Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Communication (Communication)
412-397-5409 phone (M)
412-397-6468 fax
Wheatley Center 216

Educational Background

  • Master of Fine Arts, Directing, Illinois State University, 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Writing/Drama, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1981

Professional Background

  • Pittsburgh Musical Theater (Acting, Costume Design, Fight Choreography) Richard E. Rauh Conservatory (Directing/Fight Choreography) Buckhannon Theatre (Acting/Directing) Steppenwolf Theatre (Costume Design/Assistant Stage management/Props construction)
  • Professionally directing, acting, fight directing and designing costumes for 20 years

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Directing Acting Stage Combat Choreography Costume Design Dramaturgy Make-up Design
  • Recognized as an actor/combatant in 6 weapons styles by the American Society of Fight Directors. (unarmed, quarterstaff, smallsword, quarterstaff, rapier and dagger, broadsword)


  • 2013 - Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Region II Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship response

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Barbara

Spring 2015
  • HNRS3964-A
  • 12:15-01:30 PM T RMBurgess-Lefebvre1 (01/12-05/02/15)1 Seats
  • HUMA1010-L1
  • -ONLINEFBurgess-Lefebvre2 (01/10-03/06/15)0 Seats
  • THEA1040-A
  • 10:45-11:35 AMM W FMBurgess-Lefebvre1 (01/12-05/02/15)18 Seats
  • THEA2020-B
  • 11:45-12:35 PMM W FMBurgess-Lefebvre1 (01/12-05/02/15)19 Seats