Morgan Barbour

Training

2016 - 2018 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MFA Movement: Directing & Teaching
2017 Frantic Assembly, Intermediate Training
2011 - 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, BFA Theatre Performance

Awards

Photographer of the Year, 2015
Doric Wilson Award for Intercultural Dialogue, 2015

Movement Experience

(whilst on the MA/MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching)

2017 Biomechanics with MA Acting students at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Mentored by Natasha Federova.

2017 Movement Director at JL Circus (Jacksons Lane). Mentored by Vicki Hambley.

2017 Movement for Animation at Central St Martins. Mentored by Steve Roberts.

PRODUCTIONS AND TEACHING

AS A MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

THEATRE

2017 (future) The Serpent. Nebraska Repretory Theatre. Directed by Wesley Broulik. Lincoln, NE, USA.

2017 (future) Questions of Terrorism and Repression. Lion and Unicorn Theatre. Directed by Manuel Bau. London, UK.

2017 (future) The Winter’s Tale. Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Directed by Liz Carlson-Guerin. Saratoga Springs, NY, USA.

2017 (future) A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Directed by Wesley Broulik. Saratoga Springs, NY, USA.

2015 By the Bi. Blazing Change Players. Directed by Caroline Downs. International tour.

2013 It’s a FABULOUS! Life. Richmond Triangle Players. Assistant choreographer to Marisa Guida. Directed by Keith Fitzgerald. Richmond, VA, USA.

FILM

2016 12:01. Directed by Francesca Fielding. Norwich, UK.

2016 Instinct. Directed by Marianna Oliveira. Dublin, Ireland.

AS A MOVEMENT TEACHER

2017 Movement and Acting Lecturer, Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film (University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Hexfield-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts), Lincoln, NE, USA

2015 – 2016 Movement and Acting Teacher, Firedoor Theatre Company, Dublin, Ireland

2015 – 2016 Gymnastics Coach, Lyndance Lyrical Dance Studio, Drogheda, Ireland

2015 – 2017 Dance Teacher, GM Talent, Dublin, Ireland and London, UK

2015 Drama and Dance Teacher, STARCAMP!, Dublin, Ireland

2013 Movement Teacher. “Violence in Verse: The Art in War” Workshop. Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, VA, USA

2011 – 2014 Assistant Counsellor (Drama, Dance, Voice), School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, Richmond, VA, USA.

AS AN ACTOR

THEATRE

2017 (future) Ensemble, The Serpent. Nebraska Repretory Theatre. Directed by Wesley Broulik. Lincoln, NE, USA.

2017 (future) Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Directed by Wesley Broulik. Saratoga Springs, NY, USA.

2016 Herself, Mortified! The Workman’s Club. Directed by Ruth McCormack. Dublin, Ireland.

2016 Ensemble, In Dublin Fair City. Smock Alley Theatre. Directed by Olga Criado Monleon. Dublin, Ireland.

2015 Ensemble, By the Bi. Blazing Change Players. Directed by Caroline Downs. International tour.

2013 Allie, Standing on Ceremony. Richmond Triangle Players. Directed by Shanea N Taylor. Richmond, VA, USA.

2013 Ensemble, uncle tom: de-constructed. The Conciliation Project. Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates. Virginia tour, USA.

2013 Sally, Chasing Infinity. The Carpenter Science Theatre. Directed by Larry Gard. Richmond, VA, USA.

2012 Joan, Strike a Chord! The Carpenter Science Theatre. Directed by Larry Gard. Richmond, VA, USA.

2012 Ensemble, Genocide Trail: A Holocaust Unspoken. The Conciliation Project. Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates. Virginia tour, USA.

FILM

2016 12:01. Lead. Directed by Francesca Fielding. Norwich, UK.

2016 Instinct. Lead. Directed by Marianna Oliveira. Dublin, Ireland.

2013 Unexposed. Supporting. Directed by Will Brian. Richmond, VA, USA.

BIOGRAPHY

Morgan Barbour is an American interdisciplinary performer and artist based in London. She hails from an eclectic background in physical theatre, circus, modeling, and martial arts. She has performed and movement directed in both North America and Europe, working in theatre, film, and television. Presently she is collaborating with AltspaceVR as a movement director, performer, and researcher in the pursuit of bringing physically engaging live performances to a social virtual reality platform.

In September 2014 she co-founded Blazing Change Players, an educational physical theatre company with a mission to create original, challenging, and dynamic dramatic works that serve as a platform for discussion about social inequality. Since BCP's conception its principle work, By the Bi, has been produced in five countries and recognized by Amnesty International UK as a production “inspiring audiences to think about human rights.” 

Her work as a model and photographer has been published and throughout the USA, UK, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, and Australia, appearing in such publications as Vogue Italia and Human Magazine.

Additional credits include editorial work in The Huffington Post and Quail Bell Magazine. Barbour has written three plays which have been produced in the USA, UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

Until 2018 she is undertaking the MFA in Movement: Directing & Teaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Skills

Lyra. Trapeze (static and flying). Aerial Silks. Aerial Slings. Pole (static, spinning, and flying). Aerial harness. Corde Lisse. Cloud Swing (static). Judo. Archery. Juggling. Dance (contemporary and swing). Yoga (Ashtanga and acro). Gymnastics. Rola bola. Clowning. Devil Sticks. Certified Masseuse (Thai). Other Skills: Model, Writer, Photographer

Email

morgan.barbour@cssd.ac.uk

Website

www.morganbarbour.com

www.instagram.com/morganbarbour

www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/portfolio/?id=20026