Allen Barton

A native of Boston and a graduate of Harvard University, Allen has been a part of the BHP community since 1990, working directly with Milton for over 16 years before Milton’s death in 2008. He is a playwright/author, director, teacher and classical pianist. Plays include CIRCLING (2020), DISCONNECTION (2015), YEARS TO THE DAY (2013), and ENGAGEMENT (2010).  YEARS TO THE DAY was named one of Los Angeles’ 10 Best New Plays by LA Weekly, and has since been performed in ten cities across three continents. Directing credits include ENGAGEMENTTHE REAL THING, RABBIT HOLETHE LAST FIVE YEARS, BURN THIS, THE HEIDI CHRONICLESOLEANNA, SPEED-THE-PLOW, GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, BRILLIANT TRACES, DUET FOR ONE, CIRCLING. Allen earned many years’ worth of L.A. stage, television and film credits as an actor, and he is also active as a classical pianist – he was a prizewinner in the 2002 Los Angeles Liszt Society Competition, has recorded five compact discs (available on Apple Music and other streaming services) and performs solo recitals regularly on both coasts. In 2010 he was made a Steinway Artist. His 2017 book THE OASIS OF INSANITY (available at Amazon) is a memoir of his apprenticeship with Katselas, as well as a guidebook to the study and pursuit of acting in the 21st century, and is one of the books used in training at the BHP.