Barbara Wallace Grossman
Professor of Drama at Tufts University, Barbara Wallace Grossman is a theater historian, director, and voice specialist. She is the author of Funny Woman: The Life and Times of Fanny Brice and A Spectacle of Suffering: Clara Morris on the American Stage. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts (1994-1999) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Council (2000-2005), she was a member of the Museum’s Committee on Conscience until August 2011. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is a member of the American Repertory Theater’s Board of Advisors, the Newton Cultural Alliance’s Board of Directors, and several boards at Tufts including an elected position on the Faculty Grievance Panel. An honors graduate of Smith College with an M.F.A. in Directing from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Drama from Tufts, she received a certificate in Voice and Speech from the American Repertory Theater’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training in May 2011. She is a member of Temple Emanuel’s Adult Choir and sings periodically at Shabbat Alive services.