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The Barrow Group mission is to share compelling stories that challenge audiences to better themselves and the world, using a unique performance style that embraces spontaneous expression and provides a transformative experience.  At TBG, we:  (1) develop and present new and innovative plays and playwrights; (2) present classic or previously produced plays making them accessible, engaging and relevant to each audience member; (3) educate artists, providing practical tools to enhance their storytelling abilities; (4) give young people the necessary life skills of communication and literacy; (5) train teachers to use tools that enhance students’ learning experiences; and (6) provide an artistic home, bridging and nurturing a community of diverse artists.

Liberated Movement® is a non-profit organization that provides donation-based dance instruction classes to the public. We have a suggested minimum donation of $10 per class, although any amount is welcome. We operate exclusively off of the donations people give in class and via our website.

Liberated Movement® classes are for everyone. The primary purpose of the company is to make dance more accessible, both financially and socially, to both experienced dancers and beginners. We especially want to offer a supportive, welcoming environment, where anyone can gain a basic knowledge of different dance styles without having to spend extensive amounts of money or make serious commitments. Teachers conduct classes to address the varying levels of students, catering to anyone who may attend a class.

The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is a 152-seat theatre in New York City that provides a performance home for hundreds of comedians.

The Upright Citizens Brigade (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh) came to New York, from Chicago, in 1996. Noticing an absence of “Chicago-style” long form improv in the city, the four members of the UCB soon began their training program in 1997. The UCBT quickly became the place for great, cutting-edge, comedy. Casting directors, agents, festival producers, and journalists all began to flock to the theater to see the best comic talent in the city. And as buzz for the theater grew, the training program expanded even more with hundreds of students learning the art of improvised theater. Our theater at 307 West 26th Street continues to offer the best and most innovative improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy in the city every day of the week. In addition to our performance space, UCBT is home to an intensive Improv Guerilla Training Center where students learn the art of improvisational and written comedy. In 2005, the UCB Theatre LA opened to make the UCB Theatre the only bi-coastal sketch, improv, and comedy theatre in the country.

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