One-Year Programs

One-Year Professional Acting  Program

September – June
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
11am – 2pm
Taught by Barrow Group Co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock

The One-Year Professional Acting Training Program is designed for the professional, working actor. This intense, narrow scope of training program, is designed to build on the actor’s existing set of skills and take training to the next level. Students will work with The Barrow Group’s simple, effective tools, as compiled in Seth Barrish’s book “An Actor’s Companion.” The program culminates in a showcase in our Studio Theatre.


One-Year Evening Acting Program

September – June
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Taught by Eric Paeper, Shannon Patterson, Chris Wells

The One-Year EveningActing Program is designed to introduce the Barrow Group approach to actors with previous training and experience. It is ideal for actors who are ready to expand their training and  jump into the NYC acting community. It culminates with a scene sharing in our Studio Theatre.


One-Year Directing Program

September – June
Taught by Barrow Group Co-Artistic Director Seth Barrish

The One-Year Directing Program is taught by Co-artistic Director Seth Barrish to impart The Barrow Group approach, as found in Seth Barrish’s book, An Actor’s Companion.

Directors learn specific and actionable tools to communicate more effectively with actors, sharpen storytelling and observation skills, and learn from industry professionals (lighting/set/costume/sound designers, producers, and stage managers). Directors also have the opportunity to observe rehearsals for The Barrow Group Theatre Company off-Broadway productions and receive a complimentary ticket for each.

“I spent three years at one of the top graduate conservatory programs. It wasn’t until I started studying at The Barrow Group that I really fell in love with acting.”Krisitin Fiorella, actress, “Curse of the Starving Class”