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Kids, Tween & Teen Acting, Filmmaking, Playwriting Classes & Camps

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The Barrow Group Acting School offers kids, tween and teen acting, monologue, playwriting, improv, on-camera, and filmmaking classes.  Throughout the academic year we offer youth after-school and weekend classes, as well as one-day school holiday intensives; during the summer we offer more intensive youth acting programs and camps.

The Barrow Group believes that students learn the most in an atmosphere of trust, collaboration, play and support.  These classes teach the basics of acting, playwriting and filmmaking as well as The Barrow Group Approach.  Teens and tweens will learn how to break down a script and be more natural in their performances.  These performing arts classes are taught be experienced, teacher-trained Barrow Group actors, playwrights and directors.


Summer Acting Camps and Programs

Spend your summer playing with the Barrow Group tools! These 1 week and 4 week programs introduce students to The Barrow Group approach via script analysis, monologues, scene work, and film/tv on camera acting. Emphasis is also given to theatre production and performance skills, as the intensive culminates with a showing in our studio theatre.


Explorations in Acting Classes

The heart of the Barrow Group youth classes, is our Explorations in Acting class, where students are introduced to our approach. This is the recommended first class for beginners and professionals.

Weekend Classes

After School Classes


Brooklyn Classes


On Camera Film/TV Classes

Apply the Barrow Group tools to on camera acting! Students will work in front of the camera with monologues, scenes, and sides in each class and watch their playback.


Monologue and Audition Prep

Perfect for tweens and teens looking to sharpen their monologue repertoire and audition skills. A great class to prepare students for high school and college/university auditions.


Musical Theatre Class

Find the story of your song! In this class, students will hone their storytelling skills while singing.


Theatre Production and Performance Class

In this class, students will learn what it takes to put a show together, from writing the script, designing sets and lights, rehearsals to performance! This class is by invite only, students must have taken Explorations in Acting Class.


Improv

Explore improv games and techniques to develop spontaneity and play in your acting skills!


Playwriting Class

Learn the most effective way to tell stories! At the culmination of the class, students will present readings of their own original 10 minute plays!


Filmmaking Bootcamp

Students will get a crash course in writing, directing, acting, producing, and editing an original short film! The program culminates with a presentation of the students original short films.


Youth One-Day Intensives

During school breaks, we offer special one day intensives to provide students with a fun learning opportunity to focus on specific elements. Subject areas include: Monologue Coaching and Audition Prep, On Camera Film/TV Acting, Improv, Playwriting, Script Writing, and Audition Technique

  • Kids One Day Intensives (ages 7 – 9)
  • Tweens One Day Intensives (ages 10 – 13)
  • Teen One Day Intensives (ages 14 – 17)

“When our son Julian shot his first commercial last year, I was surprised and excited by the honesty and thoughtfulness of his work, and I knew he needed training that would encourage those qualities. The Barrow Group School is the ONLY program I felt would enhance his instincts towards naturalism. It is, hands down, the best training in NYC.”
–Alice Jankell (Julian can be seen in the film”Lullaby” w/ Amy Adams)

If you have any questions, please contact school@barrowgroup.org.