Beginners Acting Class I: The Basics

Starts: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Saturdays,2:30pm-5:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 5/25

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This 10-week class is designed for the beginning / amateur adult actor, and will teach you the fundamentals of the craft. The class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. No experience is necessary.  A great start for the beginning actor!

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Instructor: Martin Van Treuren

MARTIN VAN TREUREN’S career as a professional actor has spanned more than 30 years. For over 18 years he has been part of The Barrow Group Community and has studied there as an actor and teacher with Seth Barrish.  He also has appeared in their productions of UNCLE VANYA, SONNETS FOR AN OLD CENTURY, MEDAL OF RAG and THE BEAUTIFUL DARK.

He was in the original Broadway Casts of JEKYLL & HYDE,  DR.SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ME AND MY GIRL, and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN.   His Off –Broadway credits include THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (at NYC’s Seaport), BLESSING IN DISGUISE, THE MISER, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (Carnegie Hall), and ALLEGRO (City Center Encores). He made his New York City Opera debut as Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss in CANDIDE.  Martin has many National Tours to his credit, most notably GRAND HOTEL directed by Tommy Tune, and CAMELOT starring Richard Harris. He has played such Regional Theatres as the Old Globe in San Diego, The Alley Theatre in Houston, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, North Shore Music Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre and Capital Rep in Albany.  In London he was featured in PARADISE FOUND directed by Hal Prince and Susan Stroman at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

His TV appearances include  JEKYLL & HYDE the Musical, LAW & ORDER SVU, FOREVER, and THE GOOD WIFE.

He earned his BA in Theatre from Montclair State University. For a more complete resume and reel go to



Location: The Barrow Group
312 West 36 St, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212.760.2615



SaturdayApril 6, 20192:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SaturdayApril 13, 20192:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SaturdayApril 20, 20192:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SaturdayApril 27, 20192:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SaturdayMay 4, 20192:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SaturdayMay 11, 20192:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SaturdayMay 18, 20192:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SaturdayJune 1, 20192:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SaturdayJune 8, 20192:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SaturdayJune 15, 20192:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Please Note:

All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled).
If you need to cancel a class for any reason, you must notify us by email at least one week before the class begins, and we will apply a credit to your account for a future class.
As our faculty are all working professional actors, directors and playwrights, we reserve the right to change teachers at any time.
Commitment is for the duration of the session. THERE ARE NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee.