Portrait of actress Anne Hathaway, former TBG's student

“The Barrow Group was really the institution that taught me how to act.”

Anne Hathaway
Academy Award Winner

Commercial shot by former TBG's student, Julian

“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

Portrait of actress Alison Wright, former TBG's student

“TBG was the first place where I could believe I was enough, exactly as I was.”

Alison Wright
The Americans

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“Superb in all departments.”

The New York Daily News

Portrait of actress Chloe Levine, former TBG's student

“One of the things I learned here…is to really be as honest as possible. And that honesty, when it comes to art, came from here, and has spread to all of the other things that I do and has really stuck with me.”

Chloe Levine
The Transfiguration

Portrait of actress Lisa Brescia, former TBG's student

“I recommend the classes all the time to friends who are looking… There’s just no better.”

Lisa Brescia
Aida, Wicked, Mama Mia

Portrait of actor Tony Hale, former TBG's student

“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
Emmy Award Winner

Portrait of director Allen Coulter, former TBG's student

“TBG offers the smartest, least pretentious, simplest and most effective techniques I’ve ever come across.”

Allen Coulter
Director, 7 Primetime Emmy Award nominations

“Ensemble acting as good as you are going to see anywhere.”

Lanford Wilson

Headshot of actor Larry Mitchell, former Barrow Group student

“The Barrow Group taught me that the more I relaxed and let go of all the acting “ideas” and “work,” the more the story came to life… at TBG, the acting is so real, so very much like real life. It’s the acting I burned to do –it’s alive.”

Larry Mitchell
The Departed

Portrait of actress Terri Mateer, former professional basketball player

“The Barrow Group is a living, thriving, awesome  theater. It’s a place in New York City where actors support each other with their hearts, are generous with their creativity and dare to share their souls.”

Terri Mateer
Former professional basketball player

Portrait of actress Lola Kirke, former TBG's student

“Prior to my experience at The Barrow Group, I spent years forcing tears, laughs, and understanding. After attending The Barrow Group, my experience changed drastically. I attribute my entire career to what I learned there, which is essentially: how to be more myself.”

Lola Kirke
Mozart in the Jungle

Portrait of OBIE Award Winner Martin Moran, former TBG's student

“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

Portrait of actress Poorna Jagannathan, former TBG's student

“TBG is where I unlearned how to act and learned how to be me to be more comfortable in my own skin…more able to transition seamlessly between life and the demands of film. That’s why I call The Barrow Group home.”

Poorna Jagannathan
The Night Of…

Portrait of playwright Craig Lucas, former TBG's student

“…an exceptional group of actors with clear aesthetic and skill to execute their vision. I eagerly await their future projects.”

Craig Lucas

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“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

Portrait of actor Michael Stahl-David, former TBG's student

“At the the Barrow Group I re-discovered the pure joy and adrenaline of acting. The freedom of being spontaneous. And even better, these weren’t one-off experiences, but new habits supported by simple techniques that I use to this day. The Barrow Group is more than a great acting school, it’s a community with a culture of thoughtfulness and fun, coming together to do what we love.”

Michael Stahl-David

Portrait of actor Mike Birbiglia, former TBG's student

“TBG does the best theater I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen a show at TBG that I wasn’t moved by.”

Mike Birbiglia
Comedian, Sundance 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 Award winner

Portrait of actress and casting director, Marcia DeBonis

“As a film/tv casting director, what I find great about TBG is their ability to teach people how to act naturally and just be.”

Marcia DeBonis
Casting Director/Actress

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“Reliably polished… superior acting.”

The New York Times