Saturday, April 25, 3pm – a Conversation with Award-Winning Filmmaker Tony Drazan at The Barrow Group. Click here for more info.

The Barrow Group Theatre Company

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 a mid-size theatre organization providing inspiration and resources to the entire arts community of NYC.  With the TBG Arts Center (https://barrowgroup NULL.org/arts-center) and the Barrow Group Acting School (https://barrowgroup NULL.org/acting-school), 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.

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

Craig Lucas
Craig Lucas
Playwright

"Ensemble acting as good as you are going to see anywhere."

Lanford Wilson
Lanford Wilson
Playwright

"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
Mike Birbiglia
Sundance Award Winner

"Superb in all departments."

The New York Daily News
The New York Daily News

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

Allen Coulter
Allen Coulter
Director, nominated for 7 Primetime Emmy Awards

"Reliably polished... Superior acting."

The New York Times
The New York Times

 The Barrow Group Theatre Company’s Programming

  • Main Stage Productions are fully realized off-Broadway productions of plays and musicals that have risen through the ranks of the Play Development Program.
  • Play Development is an important aspect of The Barrow Group’s programming.  TBG regularly gives new plays and revivals public readings and workshops in our Studio Theatre.  This provides a forum for works-in-progress to be presented to audiences for evaluation before going into production.

TBG’s Commitment to Developing New Plays

  • the Off-Broadway production of My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend”, which won the  Lucille Lortel Winner for Best Solo Show (2011)
  • the Broadway production of “A Steady Rain”, which received a workshop at TBG in 2007
  • the Recent Off-Broadway hit and Drama Desk Award Nominee “Sleepwalk With Me”, starring Mike Birbiglia and developed and directed by Seth Barrish
  • Jon Maran’s “The Temperamentals”, which began in our Reading Series receiving subsequent runs in both our Studio Theatre and on our Main Stage as a co-production of Man Underdog and Daryl Roth Productions.

View a list of our awards here