Department Chair & Professor
Department of Theatre
- Acting & Directing
- M.F.A., Wayne State University, Detroit
- B.F.A., Wayne State University, Detroit
Professor Barr teaches acting and directing classes and regularly directs in the UCR season. In recent years he has directed such departmental productions as The Rocky Horror Show, The Sea Gull, Angels in America, and The Visit. For five years he was the Artistic Director of the Porthouse Theatre, a professional summer stock company in Cleveland, Ohio. He taught acting and movement for actors at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in Los Angeles and worked as an acting coach with the National Theatre of the Deaf. He received his M.F.A. from Wayne State University, where he was an acting and directing fellow in the Hilberry Repertory Theatre and he studied movement, masks, and theatre at Ecole Jacques LeCoq in Paris, France. His screenplay, Cirque Berserk, recently won the Telluride IndieFest and Hole in the Sky was a finalist at the Sundance Festival.