10pm
Our playwrights will work with props and themes provided on-site to draft a ten-minute play between 10:00pm and 6:00am.
While they go home to crash, our directors arrive at 6:00am to read and select pieces.
Our actors arrive and receive their roles at 8:00am.
The teams rehearse and memorize from 9:00am-7:00pm and receive 30 minutes of tech per script.
The house opens at 7:30, and then READY OR NOT, curtain up at 8:00pm!


Come see the final results of this whirlwind creative experience on SATURDAY, JANUARY 10th at 8:00pm. (Expected running time: 90 minutes)

TBG Mainstage Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor

Tickets are $10 and include one drink ticket.
Space is limited. Get your tickets here!

Please help support TBG’s production season next year – DONATE HERE

Hi All,

We’re so grateful to you for being a part of The Barrow Group. Thank you.
One of the most common questions asked of us is “You have such a powerful training program and approach to acting – why don’t you produce more plays?”  Well, we are listening to you.

Our goal this coming year is to offer more productions and readings in our main stage and studio theaters, so that we can share our approach with more people beyond the classroom. This can only happen with your help.

(http://r20 NULL.rs6 NULL.jsp?f=001cYUcr6abQQWNSKu5_gDdH2pFAj5VP9any_-0JQ0LvQObJayGysmmH54XdVDS7T5AmZwu9hho6cy2KvPOjZjNmJZEIPRRsNdqCDUkIWJX1N8-DqZn4oAA4yvTeBiGS6CWUp3Dtpq_YIUBzsEKYZGwNa6wItB-3yn0CeDVSFWBuYJ9YhVXvUBA6K132IbIz13ypT2dAC-oczI=&c=EsOmpjky6Uae_TDFmUDKMn-qychwbsOwT8mTbSJsqUxKEMUpey-SLg==&ch=EOe3w6O831n4kV2Jx_rXfMQC89uxiZ9zdcpkjUiBzufLKCbh0oK0PQ==)In June, we will present Craig Wright’s THE PAVILION in our main stage theatre, featuring a cast of TBG students and alumni.  In January, our free public Reading Series will begin meeting the 2nd Sunday of every month in our studio theatre.  We’re thrilled to announce that next season, we plan on doing two main stage shows – in the fall, SHORT STUFF, and in the spring, a second production.
As you know, ticket sales cover only a fraction of total production expenses – that’s the nature of producing not-for-profit theater. Our donation goal for this coming year is $50,000, which will help make this programming possible.
This is where you come in – if you each chip in $20, the cost of a movie ticket and popcorn, we can easily reach this goal.  Please consider making a donation today and help us produce this coming season.  You can make a one-time or recurring donation at (http://r20 NULL.rs6 NULL.jsp?f=001cYUcr6abQQWNSKu5_gDdH2pFAj5VP9any_-0JQ0LvQObJayGysmmH_j9u-in_RnSYTIH_C_NhMWptco4rc3V5k1W-X9J-X6KJFdCDtWyyKiRdEaf4Lg40dqC4GA9Qz0Y8ubFENw_xo85A88cMdMnZne73Fny8TVPhgR0opOx2k_cCn8PkQ4ERw==&c=EsOmpjky6Uae_TDFmUDKMn-qychwbsOwT8mTbSJsqUxKEMUpey-SLg==&ch=EOe3w6O831n4kV2Jx_rXfMQC89uxiZ9zdcpkjUiBzufLKCbh0oK0PQ==).
Thanks so much for your feedback that you want to see more shows at The Barrow Group.
We do too.  You have a huge role to play in making this happen, and we’re so grateful for your support.
Have a great New Year!
All the best,

Lee, Seth, Robert, Porter, Farrah, Alyson, Elizabeth, Mark, Becca and Carmen

Scenes Needed for Teacher Training Class

This is a free opportunity to work with the Barrow Group tools. Students are asked to bring in a short, contemporary scene that has been rehearsed outside of class with a partner and our teacher training students will work with you on it for about half an hour.

Dates are Thursdays: 12/4, 12/11, and 12/18.

If you are interested in signing up for a time, please email


TBG Holiday Party – Friday, Dec. 5th!

We hope you can come celebrate with us!

Friday, December 5th
7pm (till whenever!)
at Jack Doyle’s (http://www NULL.jackdoylesnyc
240 West 35th Street between 7th and 8th Aves

$5 drink specials!

Click here to RSVP!

Fall 1.5 Year Program Showcase Dececember 7 – 9

Join us for an evening of short plays featuring our 2013-2014 1.5 Year students.

Sunday, December 7th at 7pm
Monday, December 8th at 7pm
Tuesday, December 9th at 7pm

Click here to get your free tickets!


Benefit Performance of The Tricky Part at TBG

The Barrow Group invites you to

a benefit performance of

The Tricky Part

written and performed by
Martin Moran

directed by
Seth Barrish


Sunday, October 19, 7PM
TBG Theater
312 W. 36 St. 3rd Fl.
Tickets $30
all proceeds benefit The Barrow Group

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Robert Serrell announced as Executive Director of The Barrow Group


September 29, 2014 – New York, New York – The Barrow Group Theatre Company and School is thrilled to announce its Board of Trustees, along with Co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, have instated Robert Serrell as Executive Director.

Founded in 1986, The Barrow Group (TBG) has spent the last twenty-eight years refining a specific approach to storytelling that focuses on spontaneity and clarity. The company has shared its techniques with thousands of theater and film artists, many of whom consider TBG their artistic home.

Robert Serrell announced as Executive Director of The Barrow Group

Robert Serrell announced as Executive Director of The Barrow Group

Serrell joined TBG in 2010 as Director of Education. During his tenure the annual school revenue increased by 600% and annual website visits by 1,000%. In 2012, CBS News named TBG one of the top five acting studios in New York City. This year, the New York Foundation for the Arts named Serrell an “Emerging Leader”.

With Serrell as its Executive Director, TBG is poised for its most exciting year yet and will realize extensive growth in its education and production capacities. In just the next six months, TBG will offer weekend acting workshops across the world – from India this November to Los Angeles, California to Boston, Massachusetts. TBG’s highly popular youth curriculum will expand for the first time to offer satellite locations in Brooklyn, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut. By early 2015, Seth Barrish’s invaluable book, An Actor’s Companion, will be re-published by Theatre Communication Group with a forward by former student and Oscar winner Anne Hathaway, and TBG will host a MainStage production of The Pavilion in the spring.

Co-Artistic Directors, Lee Brock and Seth Barrish, said, “With Robert Serrell as Executive Director, TBG has an unlimited ability to impact the acting community. Robert understands who we are, what sets us apart from others, and has repeatedly demonstrated the passion and skill to get things done. We greatly look forward to working with Robert as we move into our third decade.”

Board President, David Diamond, added: “We are excited about having Robert in this new position. He brings fresh thinking and a deep understanding of how artists can be served best in a supported, well-funded environment.”

According to Serrell, “TBG is an inspiring community of teachers and artists who have developed one of the top actor training programs in world. They have an impressive history of award-winning theatrical productions, workshops and readings and I am honored to be asked to continue my work with them in this capacity. I look forward to partnering with the School, Company, board and staff to chart a course for the future.”

About The Barrow Group:  The Barrow Group Theatre Company has earned the support of the JKW/W Trust Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Senator Tom Duane, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Dramatists Guild, the Jewish Communal Fund, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment of the Arts, and the American Theatre Wing. Over the years, shows produced by or originally produced by The Barrow Group have received numerous Drama Desk nominations, Lucille Lortel awards, Outer Critics Circle nominations, and an OBIE. The Barrow Group won a special Drama Desk award for it’s outstanding contribution to Off-Off Broadway. The Barrow Group School offers year-round courses in acting, directing, playwriting, script analysis, solo show performance, film & television, clowning, and improvisation. Over the years TBG alumni have thrived and gone on to win an Academy Award, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, and numerous international awards.

For more information about The Barrow Group, please visit or contact 212.760.2615;

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