Barbara Adrian


Barbara Adrian (Voice/Speech/Text Coach) is a Professor of Theatre Arts at MMC teaching voice, speech, and movement for the actor. She is also a freelance voice, text, dialect, and movement coach in regional and New York theatres. Selected credits: The Father, directed by Robert Brustein, starring Christopher Lloyd; Orestes, directed by Tina Landau; the American Repertory Theatre production of Major Barbara, directed by Michael Engler, starring Cherry Jones; Those the River Keeps, written and directed by David Rabe, starring Annabella Sciorra. For the past 14 years, Prof. Adrian has served as an Associate Artist and Resident Voice and Speech Coach for New York Classical Theatre (NYCT). Selected NYCT credits: Macbeth, Stephen Burdman, Richard III, directed by Teresa K. Bond, Hamlet, directed by Stephen Burdman, Cymbeline, directed by Louis Scheeder, The Recruiting Officer, directed by Grant Neale. She holds an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College and a Certificate in Movement Analysis from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies. She is the author of Actor Training the Laban Way: An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and Movement (Allworth Press, 2008), co-editor of the second edition of Movement for Actors (Allworth Press, 2016) and co-author of The Laban Workbook for Actors (Bloomsbury/Methuen, 2018).


Voice/Speech/Text Coach