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Ezra Barnes, Young Actors WorkshopEzra Barnes most recently produced and performed in the Off-Broadway hit Breakfast With Mugabe, a critic’s pick of the New York Times and Best New Play nominee for the Off Broadway Alliance Awards. A Shakespearean expert, he founded Connecticut’s Shakespeare on the Sound, considered one of the premier outdoor classical theaters in the area, and served as its Artistic Director for 14 years, directing and playing in many of the Bard’s plays. In addition he has performed Off-Broadway with the Mint, Pearl and New Federal Theater Companies, with numerous regional theaters, been featured on TV’s The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, SVU, Bored to Death, and As the World Turns, and in the feature films Noah, Joshua, Stereotypically You and Once More With Feeling. A longtime Brooklyn resident and parent, Ezra has taught theater for young people at Saint Ann’s School, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Poly Prep, the Harvey Milk School and Piper Theatre.

Cynthia Babak is one half of the comic duo Babes in the Woods, and an accomplished playwright (National Playwrights Conference finalist), actress (Off-Broadway and regional credits) and teacher (Poly Prep High School, Roundabout Teaching Artist).





Wolf CR is an actor, playwright, teacher, and musician. Currently she teaches Contemporary Neutral Mask at The Tom Todoroff Conservatory. Wolf is a protege of and teacher assistant for both Mask Legend Shelly Wyant; and world renowned Jerzy Grotowski instructor Erica Fae. Wolf's training and teaching in movement includes Mask, Grotowski, Clown, Michael Chekhov, Viewpoints, Stage Combat, and Alexander.  She has an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. Select recent theatre credits: "As You Like It" (Cradle Theatre); "Caught" workshop (The Play Company); "Mistero Buffo" (Balcony Theatre at West Park Church, starring Panos Vlahos); "It's Not My Decision" solo show (Dixon Place, The Bridge, Estrogenius); "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Queen's Theatre); Feminism Issues Lab (Naked Angels).

Gloria Biegler (Co-Teacher, High School Teen Actors Workout & Audition Prep) has appeared on Broadway with the likes of Nathan Lane and Hal Holbrook, in numerous regional theaters, and on television. She has taught at the graduate level for the National Theatre Conservatory, and taught and directed young actors at the Geva Summer Academy in Rochester.


Ezra Barnes in Joshua

Ezra Barnes in the film Joshua.