Professional and Beginner 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 [email protected] if you’d like to book a workshop or for more information.  View info on our Los Angeles weekend acting workshops here.

Professional Weekend Acting Workshop

Prerequisite: This weekend workshop is designed for actors with previous training and experience. An audition is required. 

How the Workshops are Structured:

  • Saturday 10-1 pm: Introduction to The Barrow Group acting technique, exercises to change the paradigm, clarifying what is our job as actors, silent improvisation.
  • Saturday 2-5pm:  Script Analysis —techniques for picking out the fundamental story structure and contextual elements to arrive at simple, actionable things to do that tell the story and free the actor.
  • Sunday 10-1 pm: Students work on scenes and monologues and are introduced to Barrow Group acting tools, which are designed to encourage spontaneity, improve storytelling, relax the actor, bring more freedom to the work, and foster entertaining, human, and compelling behavior.
  • Sunday 2-5 pm:  Continuation of scenes and monologues, as well as the application of on-the-job tools and a wrap up session.

*Students must have the following material prepared prior to the workshop. 1)a memorized 1-2 minute contemporary monologue from a published play. and/or 2) a 4-6 minute scene that is memorized and rehearsed with a partner from the workshop. You can find scene partner by logging into your TBG account after you’ve registered to view your class roster.

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Beginner Weekend Acting Workshop

Prerequisite: No prerequisites. This workshop is open to all.

How the Workshop is Structured:

This 12-hour Beginner Weekend Acting Workshop is scheduled in two sessions over one weekend.

  • Saturday 11am-2pm – Ensemble building, improvisation, exercises to introduce The Barrow Group approach
  • Saturday 3pm-6pm – Script analysis, set building, and scene selection.
  • Sunday 11am-2pm –  Students work on scenes and are introduced to The Barrow Group tools designed to encourage spontaneity, improve storytelling, relax the actor, bring more freedom to the work, and foster entertaining, human, and compelling behavior.
  • Sunday 3pm-6pm – Continuation of scene work and wrap-up session.

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Weekend Workshop: Introduction to The Barrow Group Approach

Prerequisite: No prerequisites. This workshop is open to all.

How the Workshops are Structured:

This 6-hour Weekend Workshop provides an introduction to acting and The Barrow Group approach

  • Saturday, 11am-2pm: Ensemble building and improvisation exercises, introduction of The Barrow Group approach to acting via exercises and tools, clarifying what is the job of the actor.
  • Sunday, 11am-2pm: Script Analysis overview and reading of scripts as a group with a discussion.

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