Eric Barr teaches acting and directing at the University of California, Riverside. He was the Artistic Director of the Porthouse Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. He taught acting and movement for actors at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in Los Angeles and worked as an acting coach with the National Theatre of the Deaf. He received his M.F.A. from Wayne State University, where he was an acting and directing fellow in the Hilberry Repertory Theatre and he studied movement, masks, and theatre at Ecole Jacques LeCoq in Paris, France. He recently finished writing The Heart of Acting, a book on acting and is a co-writer of A Thousand Cuts, a new movie premiering at the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2012.