10 weeks, 3 hours/week, $325
Limited to 12 actors
Please have a short contemporary monologue ready to perform for the first class.
In this class, actors collaborate with directors under the guidance of a TBG instructor. In the first class, actors must prepare a 1 to 2 minute contemporary monologue, as actors will audition for the directing students taking Directing Workshop I. In the second class, The Barrow Group Approach to Acting is explored by both the directors and actors. In the remaining classes, directors and actors put up scenes and explore the rehearsal process — examining how to make the process more efficient, the story being told more powerful, and the communication between actor and director. Actors are introduced to The Barrow Group acting tools and Script Analysis.
Actors will work on two different scenes: directors choose and cast the material for the first scene, and it is a collaboration between the actors and directors for the material for the second scene.
*Please note, outside rehearsals with your director/fellow actor are required for this class.
Applicants should email their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for this class. This class is not meant for beginners.
“I cannot thank The Barrow Group enough for what it has taught me… What I took into that audition was a direct result of what I’ve learned over the past year or so at The Barrow Group. Everything I needed to know was right there in the text. I chose a simple actionable intention that was written into the script. I didn’t invent anything unnecessary. And I “dared to be as boring as I could possibly be”… and I nailed it. I had everyone in the room including the writer/director laughing out loud. I didn’t go in there planning to be funny but it was incredibly gratifying to get the response that I got. A powerful affirmation.” –Cayleb Long