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Shelley Barish

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Shelley BarishAssociate Professor

Research Interests

Theatre Arts

Education

  • Other: Production Design: Scenic & Lighting Design, (2006), Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
  • BA: Double Major in Theatre and Art History, (2001), Fairfield University - Fairfield, CT

Biography

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.

Awards and Honors

  • Nominee, Faculty Advisor of the Year (2013) - Off Broadway Players, Student Activities
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (2012), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell English Department
  • Varg-Sullivan Graduate Award in Arts and Letters (2006), Scholarship/Research - Michigan State University

Presentations

  • The Influences of Art on Theatre, 2004 - Flint, Michigan

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

  • A Question of Change: A Festival of New Works Other
    N/A
  • Boom Other - Bristol Valley Theatre (Bristol Valley Theatre) - Naples, NY
    Directed by Karin Bowersock
  • Marvelous Wonderettes Other - Bristol valley Theatre (Bristol Valley Theatre) - Naples, NY
    Directed by David Shane
  • As You Like It Academic - Other - UMASS Lowell, Comely-Lane Theatre (UMASS Lowell) - Lowell, MA
    Directed by Nancy Selleck
  • Barefoot in the Park Other - Bristol Valley Theatre (Bristol Valley Theatre) - Naples, NY
    Directed by David Shane
  • La Mas Grande Other - Mystic Scenic (Lincoln Center) - New York City, NY
  • PICK Love Other (Rochester Fringe Festival) - Rochester, NY
    original musical directed by David Shane
  • A Couple of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking Other - Bristol Valley Theatre (Bristol Valley Theatre) - Naples, NY
    Directed by David Shane
  • Dead Man's Cell Phone Other - Theatre Fairfield (Theatre Fairfield, Pepsico Theatre) - Fairfield, CT
    Directed by Jeffery Allen
  • Red White and Tuna Other - Bristol Valley Theatre (Bristol Valley Theatre) - Naples, NY
    Directed by David Shane
  • Private Lives Other - Bristol Valley Theatre (Bristol Valley Theatre) - Naples, NY
    Directed by Karin Bowersock
  • Assassins Other - Peppermint Creek Players (Peppermint Creek Players) - Lansing, MI
    Directed by Chad Badgero
  • HMS Pinafore Other - The Ohio Light Opera (The Ohio Light Opera) - Wooster, OH
    Directed by Ted Christopher
  • The New Moon Other - The Ohio Light Opera (The Ohio Light Opera) - Wooster, OH
    Directed by Ted Christopher
  • Unnecessary Farce Other - BoarsHead Theatre (BoarsHead Theatre) - Lansing, MI
    Premier; Directed by Kristine Thatcher.
  • Baby Other - Tibbits Opera House (Tibbits Opera House) - Coldwater, MI
    Directed by Charles Burr
  • Little Princess Other - Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Civic Theatre (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Civic Theatre) - Kalamazoo, MI
    Directed by Zac Thompson
  • Sneakers Other - Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Parrish Theatre (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Parrish Theatre) - Kalamazoo, MI
    Directed by Zac Thompson
  • You Can't Take It With You Other - Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Civic Theatre (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Civic Theatre) - Kalamazoo, MI
    Directed by Robert L. Smith
  • A Woman Called Truth Other - Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Parrish Theatre (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Parrish Theatre) - Kalamazoo, MI
    Directed by Robert L. Smith