1-Year Directing Program

The One Year Directing Program is taught by co-artistic directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, and is a comprehensive approach to directing, divided into three sessions:

The year begins with an introduction to the Barrow Group approach, in depth script analysis, audition technique, and scene work with actors to focus on communication between actor and director to evoke natural, spontaneous performances.

In this session, the teachers will select a full play for all directors to work on – including script analysis, design approach, and scene work.

Directors will bring in material of their choosing to work on in class with actors to apply the Barrow Group tools. During this session, directors will also bring in works for consideration for final reading.

*The program culminates with each director receiving a night in our studio theatre to present a reading. These readings will occur in May, June, and July.

*Throughout the year, professional designers (scenic, costume, lighting, sound) and stage managers, producers will discuss their areas of expertise and discuss communication between director and designer.

To apply:

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-19 program.. Interviews will be conducted April 2018 thru July 2018. Final decisions will be announced in July 2018

Step 1 – Application
We will accept application thru July 2018 with final decisions being made by end of July 2018.

Step 2 – Interview
Once an application has been received, you will be contacted to set up for a phone/in person interview.

The full cost of the program is $4.000. A deposit of $1,000 is due upon registration to confirm your spot. The remaining balance can be made in installments.

One-Year Directors WorkshopDates TBA


For more information, questions contact school@barrowgroup.org