Why Give to The Barrow Group?
Devoted to the craft of storytelling since 1986, The Barrow Group has touched the lives of thousands of artists and audience members. As a nonprofit, we rely on the generous support of individuals, foundations, government, and corporations to keep our operations and programming going.
Below are a few words from members of our community about why TBG matters to them. Please join TBG in creating great theatre by making a donation or purchasing a membership. Thank you!
“The Barrow Group was really the institution that taught me how to act.”
Academy Award Winner
“Ensemble acting as good as you are going to see anywhere.”
“TBG was the first place where I could believe I was enough, exactly as I was.”
Director, 7 Primetime Emmy Award nominations
“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.”
“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.”
Emmy Award Winner
“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.”
Mozart in the Jungle
“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.”
“I walked through the doors of The Barrow Group and rediscovered not only joy in Acting, but an essential belief in myself.”
OBIE Award Winner
“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.”
The Night Of…
“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.”
“…an exceptional group of actors with clear aesthetic and skill to execute their vision. I eagerly await their future projects.”
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.”
Three-time Emmy Award winner