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

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Instructor: Mark Grenier
Sundays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks, , $495

Monday, September 18, 2017
Instructor: Quinn Vogt-Welch
Mondays, 11am-2pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Instructor: Farrah Crane
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/22, $495

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/23, $495

Friday, September 22, 2017
Instructor: Quinn Vogt-Welch
Fridays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class 11/24, $495

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Saturdays, 5pm - 8pm, 10 Weeks - no class 11/25, $495

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

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

Friday, September 29, 2017
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 alongside diction work. Vocal exercises strengthen skills in pronunciation, intonation, stress and an emphasis is placed on American Standard dialect. The acting work is adapted so that it also engages the vocal work. For example, during script analysis students explore American stress and intonation patterns so that the logic and speech patterns becomes clear to the students. This class is ideal for students in which English is not their first language, or those who would also like to work on pronunciation and diction.

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Instructor: Kate Neuman
Mondays, 2;30pm-5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Friday, September 22, 2017
Instructor: Kate Neuman
Fridays, 2:30pm-5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/24, $495

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class 11/22, $495

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Instructor: Anthony Gillan
Thursdays, 11am-2pm, 10 Weeks - no class 11/23, $495

Friday, September 22, 2017
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 2:30pm-5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/24, $495

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Saturdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/25, $495

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Thursdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/23, $495

Friday, January 19, 2018
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 2:30pm-5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

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
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
Instructor: Christine Campbell
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 6 Weeks, $395

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

Monday, November 6, 2017
Instructor: Christine Campbell
, $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 Sold Out
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Saturday 8/5and Saturday 8/12, 10am - 5pm , $325

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