The Barrow Group Acting, Playwriting & Directing School

“Whenever I’m asked by aspiring actors where I think they should study, I always recommend The Barrow Group… the smartest, least pretentious, simplest and most effective techniques I’ve ever come across.” — Allen Coulter, Director, “Hollywoodland”

Led by Master Acting Teachers Seth Barrish (https://barrowgroup and Lee Brock (https://barrowgroup, The Barrow Group Acting School, located in New York City, offers professional and emerging artists training in Scene Study, Script Analysis, Solo-Show Performance, Directing, Film/TV On-Camera Acting Technique, Shakespeare, Playwriting, Beginning Acting and other Specialty Classes.  View descriptions of our school’s classes, programs and workshops here. (https://barrowgroup We also offer teen/ tween acting classes and programs (https://barrowgroup in our Manhattan space as well as in Brooklyn. Workstudy and apprentice programs are available for students of merit.

View our school’s upcoming class schedule here.

At the heart of the Barrow Group Approach is the desire to promote clear and concise tools of the trade.  These tools are outlined and published in “An Actor’s Companion – 99 Bits of Craft” (https://barrowgroup by Seth Barrish, TBG’s founder and co-artistic director.

The Barrow Group Acting Approach

·  The best technique is invisible.
·  Acting is easy.
·  Relaxation is the key.
·  Stay out of your head.
·  If everything is important, nothing is important.
·  Unplanned behavior is usually much more interesting than planned behavior.
·  There is no one “way” to approach acting.  It’s about finding whatever works.
·  Acting is most exciting when it is spontaneous and moment-to-moment.

If you have any questions, please email Robert Serrell, Director of Education, at (school null@null barrowgroup

Read about the Barrow Group School’s acting classes, directing classes, workshops and teacher training programs here.