Barbara George
Director of Theatre
Instructor of Speech & Theatre
Office: Fine Arts, 215
Phone: 918.540.6302

Cell:  918.541.5212

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Barbara George, Director of Theatre, Instructor of Theatre and Speech

Barbara George has been at NEO since 2002. She attended NSU for her BA degree in Speech & Theatre (although that was so long ago that it was NEOSC!), then was awarded a fellowship at NTSU in Denton, TX, where she completed her MA in Theatre, and all but dissertation for her doctorate. She then began teaching, first at LSU, then back closer to home at Bacone College in Muskogee.  She was there for a number of years as a one-person department, teaching Writing, Theatre, TV, and Radio. When she realized she had no idea how to direct her students to follow a professional path in theatre, she quit her job, went back to school, this time at OU on another Fellowship, to work on her MFA in Acting. She got her first professional job from an audition at SETC, and one led to the next, and she never looked back. She has worked professionally on stage, film, TV and voiceovers all over the country as an actor and director. Her first TV role was as the lead, LuAnn in the first made-for-cable sitcom in America, I 40 PARADISE for the Nashville Network. From there, she went to New York where she spent a number of years working Off- and Off-Off Broadway, as well as doing some television and film work. She then moved to Austin, Texas, where she spent another number of years working on stage and in films. Her last major film, OFFICE SPACE, was shot in Austin. From Austin, Barbara moved all over the country managing various theatres and directing. About 20 years after she left Bacone to find out the information needed to direct her students who so desired to make Theatre a profession, Barbara returned to her first love, the college classroom, here at NEO. Barbara served as Chair of the former Fine Arts Department, and is now Director of Theatre, directs plays, teaches classes, and has served as mentor to lots and lots of students over the years. She now is very happily settled at her home in Miami with her husband, Sheldon Morton and their three dogs, Quincy, Maggie and Shiloh, all rescue dogs, with a combined weight of almost 250 pounds, who are the most spoiled mutts in the county. 

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