Barbara Gannen

last updated 1/8/2018

Barbara Gannen Gannen

Professor at Santa Monica College

Location:
601 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(310) 434-4000

General Information

Experience

Teacher - Margie Haber Studios

Professor - Santa Monica College

Affiliations

Teacher - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Professor - S.M. Emeritus

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WIT Red Carpet - 2008 Awardees

Barbara Gannen
WIT Red Carpet - 2008 Awardees Barbara Gannen BARBARA GANNEN teaches at the renowned Margie Haber Studio and is a Professor at Santa Monica College. Barbara has a BFA in Theater Arts from Ithaca College and an MA from Hunter College where she honed her directorial skills under the tutelage of Harold Clurman of the Group Theater. Barbara has worked as an actress, director, teacher, and acting coach in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. In addition to her artistic and teaching endeavors, Barbara was the VP of Development for Bette Midler during which time the film "BEACHES" was developed. Barbara has been a guest lecturer at AFI, USC, and UCLA's graduate Writing and Directing programs and taught seminars for AFTRA and SAG. Last fall Barbara directed John Pollono's "THICKER THAN WATER" to critical acclaim.

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Barbara Gannen
Barbara Gannen teaches at the renowned Margie Haber Studio and is a Professor at Santa Monica College. Barbara has a BFA in Theater Arts from Ithaca College and an MA from Hunter College where she honed her directorial skills under the tutelage of Harold Clurman of the Group Theater. Barbara has worked as an actress, director, teacher, and acting coach in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. In addition to her artistic and teaching endeavors, Barbara was the VP of Development for Bette Midler during which time the film Beaches was developed. Barbara has been a guest lecturer at AFI, USC, and UCLA's graduate Writing and Directing programs and a guest artist for AFTRA and SAG Conservatory Seminars. In 2008, Barbara directed John Pollono's Thicker Than Water to critical acclaim. In 2008, Barbara was honored by Women in Theater for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. In 2011, Barbara worked with, actress Patricia Richardson (of the television series, "Home Improvement") on the iconic role of Mrs. Robinson (The Graduate - Cape Playhouse) for which Ms. Richardson received critical acclaim: "Thank you so much for sending me on my journey in the right direction and giving me some confidence which I really needed. In 2012, Barbara returned to New York to direct Lesley Karsten's Maestro, Why Don't You Play a Tango which received the following critical acclaim: "…Your performance brought to mind Julie Harris' portrayal of Emily Dickenson in "The Belle of Amherst".

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WIT Red Carpet - 2008 Awardees

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