Allen Barton has been a student of the Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School since 1990, and has served as its CEO/Executive Director since 2003. He has been involved in BHP management since 1996, and has been on the teaching staff since 2002. He was the editor of both of Milton Katselas' books, Dreams Into Action (1996) and Acting Class (both the 2001 and 2008 editions). Allen held a very close working relationship with Milton, and over the last 18 months of Milton's life, was granted the privilege of teaching alongside him in the Advanced level acting classes, which Allen now teaches.
Allen is a graduate of Harvard University, and has numerous L.A. stage, television and film credits as an actor. He currently works primarily as a writer/director, and helmed LA stage productions of ABOUT FAITH (2001 world premiere), BURN THIS (2006), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (2007), I MAKE YOU LAUGHING (2005 world premiere), PINK DOT (2006), RABBIT HOLE (2008), THE REAL THING (2009), ENGAGEMENT (2010 world premiere, also writer), as well as several short films. His first feature film screenplay, REAL MUSIC, was a top-three finalist in the 2005 CAPE New Writers Competition, and is currently in development.