1-Year Directing Program

Now accepting applications for January 2024 program.


The 1-Year Directing Program imparts The Barrow Group approach and tools, 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).

The program culminates in a performance of one-acts in TBG's Studio Theatre.

This program is designed for professional directors (theatre or film) who want to learn The Barrow Group approach to directing or for professional actors who have training with The Barrow Group approach who are looking to begin a directing career.

Sample Curriculum

1st Session:

The year begins with an introduction to the Barrow Group approach, in depth script analysis, audition technique, and scene work with actors. During facilitated rehearsals in class, directors are introduced to The Barrow Group acting tools, as well as specific and actionable tools to focus on communication between actor and director to evoke natural, spontaneous performances.
Material - A full-length play will be selected by the instructor as material for the fall session from which all directors will on scenes.

2nd Session:

In this session, facilitated rehearsals continue in class on new material. Design elements, approaches, and communication are discussed by working with professional industry guests.
Material - Directors will select their own scenes.

3rd Session:

In the final session, directors select one-act plays for the culminating showcase. These fully produced plays are rehearsed in class and tech protocol is learned and applied.

Now accepting applications for 2024 Program

January 7 - November 10
Sundays, 11am-2pm

For more information, please contact us here.