Student Testimonials

“The Barrow Group was really the acting institution that taught me how to act.  I worked with the best teachers…Lee Brock and Seth Barrish, who taught me why less is really more.”
—Anne Hathaway, Academy Award Winner

“So many times, we as actors forget the play of acting. You go into class and everything’s like, “Great work”: like everything’s work. At The Barrow Group, it really came from this other perspective: “This is play.” That was a really great time. I would say that was my most significant training.”
–Tony Hale,  Arrested Development, Veep, Emmy Award Winner

“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

“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 Winner & 2-time Drama Desk Award Nominee

“I spent three years at one of the top graduate conservatory programs. It wasn’t until I started studying at The Barrow Group that I really fell in love with acting.”
–Krisitin Fiorella, actress, “Curse of the Starving Class”

“I recommend the classes all the time to friends who are looking… There’s just no better.”
–Lisa Brescia, actress, “Aida”, “The Woman in White”

Industry Testimonials

“Whenever I’m asked by aspiring actors where I think they should study, I always recommend The Barrow Group… the smartest, least pretentious, simplest and most effective techniques I’ve ever come across.”
—Allen Coulter, Director, “Hollywoodland” and “The Sopranos”

“As a Film and TV casting director, what I find particularly great about The Barrow Group School is their ability to teach people how to act naturally and just be. I highly recommend them.”
—Marcia DeBonis, Casting Director, “Morning Glory”, “Tadpole”, “Changing Lanes”, “Bringing out the Dead” and “Titus”

“I highly recommend The Barrow Group to any actor, beginner to professional, who wants to learn and grow as a performer in a safe, encouraging environment. The technique has helped my clients reach new levels.”
–Donnalyn Carfi, Harvest Talent Management

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