Rick Barbour

Rick Barbour -Faculty member since 2003 and past chair of the Department of Theatre at University of Denver (http://www.du.edu/ahss/theatre/), Rick has taught acting, directing and a variety of theatre courses to conservatory, undergrad, grad, teen and adult students for over thirty years. In addition to teaching, he also works professionally as a freelance director and acting coach. Recent professional directing credits include The Electric Baby at the Arvada Center in Colorado, Shipwrecked! at GRSF, andTwelfth Night at Illinois Shakespeare Festival.GRSF founding member and Associate Artist since 2004, Rick created and led the festival’s production wing for its first two seasons, then served as director of the company’s Apprentice/Intern productions of Julius Caesar, Pericles, Hamlet, King Lear, All’s Well That Ends Well, Macbeth, Troilus & Cressida, and King John. University directing credits include Pericles, Two Rooms, Beth, Dog Act, Hamlet, Some Girl(s), Far Away, Julius Caesar, Quake, The Grapes of Wrath, Othello, Henry VI.3, Antigone, and Yours Anne. As Production Manager for 50+ productions at Denver Center Theatre Company, Rick oversaw the world premieres of Peter Hall’s Tantalus and Moisés Kaufman’s The Laramie Project. As guest director with the National Theatre Conservatory (DCTC’s graduate actor training program), Rick directed productions of Macbeth, Mad Forest, and The Admirable Crichton. At PCPA Theaterfest in California, Rick acted in over 25 productions, taught advanced acting in the conservatory, and directed several mainstage productions and over forty full-length student projects. A graduate of Temple University’s Professional Actor Training Program (MFA, 1983), Rick has also worked at Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Utah Shakespearean Festival; Sacramento Theatre Company; and Philadelphia Festival for New Plays.

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