1-Year Teen Ensemble (ages 14-18)

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Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024! Fill out our Training Program Application to apply. This program requires an application and audition.

Program Schedule:
Dates: September 14, 2024 – June 21, 2025
Day: Saturdays
Time: 10am-1pm
Tech and Performances: Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 2025
Price: $2,500

Our 1-Year Teen Ensemble (ages 14-18) is a professional training program designed to build on the actor’s existing set of skills and take training to the next level. Students will work with The Barrow Group’s simple, effective tools, as compiled in Seth Barrish’s book An Actor’s Companion, which help an actor find more ease, spontaneity, and clarity.

The program encourages spontaneity, simplicity, and fun.

We believe that to act is to PLAY, and that students learn the most in an atmosphere of relaxed positive reinforcement. This class teaches our specific approach to storytelling and introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with.

Sample Curriculum:

Script Analysis – Students explore specific techniques to decipher the contextual and storytelling elements. With an enhanced understanding of the script, performances improve and the story is better told.

Scene Study – The Barrow Group acting tools are explored via scene study of contemporary material. These tools are designed to:

– encourage spontaneity

– foster entertaining, human, and compelling behavior

– help actors become more sensitive, imaginative, responsive, and alive onstage

– relax the actor

– change the work effortlessly and invisibly

– bring freedom to the work

Improvisation – Students explore the fundamentals of improvisation. Through exercises and games, students will learn the basic skills of improv and have fun developing their spontaneity, playfulness, imagination, and confidence. Improv is an essential skill for any actor, and it’s a useful one for life as well.

Film/TV – On Camera Acting – In this section, students apply The Barrow Group tools to on-camera work via monologues, scene study, audition technique, commercial audition technique, and self tape workshops.

Specialty Classes such as Alexander Technique, Voice, Stage Combat, Dialects, Theatrical Clown

Advanced Scene Study – To build upon skills learned in specialty classes.

Business of Acting – Insight into the basics of the business: materials needed, finding auditions, representation, promotion, and networking.

Performance Ensemble – Exploration and Content Creation – Students will work as an ensemble with a professional writer to create original material.

Rehearsal and Performance Techniques – Students will explore the rehearsal process and learn performance skills working with a director.

Culminating Performances – Of original material in TBG’s Studio Theatre.

Industry Sessions – Students will meet and share their work with invited industry guests in class.

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024! Fill out our Training Program Application to apply.

Questions – Contact us at info@barrowgroup.org or through our contact form.