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Shelley Barish

Shelley Barish, M.F.A Associate Professor


Theatre Arts

Educational Background

B.A., Fairfield University

M.F.A, Michigan State University


Shelley Barish specializes in production design for theatre with an emphasis on scenic design and secondary specializations in lighting and scene painting. She has worked actively as a designer and scenic artist for numerous theatres including The Ohio Light Opera, Eastman School of Music, Geva Theatre (Scenic Charge Artist), Berkshire Theatre Festival, Mercury Opera, Boarshead Theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre and Bristol Valley Theatre. In Boston Shelley’s designs can be seen at Lyric Stage Company of Boston (Dear Elizabeth, Becky’s New Car), Bad Habit Productions and New Exhibition Room.  Her work includes assisting in the execution of the Bernstein Bears exhibit at The Strong National Museum of Play. She is an active member of USITT and recent design credits include Unnecessary Farce (premier), Boom, Barefoot in the Park, Red Masquerade (premier original work), Next Fall, HMS Pinafore, Urinetown, Born Yesterday, The Real Thing, Der Vogelhandler and the Off-Broadway premier of Mare in the Men’s Room.