Beginners Acting Classes

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“The Barrow Group was really the acting institution that taught me how to act.  I worked with the best teachers…Lee Brock and Seth Barrish, who taught me why less is really more.”
Anne Hathaway, Academy Award Winner

Note: If you are a more experienced actor and would like to learn about our Scene Study Classes for Professionals, please click here.  The Beginners acting class is for ages 18 and up. If you are interested in our Teen or Kids Acting Classes, please click here.

Beginners Acting Class I: The Basics

View: Beginner I Course Outline
Prerequisites: None
This 10-week (fall, winter, spring)/ 8-week (summer) class is designed for the beginning / amateur adult actor. This class is a great introduction to the Barrow Group approach and foundation for the craft. The class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Students will work with ensemble building games, script analysis, and scene study. No experience is necessary.  A great start for the beginning actor!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2 Spots Left
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/22, $495

Thursday, September 28, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Thursdays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks - no class 11/23, $495

Friday, September 29, 2017 3 Spots Left
Instructor: Scott Organ
Fridays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks - no class 11/24, $495

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Instructor: Andres Petersen
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/26, $495

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Instructor: Elizabeth Bennett
Tuesdays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks, $495

ESL Beginners Acting Class I: The Basics

The English as a Second Language (ESL) class combines The Barrow Group approach to acting with diction work. Vocal exercises strengthen skills in the pronunciation, intonation, and stress of American Standard dialect, while the acting work is adapted to also engage vocal work. For example, during script analysis, students explore American stress and intonation patterns so that the logic behind them becomes clear. This class is ideal for students for whom English is not the first language, as well as for others who would like to work on American Standard pronunciation and diction.

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Instructor: Kate Neuman
Mondays, 2:30pm-5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Friday, January 26, 2018
Instructor: Kate Neuman
Fridays, 2:30pm-5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Beginners Acting Class II: Getting Specific

View: Beginner II Course Outline
Prerequisites: Beginner I
This 10-week (fall, winter, spring)/ 8-week (summer) class is a follow-up to Beginners Acting Class I. In this class, students will delve deeper into the Barrow Group approach and tools, while working on ensemble building games, script analysis/story structure, monologues, and scene study.

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Beginners Acting Class III: On-Going Scene Study

View: Beginner III: On-Going Scene Study Course Outline
Prerequisites: Beginner I and II
This 10-week (fall, winter, spring)/ 8-week (summer) class is for students who have completed Beginner I and II at the Barrow Group. In this class students will work much more in depth on scenes and with The Barrow Group tools. This class helps prepare students for professional level Scene Study I: The Tools.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017 2 Spots Left
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/26, $495

Beginner Acting Class III:  Film/TV

View: Beginner: Film/TV Acting Course Outline film
Prerequisites: Beginner I and II
This 6-week class is for students who have completed Beginner I and II at the Barrow Group to want to apply what they’ve learned to on-camera work. Students will work with The Barrow Group tools on monologues and scenes in front of the camera and watch playback each session. This class helps prepare students for professional level Film/TV Acting Class I: The Tools.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017 1 Spot Left
Instructor: Christine Campbell
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 6 Weeks, $395

Monday, September 25, 2017 3 Spots Left
Instructor: Christine Campbell
Mondays, 11am - 2pm, 6 Weeks, $395

Monday, November 6, 2017
Instructor: Christine Campbell
Mondays, 11am-2pm, 6 Weeks, $395

Weekend Beginners Acting Workshop

This 2 day workshop is designed for beginning actors, or actors who have been away from the craft for a while. The workshop focuses on the fundamentals of the craft. After taking the workshop, students can continue to Beginners Acting Class I, and in some cases, Beginners Acting class II.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Saturdays, December 2nd and 9th, 10am - 5pm, $325

Summer Beginners Acting Intensive

View:Summer Beginners Acting Intensive
In this 8 week summer intensive, students will learn explore the fundamentals of the craft and introduction to the Barrow Group approach. This class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. No experience necessary. Students will work on ensemble building games, script analysis, monologues, and scene study.

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Read more about The Barrow Group Acting Approach here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 212.760.2615 or at school@barrowgroup.org