The Barrow Group Theatre Company

“Superb in all departments.” – New York Daily News

Founded in 1986, The Barrow Group Theatre Company originally operated out of a railroad flat on Barrow Street in New York City.  Today, The Barrow Group Theatre Company has grown into an award-winning theatre organization providing inspiration and resources to the entire arts community of NYC.  We serve as an artistic home for some of New York’s finest actors, directors, playwrights, filmmakers, designers, and visual artists.

Over its history, The Barrow Group Theatre Company has earned the support of the JKW Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Senator Tom Duane, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Dramatists Guild, the Jewish Communal Fund, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment of the Arts, and the American Theatre Wing.  Our many active supporters have also included Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, Craig Lucas and Ann Reinking.

 The Barrow Group Theatre Company’s Programming

Mainstage Productions

TBG produces three-show seasons of fully-produced professional productions that address social, political, and spiritual issues, and look to inspire and give audiences hope.

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New Play Development

Free to the public, this monthly series provides performance opportunities for actors, development of new works for writers, and fun ways to engage in the TBG community.

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FAB Women

TBG’s women’s developmental group, devoted to work For, About and By women.

For more info, please email Christine Cirker.

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Artist Performance Residency

Free to the public, these residencies empower artists to self-produce and create their own projects.

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First Fridays

Free to the public, this monthly series provides performance opportunities for actors, development of new works for writers, and fun ways to engage in the TBG community.

For more info, please email firstfridays@barrowgroup.org

Fast Play Festivals and Film Festivals

Annual festivals offering artists to come together and create with each other, and audiences have the opportunity to enjoy their work.

For more info, please email info@barrowgroup.org

TBG’s Commitment to Developing New Plays

  • The Off-Broadway production of My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend by Mike Birbiglia, which won the  Lucille Lortel Winner for Best Solo Show (2011) was developed at TBG and directed by Seth Barrish.
  • A Steady Rain by Keith Huff, received its first New York theater workshop at TBG in 2007. The play was subsequently produced on Broadway starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.
  • the Off-Broadway hit and Drama Desk Award Nominee Sleepwalk With Me, starring Mike Birbiglia was developed at TBG and directed by Seth Barrish
  • The Temperamentals by Jon Marans began in our Reading Series receiving a smash-hit run on our Main Stage as a co-production of Man Underdog and Daryl Roth Productions. The play then moved to New World Stages for an extended Off-Broadway run.