Beginners Acting Classes

“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.

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Beginners Acting Class I: The Basics

View: Beginner Acting Class I Course Outline
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!

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Sunday, September 11, 2016 Sold Out
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Sundays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks , $495

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Sold Out
Instructor: Scott Organ
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Thursdays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Friday, September 16, 2016
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 11am-2pm, 10 weeks , $495

Saturday, September 17, 2016 Sold Out
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Instructor: Andres Petersen
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks , $495

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Tuesdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 10/4, $495

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2 Spots Left
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Instructor: Quinn Vogt-Welch
Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Friday, September 23, 2016
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/25, $495

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/26, $495

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Sundays, 11am - 2pm, 6 Weeks - no class on 10/16 and 11/27, $495

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Thursdays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks- no class on 11/24, $495

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Instructor: Farrah Crane
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm, 10 weeks - no class on 11/24, $495

Friday, September 30, 2016
Instructor: Mark Grenier
Fridays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/25, $495

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Saturdays, 5pm - 8pm, 10 Weeks - no class 11/25, $495

Sunday, October 2, 2016
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Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/27, $495

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Wednesdays, 2:30pm -5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Thursdays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Friday, January 6, 2017
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Friday, January 6, 2017
Instructor: Mark Grenier
Fridays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Sundays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Instructor: Farrah Crane
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Friday, January 13, 2017
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Saturdays, 5pm - 8pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Instructor: Andres Petersen
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Sundays, 11am - 2pm - 10 Weeks, $495

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.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks , $495

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2 Spots Left
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Instructor: Elizabeth Bennett
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/23, $495

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Thursdays, 2:30-5:30pm, 10 weeks - no class on 11/24, $495

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Saturdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/26, $495

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Tuesdays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Thursdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

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.

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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.

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Monday, September 26, 2016 Sold Out
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Mondays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 weeks , $495

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.

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Read more about The Barrow Group Acting Approach here.