THESE ARE SOME STUDENT REVIEWS:Last night, I had a great time. Zenobia is a gracious and consummate professional, who guides and helps her students navigate through the lesson. I felt so comfortable. And the other students there are also great people. I am going back next Thursday, and every Thursday, as long as Zenobia is teaching. I am telling everyone on Facebook to check her out. MARAYA ”— Zenobia Shroff on Mar 11, 2015.Edit“ I love Zenobia's acting classes! It's a great, comforting, non judgemental atmosphere. I can explore ways to express myself and it's also very relaxing. I recommend this class to everyone. ”— inessa on Oct 16, 2015.Remove from featured group reviews“ Lots of fun. Relaxed but enthusiastic atmosphere. I'm learning a lot. And don't worry if you're starting from scratch. Making mistakes is part of the process and Zenobia is a very supportive teacher. ”— Mark Skelly on Sep 30, 2015.Remove from featured group reviews“ I loved my first class. Zenobia is a serious teacher -- encouraging and honest in her suggestions and constructive criticism. Other class members were nice and the class was informative and fun. ”— Ruth Rodriguez on Sep 3, 2015.Remove from featured group reviews“ Great fun! Learning a lot! Really nice to get back into acting. ”— Cecily Mitchell on Jul 23, 2015.Remove from featured group reviews“ Had a great time at the class! It was a nice group of people and I enjoyed and learned much from it. ”— John on Jul 19, 2015.Remove from featured group reviews“ I have attended four classes with Zenobia so far and each class has been a great experience. Not only do we have fun and relax but Zenobia provides constructive feedback to help develop the skill of acting as a hobby. I try to attend whenever I can! ”— Ashley on Apr 4, 2015.Remove from featured group reviews“ Zenobia creates a comfortable atmosphere where your not afraid to try new things and look silly. No one judges anyone there. Everyone in the group is supportive and encouraging. Great class to start to understand the technique of acting. ”— Sirot on Mar 11, 2015.Remove from featured group reviews“ GREAT ”— Ruth on Feb 20, 2015.Remove from featured group reviews“ I have been attending this class every week for about a month and I really enjoy it. Each class is fun and interesting and in addition to learning how to act, you learn lessons that are valuable for everyday life. Zenobia is a great teacher, knowledgeable, supportive, and pushes you to be your best. Whether you are interested in learning about acting or just want to try something new and explore your creative side, I highly recommend Acting for Non-Actors! ”— Emily on Feb 19, 2015.Remove from featured group reviews“ I think that it was very interesting and that Zenobia was really nice as well she engaged everyone in class and also made it fun as well ”— Chris Kehoe on Nov 5, 2014.Remove from featured group reviews“ A bit awkward at first but it felt second nature afterwards ”— Besim Mujovic on Oct 30, 2014.Remove from featured group reviews“ Enjoyed the class... great to have a non judgemental supportative atmosphere to explore your creative side. Great group of members... I look forward to learning with them in future classes.. ”— Francelia Febus on Oct 3, 2014.Remove from featured group reviews“ Interesting Actors method... Touche! ”— Mike Raci (The Storyteller) on Oct 3, 2014.Remove from featured group reviewsSee more reviews
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I was in a rut in my life before joining the studio. Working a full time job that I was not happy with, unable to find anything worth committing myself to. I knew for the longest time that I wanted to be an actor but I had no idea how to even begin the process. After research and recommendations from friends, I landed at Maggie Flanigan Studio. The amount of risk I have made in the past two years is something most don't even get to experience in a lifetime. To know what it is to be vulnerable and connect with human situations is awe-inspiring. The camaraderie and support of classmates and faculty is something I have never experienced before. Charlie and Maggie have instilled in me a work ethic like no other. I do not know what I would have done without this program. This is something no one can ever take away from me.
After studying at another acting school for years I still felt that I had not developed a strong acting technique. I was left with a sense that technique was this elusive and mysterious thing that I couldn't quite grasp. Then I met Charlie and Maggie. They completely demystified the process by showing me the nuts and bolts of creating a character and bringing a script to life. It was no quick fix. There are no shortcuts to being a good actor. Hard work was expected of me and both Maggie and Charlie were upfront about that. I don't recommend this studio to anyone who is unwilling to put their everything into the work. The teachers here will not tolerate anything less. In the end, if you put in the work, the rewards are well worth every ounce of effort.
This school not only helped me take my acting to a whole new level, I felt as if I also matured as a human being. My growth as a person was key in developing my skill as an actor, and my mentors at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting was the right school in doing that. I also could not have improved without the support and encouragement that my fellow peers and I gave each other during our courses.
Love this place! Very happy here and won't move elsewhere. Great teachers, experienced actors, friendly staff. Besides the classes, there's lots going on all-week and all-year round from performances, free readings, charity auctions and all sorts. I've never felt intimidated at The Barrow Group. A bunch of nice people providing a very good service for actors and audience. Thanks guys!!
I had tried a few different schools but barrow acting school resonated with me the most and i decided to join it due to its simplicity and down to earth environment. I had a thoroughly great time with amazing teachers and friendly classmates! Also provides great opportunities to network outside of the class. Totally recommend this school to join!
This is the best acting training I have ever had. The tools taught me how to live moment to moment, relax and have so much fun on stage