We are pleased to announce the publication of Seth Barrish’s An Actor’s Companion. Barrish, a prominent director with almost forty years of experience in the field has created a new guide and useful resource for actors and theatre professionals. Anne Hathaway, prolific film actress and former student of Barrish’s, provides the foreword for the book.
“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, from her foreword
A collection of practical acting tips, tools, and exercises, An Actor’s Companion is ideal for both the seasoned professionals and actors-in-training. The tips—all simple, direct, and useful—are easy to understand and even easier to apply, in both rehearsal and in performance. Through The Barrow Group, founded in 1986, Seth Barrish has taught thousands of actors, many of whom have achieved critical accolades and honors such as Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Obie Awards and more.
“Seth Barrish has coached me on almost every TV project, film or audition I’ve done since we met ten years ago. When it comes to wisdom about acting, there’s no one I hold in higher regard.
– Mike Birbiglia, comedian, director, actor
Seth Barrish is an actor, director and co-founder of The Barrow Group, a theater company and acting school, in New York City. During his near forty-year career he has directed the award-winning My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Sleepwalk with Me, The Tricky Part, Pentecost, All the Rage and Old Wicked Songs.