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Becoming An Actor with Barbara Kingsley

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Trena Bolden Fields interviews the talented Barbara Kingsley on her passion for acting.


Barbara Kingsley is a multi-tasking theater artist. Stage credits include over two hundred productions, at theaters across the country, including Broadway. She has appeared locally at the Guthrie, Ten Thousand Things Theater, Jungle Theater and Park Square Theatre. Barbara won a Kudos award for her performance as Dorine, in Tartuffe and has enjoyed creating a broad spectrum of characters: Hedda Gabler, Bananas, in House of Blue Leaves, Ariel in The Tempest, Alice B. Toklas in Gertrude Stein and a Companion, and most recently, Violet in  August: Osage County. She has been a member of the Dept. of Theatre & Dance adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota, since 1998 and is a Teaching Artist in the Guthrie Theater Education dept. Writing credits include a screenplay and three stage plays. Barbara is a recipient of a 2011 – 2012 Minnesota State Arts Board/ National Endowment  for the Arts Artist Initiative Grant for her play, Under This Roof and the 2013 MRAC Next Step Grant for her play, I am Proof Of Me.