Beginners Acting I: The Basics

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen

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Sun, Apr 19, 11:00am - Jun 07, 2:00pm (8 sessions)

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Location:
Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
312 W 36th St 3rd Fl
Btwn 8th & 9th Avenues
New York, New York 10018
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Andres Petersen

What you'll learn in this acting technique class:

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!

All exercises are designed to:
  • Encourage spontaneity.
  • Foster real human behavior.
  • Help you become more sensitive, imaginative, responsive and alive onstage.
  • Relax you.
  • Change your work effortlessly and invisibly (so the audience won’t detect any effort on
    your part and therefore will feel like they are watching a real person rather than an actor
    “working”).
  • Bring more freedom to your work.
Course Outline:
Week 1
  • Introductions
  • Syllabus/schedule review
  • Theatre Games
  • Theatre Terms
Week 2 & 3
  • Script Analysis
  • Short Scenes
Week 4 & 5
  • Set Building
  • Scene Analysis
Weeks 6, 7, and 8:
  • Scene Study
Weeks 9 and 10:
  • Monologues and wrap up

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Refund Policy

All payments are non-refundable (unless TBG cancels a class). 

Full payment or a deposit of 50% is required in advance in order to secure your spot in a class. The remaining balance is due before the first day of class; otherwise, the credit card on file while automatically be charged the balance on the morning of the first day of class. 

Commitment is for the duration of the session (the full 6, 8, 10, or 11 weeks of class). 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. 

If a student must cancel a full class (the entire class session – 6, 8, 10, or 11 weeks), they may receive a credit for a future class only if they notify The Barrow Group by email at [email protected], at least ONE week before the first day of the registered class. No credit will be given once a class starts. Class credits are good for one year.

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Start Dates (6)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 2:00pm Andres Petersen 8 $425
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Apr 26 11:00am - 2:00pm Andres Petersen
Sun, May 03 11:00am - 2:00pm Andres Petersen
Sun, May 10 11:00am - 2:00pm Andres Petersen
Sun, May 17 11:00am - 2:00pm Andres Petersen
Sun, May 24 11:00am - 2:00pm Andres Petersen
Sun, May 31 11:00am - 2:00pm Andres Petersen
Sun, Jun 07 11:00am - 2:00pm Andres Petersen
2:30pm - 5:30pm Ron Piretti 8 $425
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Apr 26 2:30pm - 5:30pm Ron Piretti
Sun, May 03 2:30pm - 5:30pm Ron Piretti
Sun, May 10 2:30pm - 5:30pm Ron Piretti
Sun, May 17 2:30pm - 5:30pm Ron Piretti
Sun, May 24 2:30pm - 5:30pm Ron Piretti
Sun, May 31 2:30pm - 5:30pm Ron Piretti
Sun, Jun 07 2:30pm - 5:30pm Ron Piretti
2:30pm - 5:30pm Anthony Gillan 8 $425
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, May 13 2:30pm - 5:30pm Anthony Gillan
Wed, May 20 2:30pm - 5:30pm Anthony Gillan
Wed, May 27 2:30pm - 5:30pm Anthony Gillan
Wed, Jun 03 2:30pm - 5:30pm Anthony Gillan
Wed, Jun 10 2:30pm - 5:30pm Anthony Gillan
Wed, Jun 17 2:30pm - 5:30pm Anthony Gillan
Wed, Jun 24 2:30pm - 5:30pm Anthony Gillan
6:30pm - 9:30pm Lorrel Manning 8 $425
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, May 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm Lorrel Manning
Thu, May 21 6:30pm - 9:30pm Lorrel Manning
Thu, May 28 6:30pm - 9:30pm Lorrel Manning
Thu, Jun 04 6:30pm - 9:30pm Lorrel Manning
Thu, Jun 11 6:30pm - 9:30pm Lorrel Manning
Thu, Jun 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm Lorrel Manning
Thu, Jun 25 6:30pm - 9:30pm Lorrel Manning
6:30pm - 9:30pm Andres Petersen 8 $425
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, May 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm Andres Petersen
Fri, May 22 6:30pm - 9:30pm Andres Petersen
Fri, May 29 6:30pm - 9:30pm Andres Petersen
Fri, Jun 05 6:30pm - 9:30pm Andres Petersen
Fri, Jun 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm Andres Petersen
Fri, Jun 19 6:30pm - 9:30pm Andres Petersen
Fri, Jul 03 6:30pm - 9:30pm Andres Petersen
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 2:00pm Quinn Vogt-Welch 8 $425
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, May 18 11:00am - 2:00pm Quinn Vogt-Welch
Mon, May 25 11:00am - 2:00pm Quinn Vogt-Welch
Mon, Jun 01 11:00am - 2:00pm Quinn Vogt-Welch
Mon, Jun 08 11:00am - 2:00pm Quinn Vogt-Welch
Mon, Jun 15 11:00am - 2:00pm Quinn Vogt-Welch
Mon, Jun 22 11:00am - 2:00pm Quinn Vogt-Welch
Mon, Jun 29 11:00am - 2:00pm Quinn Vogt-Welch

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Question from Anonymous
Hi - I would be out of the country and miss the first session. How crucial is it to attend all session? (Understand there is no refund etc. but would miss the first session impact the later experience by a lot?)
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! It is highly recommended to attend the first course of a 10-week session, but not crucial or mandatory. Students are welcome to reach out directly to their instructor (contact information they can find when they log into their TBG account) to find out what they missed in class. Students will not be allowed to move on to the next level if they miss more than three classes in a 10-week session. Hope this helps!
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Question from Mathew G.
I would very much like to take this class, however, there are two consecutive sessions for which I will be out of the country working on a project. Depending on which start date I choose, the weeks I would miss could change, but no matter how I try to divide it, they all seem like important sessions. Would you still accept me in the class if I had to miss two sessions?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Mathew! The school has a strict no make-up or credits for missed classes policy. It would be best that you join the class where you can make it to the 10 sessions.
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Question from Divya d.
Hi, I'm not an aspiring actress but I would like to develop my speaking skills and to get over stage fright. Would this class be appropriate? Thank you!
Answer from Robert S.
Yes! We have a variety of students in our Beginner Acting Classes that take this class to further develop their public speaking skills (actor or not).
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Question from Anonymous
I'm not an aspiring actor but I do a fair amount of public speaking and want to develop the spontaneity and responsiveness on stage as described in the class outline. Is this the best fit?
Answer from Robert S.
This class offers weekly opportunities to get up in front of an audience, building your public speaking skills and spontaneity with written material. It's a great fit! -The Barrow Group School
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Question from anonymous
Hi, are there any beginner classes that are on a weekday (but not on a Friday!) in the evening?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! At this time, the school only offer this class on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday and unfortunately, we really can't say when will it be offered again. You can add it to your wish-list so you can be notified via email when new updates are made on the website.
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Question from william l.
Are there any make up classes? Or any future sunday classes? feb I have to be on vacation for 3 days. Will miss one week... Right now I sign up for other coursehorse classes... Was wondering if there is also 8pm class, I work 6 days a week with sunday off. 7pm I get off of work, can come at 8
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! Unfortunately, there are no credits or refunds for missed classes. Commitment is for the duration of the sessions and if a student discontinues any class before the ending date of the session, they forfeit their fee. At this time, the school does not offer Sunday 8 pm classes for this course, but you might want to add this to your Wishlist so you are immediately notified by email once we add new dates and sections.
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Reviews of Classes at The Barrow Group Acting School (50)

(50 Reviews)
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/18/2019
Such an great class for an introduction to acting and Ron was a great teacher!
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/6/2019
Farrah was a great teacher!
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/23/2019
I lovelovelove Ron as an instructor. This was my second class with him, and I'm taking Beginners II with him as well.
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Danny G. on 12/3/2018
Had a lot of fun. Teacher was passionate and classmates were fun.
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Dustin H. on 11/23/2018
I had a great time and learned a ton! Mike was a very thoughtful teacher who helped indentify each students strengths or weaknesses, then build upon those.
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