1-Year Acting Programs
These longer courses allow students a deep immersion into the Barrow Group Acting Approach.
6-Week Summer Professional Acting Program
Designed for college students or recent grads, who want top-notch training as well as an introduction to the NYC Off-Broadway theatre world.
2-Week Fall & Winter Professional Acting Intensives
Designed for students who want an intensive experience in TBG’s approach to storytelling, who can only commit to a short burst of training.
Scene Study for Professionals – On-Going, Quarterly
The heart of the Barrow Group Acting School, in these 10-week scene study intensives students learn and practice the Barrow Group Acting Approach. To be clear, these are not beginning acting classes, they are for professionals– and all students begin with Scene Study 1 as that is the start of the progression of training.
- Scene Study Intensive I: The Tools
- Scene Study Intensive II: Self-Adjustment
- Scene Study Intensive III: On-going
- Master Classes w/ Seth Barrish & Lee Brock
- Actors Scene Study: Working w/ Directors
- Scene Study: In-Depth Analysis
Beginner Acting Classes – On-Going, Quarterly
10 week courses (8 weeks during the summer) for beginner actors, designed to teach the fundamentals of acting.
- Beginners Acting Classes: Levels 1, 2, 3
- ESL Beginners Acting Class I: The Basics
- Beginner Film/TV Acting Class
- Weekend Beginner Workshops
- Summer Beginner Acting Intensive
Weekend Acting Workshops
Weekend workshops in NYC at The Barrow Group, as well as off-site around the U.S and world.
11-Week Directing Workshops
TBG directors lead the 11-week workshops, which focus on staging, communication, and the Barrow Group Approach.
1-Year Directing Program
TBG co-Artistic Director Seth Barrish teaches the 1-Year Program:
TBG’s playwriting program encourages simplicity and clarity in story-telling. We share practical tools that can easily be applied to your writing, ignite the imagination, and demystify the revision process. Our approach highlights the structural pillars of a well-told narrative and helps writers establish clear contexts, so that their stories will have greater impact.
Weekend Playwriting Workshops
Playwriting Classes: Quarterly, On-Going
Sharpen you skills with commercial acting expert Scott Organ.
8-week workshops that teach improv from a Barrow Group perspective.
- Monologue Workshop Level 1
- Monologue Workshop Level 2
- Solo-Show Workshop Level 1
- Solo-Show Workshop Level 2
Voice & Speech
On-Camera Acting for Professionals
6-week workshops designed to teach film/tv acting, including cold readings and continuity
Beginner On-Camera Acting
Led by award-winning filmmaker Lorrel Manning, learn the basics of screenwriting.
12-week workshop designed for aspiring filmmaking, these courses are for individuals interested in self-generating their own work.
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” by Seth Barrish, TBG’s founder and co-Artistic Director.
What makes The Barrow Group School different from many other studios in New York City is that all of our acting teachers have gone through an intensive teacher training program with TBG co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock. This faculty training assures that students receive a codified, consistent learning experience from teachers who have been training with The Barrow Group for years.
The Barrow Group School offers techniques designed to do the following:
- Encourage spontaneity
- Foster entertaining, human, and compelling behavior
- Help you become more sensitive, imaginative, responsive, and alive onstage
- Relax you
- Change your work effortlessly and invisibly (so the audience won’t detect any effort on your part and therefore will feel like they are watching a real person rather than an actor “working”)
- Bring more freedom to your work
In a nutshell, these are TBG’s beliefs about acting:
- Acting is easy.
- Acting is most exciting when it is spontaneous and moment-to-moment.
- Unplanned behavior is usually much more interesting than planned behavior.
- Relaxation is the key to many of the things we strive for.
- The best technique is invisible.
- The best technique leaves us free (free to imagine, free to respond, free to feel, free to whatever).
- We don’t think there is one “way” to approach acting. It’s about finding whatever works.
- Weekend Acting Workshops for Professionals
- Weekend Acting Workshops for Beginners
- Los Angeles Weekend Acting Workshops