“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
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This 10-week class is designed for the beginning / amateur adult actor, and will teach you the fundamentals of the craft. The class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. No experience is necessary. A great start for the beginning actor!
Beginners Acting Class II: Getting Specific
This 10-week class is a follow-up to Beginner Acting Class I, and focuses on scene study and script analysis. After taking this class, beginner students can audition to be a part of the professional Scene Study Intensive Workshops.
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 listed above, and in some cases, Beginners Acting class II listed below.
Beginner Scene Study
This 10 week class is for students who have completed Beginner I and II at the Barrow Group to continue to work more in depth on scenes and to prepare students for Scene Study I: The Tools.
Summer Beginners Acting Intensive
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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.