I have been to other acting schools in NYC for about five years. The Barrow Group is really different, as cliche as that sounds. At other places I was expected to get into the character's psyche, history, environment, plot, playwright's purpose, and relationships - however, in all this, I sometimes felt the acting was more academic and indicative more than personal and 'from the gut'. One of their motto's should be ""it's simple stupid"" - and not simple in the sense that acting's easy - no, but more in the sense that we don't have to color ourselves with so many intellectual concepts to breathe our characters into life... we simply have to breathe our-selves (Eric Morris reference).
I believe TBG is a great place to take your acting to the next level, especially if you have previous acting training in voice, movement, technique (Stanislavsky, Adler, Meisner, Strasberg, Hagen, et al). I felt the technique I had learned before had become less of a crutch when I approached scenes, and became more subconscious in my acting at TBG. I am looking forward to pursue my career and training in drama here and wholeheartedly recommend people to check it out.