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The Barrow Group is an award-winning non-profit Off-Broadway theatre company, acting studio/school, and arts center located in the heart of New York City. They offer a wide range of acting and directing courses, including scene study, monologue workshops, script analysis, and a two-year acting program.

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The Barrow Group Acting School

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Beginner Acting I: The Basics

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Discover the secrets to natural and spontaneous acting at The Barrow Group Acting School. This beginner-friendly class will introduce you to their unique approach and provide a solid foundation for your craft. No experience is required.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Screenwriting I: Introduction

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Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting and how to bring your ideas to life on the big screen with The Barrow Group Acting School's course. Explore screenplay structure, character development, and dialogue through engaging weekly assignments, readings, and viewings. Develop your own original short screenplay with guidance from industry professionals during this ten-week course.

Sunday, Mar 3rd, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

On-Camera Audition Technique

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Master the art of on-camera auditions and perfect your performance at The Barrow Group Acting School. This intensive class teaches actors quick, powerful tools to excel in both prepared and cold-read auditions. Don't miss your chance to improve your storytelling and make a lasting impression in the industry.

Monday, Mar 4th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

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Beginner Acting II: Getting Specific

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Take your acting skills to the next level with The Barrow Group Acting School. Dive deeper into the Barrow Group approach and tools while working on ensemble-building games, script analysis, monologues, and scene study. Enhance your performance and elevate your craft in this follow-up class for beginners.

Tuesday, Mar 26th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Screenwriting II: Outlining and Writing a Feature

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Learn advanced techniques in crafting compelling feature film scripts in this intensive course. Refine your outlining and writing skills under the guidance of industry professionals at a renowned acting school. Elevate your screenwriting abilities and bring your creative visions to life on the page.

Sunday, May 5th, 2:30–5:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

On-Camera Self Tape Workshop

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Refine your on-camera audition skills with industry experts in a dynamic workshop designed to elevate your self-taping performance. Master the nuances of presenting yourself on screen and hone your acting techniques for a professional edge in the entertainment industry. Elevate your on-camera presence with personalized guidance and hands-on practice in a supportive environment.

Monday, Apr 15th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

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Shakespeare Acting I

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Please have a Shakespeare monologue memorized for the first day of class.  Please also bring a copy of Shakespeare’s Complete Works, or the free Shakespeare app that has the text so you can participate fully in the text analysis. This 8-week course applies The Barrow Group techniques to Shakespeare.  Here you will learn specific tools that lead to greater understanding of the text and much greater clarity in your performances. The...

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ESL Beginner Acting II: Getting Specific

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This English as a Second Language (ESL) Beginning 2 class, builds on the skills learned in ESL Beginning 1, and practice integrating the American dialect into their acting work.  The class focuses on scene work and monologues. We will go over the rehearsal process, and on how to prepare a scene for class; we will also work on monologues in an audition setting. For all material worked on, we will consider how best to incorporate an American...

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Writing for TV I

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Unlock the secrets of captivating television writing in this immersive course. Dive into the world of TV storytelling, harness the power of conflict, and master the art of character development. Discover the unique techniques that bring small-screen stories to life at The Barrow Group Acting School.

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Teen Voice Over Workshop

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Our Teen Voice Over Workshop is designed to introduce students to the voice over market, equipment needed, and applying The Barrow Group tools to this medium. The class begins with a primer of the current industry and ways to work as an actor in commercials, promos, narrations, animations, and video games. Next students explore exercises designed to attenuate the ear to various vocal delivery styles ranging from realistic conversation to promotional...

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Playwriting Intensive I: Process

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There is nothing like a deadline to get you writing and keep you going! Modeling on The Barrow Group aesthetic of using “tools,” this workshop includes in-class writing and out-of-class homework. As a supportive collective we’ll read and discuss our pages in class.  Whether you are looking at finishing a first draft of a play or improving your writing process with scenes and one-acts, this workshop will provide you with positive support...

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Script Analysis

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This is a 6-week course taught by Seth Barrish. Here you will learn how to get more from reading a script, so that you can tell the story better. Your enhanced understanding of the script will improve your performance. It is a great course for directors and designers too. You will explore specific techniques that allow you to decipher inciting events, main events, hot circumstances, calls to action and all the particulars that make storytelling...

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Tween Performing Arts School Audition Prep (Ages 10-13)

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This class is designed for tweens (ages 10 – 13) looking to sharpen their monologue repertoire and theatre audition skills. It is perfect for those who are auditioning for the LaGuardia Performing Arts School, Professional Performing Arts School, Professional Children’s School, Repertory High School, Talent Unlimited High School, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Edward R. Murro High School, as well as other performing arts programs.  ...

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Beginner Acting III: On Going Scene Study

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In this class, students will continue to work with The Barrow Group tools via scene study and monologues to gain a deeper and more precise understanding and use of the tools. Students also begin the process of self evaluation. Prerequisites: Beginner I and II

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Playwriting Intensive I: Structure

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The word playwright (like boatwright or cartwright) means “maker” of plays, not writer of plays. Playwrights are craftspeople and as reliant on structure as a carpenter or mason. In this class, we begin with an idea that resonates and build from there. Taking cues dating back to Aristotle, we will explore basic structure as we put pencil to paper. Once the framing is in place, we are free to explore and seek out those qualities that are valued...

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Directing Workshop I

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Our Directing Workshop I is an introduction to our approach to directing. Directors will explore the early stages of the directing process including; the role of the director, script analysis, demos of a first rehearsal, facilitated rehearsals in class. The workshop also introduces The Barrow Group acting tools (found in An Actor’s Companion by Seth Barrish) and how to apply them to our work as directors.  The instructor will...

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Tween Musical Theatre (Ages 10-13)

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In our 1-Week Musical Theatre Camp, students explore the Barrow Group approach as applied to Musical Theatre.  This class introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with. Students will explore scenes, songs, movement, and audition technique.  Students will work on at least two different songs; the first selected by the student and for the second the instructor will assign a piece. These camps are...

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Teen Screenwriting Intensive (Ages 14-18)

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Our Online One-Week Screenwriting Intensive explores: fundamental elements of screenwriting story structure format character creation dialogue and action writing Through writing exercises and collaborative workshops, students will develop original ideas and complete one or more original short screenplays. No prerequisites or audition required.

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One Week Teen Film/TV Acting Intensive (Ages 14-18)

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This class teaches our specific approach to storytelling and introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with. In our teen classes, students are asked to observe fellow classmates and give objective feedback based on what changed/what was different is crucial to the learning process and understanding of The Barrow Group approach. Our Online One-Week Film/TV Acting Intensive explores ensemble building script...

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One Week Tween Film/TV Acting Camp (Ages 10-13)

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Our 1-Week Film/TV Acting Camp explores: ensemble building improvisation script analysis scene study on-camera terminology introduction to The Barrow Group acting tools This class teaches our specific approach to storytelling, and introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with. We believe that to act is to PLAY, and that students learn the most in an atmosphere of relaxed positive reinforcement. These...

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