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Barbara Adrian


Professor of Theatre Arts


Theatre Arts





B.A., James Madison University
M.F.A., Brooklyn College of The City University of New York 
C.M.A., Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies

Recent Work

Book: The Laban Workbook for Actors: A Practical Training Guide with Video. co-author with Katya Bloom, Tom Casciero, Jennifer Mizenko, Claire Porter, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018.

Book: Movement for Actors. Second Edition, co-editor with Mary Fleischer, New York: Allworth Press, 2016.

Book: Actor Training the Laban Way: An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and Movement. New York: Allworth Press, November 2008.

Associate Artist: New York Classical Theatre, 2003-present.

“Rudolph Laban’s Concept of Shape Applied to Voice, Speech, and Movement.” VASTA Conference 2008: Your Most Sweet Voices: Coaching Shakespeare. Ashland: Oregon, August 2008. Peer reviewed.

“Integrated Voice, Speech, and Movement Explorations Supported by Laban Movement Analysis.” Laban Konferenz 2008: Connecting Past/Present/Future.EuroLab, Akademie der Künste: Berlin, October 2008. 

“Exploring Expressive Use of Voice and Speech through Laban’s Lens.” LIMS’ International Symposium: Beyond Body Language International Symposium. Laban Institute of Movement Studies: NYC, November, 2008.

Book Chapter: An Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis for Actors: A Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Perspective, Movement For Actors, Edit. Nicole Potter, New York: Allworth Press, 2002.


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