Acting for the Camera
Department of Theatre
Dorie Barton made her debut as writer-director with the feature film “Girl Flu” which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2016 and went on to become a festival hit, screening at over 30 festivals worldwide, garnering many awards including the Audience Award in the New Director category at the Nashville Film Festival. Barton’s second feature, “Welcome to the Show,” had its world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival (2021) and will be released in the Fall. “WTTS” was specifically written for Barton’s acting students at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her MFA in Theatre (2020), teaches Acting for the Camera, and directs Senior Showcase. In the Fall of 2020, Barton co-directed the filmed/virtual version of “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” for VCUarts Theatre, which has received recognition for excellence from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
As an actor, Barton has been seen in countless television shows from daytime drama to multi-cam sitcoms, major motion pictures, and indie favorites. Barton has performed onstage for much of her life as an award-winning actor, including originating the role of Edith in Charles Busch’s “Die, Mommie, Die!” and starring as Alice in The Blank Theater’s “Lobster Alice,” for which she won Best Actor from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle. Barton graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Theater and she remains a proud member of the Evidence Room Theater Company in Los Angeles.