Barry has been a Teaching Artist and Drama Educator since 1989. In San Diego, he taught classes and did outreach with the Old Globe Theatre, and was a Master Teaching Artist with the California Playwrights Project and the San Diego Institute for Arts Education. Since relocating to Atlanta in 1996, he has taught classes and done residencies through the Alliance Theatre, the Georgia Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta Partnership for Arts in Learning, Young Audiences, Georgia Wolf Trap, Dekalb County Schools, and others. In 2008, Barry joined the faculty of the Creative Arts in Learning Division of Lesley University’s School of Education, teaching Master’s level courses in "Drama and Critical Literacy" and "Cultural Diversity Through Storytelling" with onsite cohorts of teachers, artists, and education professionals across the nation.
Barry is available for:
Classes, Workshops, Residencies, Coaching, Curriculum Design & Professional Development
. . . on such topics as:
Acting Technique, Arts Integration, Creative Dramatics, Critical Literacy and Pedagogy, Digital Storytelling, Improvisation, Mime and Masks, Narrated Pantomime, Oral History, Poetry Interpretation, Playwriting, Play Production, Process Drama, Puppetry, Readaloud, Shoebox Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, and Voice and Diction.
"Science and Drama - Really?" - 2-3 hour workshop on Science/Drama Integration
"All in the Process" - 2 hr. to full day workshop on Process Drama
"Ready, Set, Read!" - 2 hr. to full day workshop on Readers Theatre
"The Play's the Thing" - 2 hr. to full day workshop on Dramatic Writing
"Story Power" - 2 hr. to full day workshop on Storytelling and Storytelling Integration
"The Arts of Communication: Reaffirming the Role of the Arts in Language Arts"
(delivered at the Woodruff Arts Center's Inaugural Educator's Conference, 2014)
Specific Workshops and Residencies:
"The Great Depression Experience" - 3-day in-class residency for 5th Grade Social Studies using Oral Interpretation, Improvisation, and Creative Writing to imagine the life of a family during the Great Depression
"Dinner at the Periodic Table" - 1-2 Day in-class residency for 8th Grade Chemistry, using Characterization and Improvisation to explore the elements of the Periodic Table, physical and chemical properties, and chemical reactions.
Digital Storytelling - Extended residency leading students in the 21st Century art form of digital story, combining personal narrative, visual design, and technology.
"Explorations into Drama and Storytelling" - customized workshops or residencies of any length, to meet any curricular goal, including dramatic writing, process drama, theatre games, improvisation, storytelling, and play production.
Guide on the Side: WORKSHOPS & RESIDENCIES