Addie Barnhart

Director of Education and Outreach


Addie is a graduate of the M.F.A Acting program at Louisiana State University, where she had the pleasure of working with Swine Palace as a resident ensemble member. There, some of her favorite roles were Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Olivia in Twelfth Night, and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. After receiving her B.F.A from Missouri State University, Addie worked across the U.S. as an actor, director and teaching artist focusing on educational outreach. She specifies in working with young people to build community, foster creativity and teach life skills while devising work and exploring the classics. She has had the pleasure of teaching and directing at Northwestern University’s Cherubs program, Two River Theatre Company, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Playmakers of Baton Rouge, and Music Theatre for Young People in her hometown of Wichita, Kansas. Before relocating to Richmond, Addie produced, wrote, and starred in her own solo show The Weight of Smoke, a play adapted around the stories of eight characters from Greek Mythology. Her favorite directing credits include The Good Body, Beirut, Urinetown, Shrek and Alice in Wonderland.