theater

Barbara Marchant

Associate Chair of the Theater Department, Head of Acting, Director of the Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare's Globe

Barbara Marchant was awarded the teacher of the year award at Rutgers University and is the co-founder and director of the Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Marchant was trained by William Esper and, for the past 23 years, has taught at the William Esper Studio in New York City. Her acting credits include numerous productions in New York both on Broadway and off-Broadway, U.S. regional theaters and on network daytime television. She is a professional coach with experience in theater, film, and primetime television both in the United States and the UK. Her work with Black and Blue resulted in a Tony Award in New York and internationally, France’s prestigious Moliere Award as well as a nomination for England’s Oliver Award. Marchant is the author of A Young Actor's Scenebook: A Training Tool, published by Rowan and Littlefield and is profiled in Who’s Who of American Women.