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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Thursday, March 30, 2017 1 Spot Left
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Thursdays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Friday, March 31, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: Mark Grenier
Fridays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 4/14 or 5/26, $495

Saturday, April 1, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 4/15 or 5/27, $495

Saturday, April 1, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 4/15 or 5/27, $495

Sunday, April 2, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Sundays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 4/16 and 5/28, $495

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Tuesdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Instructor: Farrah Crane
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 5/24, $495

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Saturdays, 5pm - 8pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 4/15 or 5/27, $495

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Sundays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks, no class on 4/16 and 5/28, $495

Monday, April 10, 2017
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Mondays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 5/29, $495

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 5/23, $495

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Instructor: Scott Organ
Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Instructor: Elizabeth Bennett
Tuesdays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Friday, April 21, 2017
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks , $495

Friday, April 21, 2017
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks , $495

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Instructor: Farrah Crane
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Thursdays, 11am - 2pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Friday, July 7, 2017
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Friday, July 7, 2017
Instructor: Mark Grenier
Fridays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Instructor: Mark Grenier
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Saturdays, 5pm - 8pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Sundays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Instructor: Andres Petersen
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Monday, July 10, 2017
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Mondays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

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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Saturday, April 1, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Saturdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 4/15 or 5/27, $495

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Saturdays, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 4/15 or 5/27, $495

Sunday, April 2, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 4/16 and 5/28, $495

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 5/24, $495

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Thursdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Friday, July 7, 2017
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 11am - 2pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Instructor: Quinn Vogt-Welch
Saturdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

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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Monday, April 10, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Mondays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 5/15 or 5/29, $495

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 8 Weeks, $425

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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Monday, April 24, 2017
Instructor: Christine Campbell
Mondays, 11am - 2pm, 6 Weeks - no class on 5/29, $395

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Instructor: Christine Campbell
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 6 Weeks - no class on 5/28, $395

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Instructor:
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 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, August 5, 2017
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Saturday 8/5and Saturday 8/12, 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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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 8 Weeks, $995

 

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