Weekend Acting Workshops

UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov

“If you are like me, and you like to get the feeling, when watching a play or film or whatever, not that the actor is performing for you, but that you are being let in on a secret viewing of someone’s most private life…if you want to know what it feels like to do that in your work…then Seth Barrish is your guy.  And moreover, what he teaches is simple, without ego.”
Jennifer Landon, Three-time Emmy winner

The Barrow Group offer Weekend Acting Workshops in NYC and around the U.S.  Please email school@barrowgroup.org if you’d like to book a workshop or for more information.  View info on our Los Angeles weekend acting workshops here.

How the Workshops are Structured

  • Saturday 10-1 pm: intro to barrow group acting technique, including changing the paradigm, clarifying an approach to our job as actors, silent improv
  • Saturday 2-5pm:  a particular approach to script analysis—techniques for picking out the fundamental story structure and arriving at simple actionable things to do that tell the story and free the actor.
  • Sunday 10-1 pm:  the barrow group tools (part 1)– detailed description of on-the-job tools designed to maximize spontaneity and improve your storytelling – working with monologues and implementing tools
  • Sunday 2-5 pm:  Scene Study (part 2)—application of on-the-job tools designed to scenes and wrap-up

*please have a monologue learned by heart– American contemporary realism (no more than 3 minutes in length)– if you like, you could also bring in a scene- if you log-in to your TBG account after you’ve registered, your can view the class roster for the weekend workshop, which includes email addresses – we encourage you to email the other students in the class to see if anyone is available to work on a scene with you.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015
Instructor: Alyson Schacherer Rutter
Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm, $325

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Instructor: Seth Barrish
10am-1pm & 2-5pm on Saturday & Sunday, $325