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Amelia Barrett

Amelia Barrett

Amelia Barrett

Associate Professor, Theater

Tel.: (630) 942-2100
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 186D

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Acting, Movement and Vocal Theory
  • 20th Century Theatre History and Criticism
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Theatrical Education


Recent Courses Taught:

  • Acting I
  • Improvisational Acting
  • Theatre Appreciation

Current Projects:

  • Directing A Christmas Carol, College Theater November 2012
  • Directing The Underpants, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble January 2013
  • Directing Love’s Labour’s Lost, College Theater April 2013


Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Regular contributor to Subtext, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's newsletter
  • On-going presentations to community groups on behalf of College Theater and Buffalo Theatre Ensemble
  • A Money Bag, A Mirror, and A Man: Transactions in Brecht's Man is Man, Theatre Insight: volume two, spring 1990
  • An Evaluation and Preparation For Two Roles, University of Texas at Austin, May 1989


Acting Ensemble Member of Buffalo Theatre Ensemble:

The Lady with the Answers, Moon Over Buffalo, Frankie &Johnnie in the Claire de Lune; A Coupla’ White Chicks Sitting Around Talking; Temporary Help, Lost in Yonkers, The Guys, A Streetcar Named Desire, Jack & Jill; I Hate Hamlet; Hamlet; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Warrior; Look Homeward, Angel; Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune; The Mousetrap; The Real Inspector Hound; Noises Off; Under Milkwood; When I was a Girl I used to Scream and Shout

Directing for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble:

Tuesdays with Morrie; I Was A Beautiful Day; The Woman in Black; Seascape With Sharks and Dancer; The Baltimore Waltz; The Lonesome West; The Middle Ages

Directing for College Theater:

One Two…What comes next?; Recent Tragic Events; Sleeping Beauty; Dark Play; Dracula;,Of Mice and Men; A Christmas Carol;Alice in Wonderland, Disco Pigs; Aladdin; The Glory of Living; Robin Hood; Lucky Stiff; Alabama Rain; As You Like It; Godspell; The Philadelphia Story; What She Found There and Heartland.

Past work with numerous theatres including:

American Festival Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland; Bailiwick; Cactus Theatre; City Lit; Cloud 42; Drury Lane; Elliot's Rock; Idaho Repertory Theatre; Posse Theatre; New Mexico Repertory Theatre; Stage Left and Talisman Theatre. Film and television appearances in: Talk Soup; For The Art; Fugue; Negative Space; Two Countries; Your Own Best Enemy and Academy Award Winning Short Film: Travel Wear.


  • Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis, Columbia College Chicago
  • M.F.A. Acting and Theory & Criticism, Graduating with honors from the University of Texas at Austin
  • B.F.A. Acting, Graduating with honors from the College of Santa Fe

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Associate Artistic Director, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble
  • Who's Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Member of Actors’ Equity Association
  • Member of Screen Actors’ Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
  • Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival Adjudicator
  • Member of the Theatre Communications Group
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Austin Circle of Theatres Award for Best Actress: 1989 - Anna Christie
  • Hanna Scholarship : University of Texas at Austin
  • Morton Brown Scholarship: University of Texas at Austin
  • Greer Garson Scholarship: College of Santa Fe
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

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