Born in New York, NY, 1931, painter Barbara Adrian studied at the Art Students League with Reginald Marsh, and at Hunter College, and Columbia University.
She is the recipient of a Richard Recchia Prize, Benjamin Altman Prize for Painting, and a Certificate of Merit, National Academy.
The Art Students League mourns the passing of painter Barbara Adrian, who taught at the Art Students League from 1968 to 2011. In celebration of her life, we present a few of her paintings and thought on art.
Barbara Adrian is the author of Actor Training the Laban Way is a Professor of Theatre Arts at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.
Ms. Adrian freelances as a dialogue/dialect and movement coach in regional and New York theatres. For the past seven years, Ms. Adrian has been the Resident Voice and Speech coach for New York Classical Theater under the artistic direction of Stephen Burdman. Additional selected credits include coaching theatre productions at the Tony award-winning regional theatre, American Repertory Theatre, as well as working with Tony award-winning actress Cherry Jones, Tony nominated director, Elizabeth Swados, Tony award-winning playwright David Rabe, and noted television and film actor such as Annabella schiorra and Christopher Lloyd.
This workshop is an experiential application of LMA to training the muscles for functional and expressive use of your voice and speech. During individual and group explorations, the participants will experience the interplay among Shape, Effort, and Space applied to breath, voice, and speech integrated with the whole body.