Teen Summer Acting Programs (ages 14-17)

“I walked through the doors of The Barrow Group and rediscovered not only joy in Acting, but an essential belief in myself.” 
Martin Moran, OBIE Award Winner

Under the guidance of Barrow Group acting teachers, our teen (14-18 yrs) summer programs introduce students to the Barrow Group approach to acting. These intensives reinforce working with ease, clarity, and simplicity. We believe that to act is to PLAY, and that students learn the most in an atmosphere of relaxed positive reinforcement.

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.

Four-Week Summer Acting Program

Our 4-Week Summer Acting Intensive explores:

  • ensemble building
  • improv
  • script analysis
  • monologues
  • scene work
  • film/tv on camera acting
  • mock auditions
  • rehearsal and performance tools

The program culminates in the Barrow Group Studio Theatre where students will perform short scenes for friends and family.

This class teaches our specific approach to storytelling, and introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 3 Spots Left
Instructor: Farrah Crane
July 31st - August 24th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm - Showing at 6pm on August 25th , $995

 Four-Week Summer Musical Theatre Program 

In our Four Week Musical Theatre Program, teen students explore the Barrow Group approach as applied to Musical Theatre.  This class introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with.

The intensive begins with Barrow Group acting basics including script analysis and improv. From there students will learn how to apply the Barrow Group tools to their songs including how to break down lyrics and find the story of the song. Students will also learn the basics of a professional musical theatre audition: how to find a 16-bar cut in their song, working with an accompanist, and doing a mock audition.

The program culminates in a showing in the Barrow Group Studio Theatre.

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Two-Week Improv and Sketch Comedy Intensive

In our Two-Week Improv and Sketch Comedy Intensive, students learn the basics of Improv – including an analysis of classic sketches, how to write their own sketches, and how to act in improv and sketch comedy.

Students become more spontaneous, creative, playful, and imaginative, all while developing valuable theater and interpersonal skills. No experience required.

The intensive ends with a showing for friends and family to watch their work!

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.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 2 Spots Left
Instructor: Mark Grenier
July 31st - August 11th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm - Showing at 6pm on August 11th, $695

Two-Week Filmmaking Intensive

The Two-Week Filmmaking Intensive is a crash course intensive in DIY filmmaking:

  • Students will create their own content by learning how to write, act, direct, and produce their own work
  • Students will learn the basics of screenwriting, setting up shots, sound, lighting, directing, and editing
  • Students will leave the class with edited footage of their work and clear next steps to develop their process

Students must provide their own/have access to an iPhone, iPad, or other camera as well as a laptop for editing.

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Weekend Workshop: Tween and Teen Monologue Coaching and Audition Prep
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm, $325

In our Weekend Workshop: Tween and Teen (ages 10 – 17) Monologue Coaching and Audition Prep, students will prepare audition material, participate in mock auditions, and learn audition technique.  Both students and parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the audition process.

This camp is great for students planning to audition for arts/professional middle and high schools (such as LaGuardia High School, Professional Performing Arts School PPAS, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Brooklyn High School of the Arts, The Beacon School and others). It is also great for high school students planning to audition for BFA theatre programs at colleges/universities.

This class incorporates our specific approach to storytelling, and introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with.

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.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017
Instructor: Elizabeth Bennett
Saturday and Sunday, August 5th and 6th, 10am - 5pm, $325