1 Year Foundations of Acting Program

”So many times, we as actors forget the play of acting. You go into class and everyone’s like, ‘Great work’ – like everything’s work.  At The Barrow Group, it really came from this other perspective: ‘This is play.’  That was a really great time. I would say that was my most significant training.” —Tony Hale,  Arrested Development


The One Year Foundations of Acting Program is designed to provide a broad scope of actor training and serves a a great introduction to the Barrow Group approach. It is ideal for students with some experience, who are ready to expand their acting training and ready to jump into the NYC acting community. It culminates with a scene sharing in our Studio Theatre.

The next session will begin in September 2017. Applications and auditions are now being accepted.

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Instructor: Chris Wells
September 2017 thru June 2018, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, $5,750

Sample Curriculum


The year begins with an overview of script analysis where students learn how to decipher the story structure elements for better storytelling. Students will then be introduced to voice work and alexander technique, while being introduced to the Barrow Group tools via scene study.

Classes: script analysis, voice for the actor, alexander technique, scene study.

Students will continue their scene study progress, which is the basis of work at The Barrow Group and begin incorporating the tools learned in other elements of study; film/tv on camera acting and monologues.

Classes: script analysis, improv, scene study, monologues, film/tv


Students will be introduced to reading, analyzing, and performing Shakespeare, learn the basics of stage combat, participate in several business of acting classes lead by industry professionals, and rehearsals for the scene sharing in our Studio Theatre.

Classes: Shakespeare, scene study, film/tv, stage combat, business of acting, performance/sharing prep

To Apply

Step 1 – Application
Please submit an online application. If you cannot access the online application, please email school@barrowgroup.org

Step 2 – Audition
Once an application has been received, we will contact you to schedule an audition. In person audition dates will be scheduled for May and June.
For the audition, please prepare a 1 to 2 minute contemporary monologue.

If you are interested in submitting a video application, please contact school@barrowgroup.org


If registered by July 1st, the cost of the program is $5,750. Starting July 2nd, the cost is $6,000. A deposit of $2,000 is due upon registration. The remaining balance can be made in installments.

If you have any questions, email school@barrowgroup.org