• BIO

    Barbara Zahora is a professional actor, teacher, director and communications consultant based in Chicago, IL.  As a performer, Barbara’s credits include Chicago Shakespeare Theater, American Players Theatre, Writers Theatre, Goodman Theatre, ShawChicago,  Lookingglass Theatre, First Folio Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Illinois Theatre Center, Oak Park Festival Theatre, and the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, where she is the current Associate Artistic Director.  Internationally, she has performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in London as part of their International Artistic Residency.
    She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

    Currently Barbara is a visiting assistant professor at the Chicago College for Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.  Previously she has served as adjunct faculty at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and North Central College in Naperville, IL.   She coaches actors privately on acting, Shakespeare and classic texts, audition skills,  vocal development, and dialects.  She also coaches corporate executives and other professionals in presentation skills, accent modification and reduction, and vocal presence.

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  • UP NEXT!

    Hello Gentle Reader!  The last few months have been busy ones for me…so much so that I’ve forgotten to update my website until now.  Summer kept me busy, working on a couple of films (THE LEGEND OF AMBA, OPERATOR) and directing a reading of a wonderful new play called THE UDMURTS for Equity Library Theatre’s All Access Series.

    I’m very proud of my current project:  PRIVATE LIVES, which marks my directing debut for ShawChicago!  We open on November 21, and the show will run through December 14.  For more information about performances and ticket prices, please visit www.shawchicago.org!!