ASC alum Marissa Longo will be playing Martha Cratchit and the Laundress in Metropolis Performing Arts' upcoming production of A Christmas Carol.
Barbara Zahora is an actor, director, teacher, and voice coach.
As a performer, Barbara's credits include Chicago Shakespeare Theater, American Players Theatre, Writers Theatre, Goodman Theatre, ShawChicago, Lookingglass Theatre, First Folio Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Illinois Theatre Center, Oak Park Festival Theatre, and the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, where she is the current Associate Artistic Director.
Internationally, she has performed at Shakespeare's Globe in London as part of their International Artistic Residency. TV/Film credits include Chicago Fire and The Legend of Amba. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
Currently Barbara is a visiting assistant professor at the Chicago College for Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Previously she has served as adjunct faculty at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music and North Central College in Naperville, IL. She coaches actors privately on acting, Shakespeare and classic texts, audition skills, vocal development, and dialects. She also coaches corporate executives and other professionals in presentation skills, accent modification and reduction, and vocal presence.