Seth Barrish has been a professional acting coach and teacher for more than 30 years.  An award-winning actor, director, and Artistic Director, he has spent the last three decades focusing on techniques that maximize spontaneity and bring performances to life.  His clients include Anne Hathaway, Mike Birbiglia, Tony Hale, and Michael Stahl David, among others.  In 1986, he co-founded The Barrow Group, a company which has left an indelible mark on the New York theater scene, garnering accolades and praise for its high level of acting integrity.

Seth's vast experience, wealth of knowledge, and supportive demeanor make him one of the most effective coaches out there.  if you'd like to arrange a coaching with Seth, you can contact him at seth@barrowgroup.org


“There is a muscularity, not to mention wisdom and truth, to Seth’s techniques. He is a wonderful teacher, and I know that having him as my first guide is one of the luckiest things to have happened to me in my career and life.” 

- Anne Hathaway

Academy Award winner

"The problem with a lot of acting coaches is their ego gets in the way of providing a safe, creative space for actors to learn and grow.  Seth has none of that.  As an actor, he understands what's needed and communicates it in a way which allows the actor to have fun (unfortunately a rare concept) and freely explore"

- Tony Hale

Emmy Award winner

"Seth Barrish is a great actor and director and that combination makes his coaching second to none.  I already recommend him to all my friends and now I recommend him to you, the internet."

- Mike Birbiglia

Award-winning comedian, actor, and filmmaker

"With Seth I learned to be myself—no small matter.  More than imparting brilliant tools of craft, he has an uncanny knack for unleashing belief."

- Martin Moran

Two-time Drama Desk nominee, Obie Award winner

"If you are like me, and you like to get the feeling, when watching a play or film or whatever, not that the actor is performing for you, but that you've somehow snuck up on them, that you are being let in on a secret viewing of someone's most private life... if you want to know what it feels like to do that in your work... then Seth Barrish is your guy.  And moreover, what he teaches is simple, without ego."

- Jennifer Landon

Three time Emmy Award winner.

"Seth Barrish has made the difference in my acting career.  His approach allows me to be more free and spontaneous with my acting which reminds me that I should be having fun with my work. He has my full confidence and trust."

- Jose Pablo Cantillo



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