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Barrie Gelles

Educational Consultant

Barrie Gelles is a theatre scholar, director, and educator. She is completing her PhD at The Graduate Center, CUNY and an adjunct instructor at Baruch College, Marymount Manhattan College, and NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Barrie has served as a guest speaker, moderator, and lecturer at various educational and artistic institutions and regularly presents at national academic conferences such as ATHE, ASTR, and PCA/ACA. Prior to her work in higher education, she developed theatre curriculum for K-12 schools and esteemed performing arts camps. In her academic scholarship, Barrie writes about the aesthetics of musical theatre, popular culture and musicals, Jewishness and Broadway musicals, and approaches to pedagogy and practice within the academy with a focus on accessibility in classroom and production practice. In addition, she directs theatre in New York City with a focus on new musicals, rarely produced musicals, and re-envisioned revivals of musicals. For more information, please visit