“TBG was really the institution that taught me how to act. I worked with the best teachers, who taught me why less is really more.”
–Anne Hathaway, Academy Award Winner
Explorations in Acting I for Tweens (ages 10-13)
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this class. No previous training or experience is required.
Our Explorations in Acting Class I for Tweens (10-13 years old) classes encourage spontaneity, simplicity and fun. This class teaches our specific approach to storytelling, and introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with.
We believe that to act is to PLAY, and that students learn the most in an atmosphere of relaxed positive reinforcement.
We begin with ensemble building games, script analysis/story structure exercises, introduce monologue work, then begin scene study. Students will be given scripts and work with The Barrow Group acting tools. The class culminates in an open class for friends and family to come watch their work.
In our tween classes, students are asked to observe fellow classmates and give objective feedback based on what changed/what was different is crucial to the learning process and understanding of The Barrow Group approach.
What makes The Barrow Group School different from many other studios in NYC is that all of our teachers have gone through an intensive teacher training program with TBG co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock. So when your child takes a class with us, the teacher has trained for years at The Barrow Group in our specific approach.
These classes are on-going, and can be taken multiple times to work on different material and be introduced to more tools.