A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
February 9, 2006 Volume 36 / Number 5


Adilah Barnes

Adilah Barnes will perform her one-woman show, “I Am That I Am: Woman, Black,” at CSU, Chico on Feb. 17, 7:30 pm in the BMU auditorium as part of Black History Month.

Best known to television audiences for her role as Anne Marie on Roseanne for five seasons, Barnes began her stage career as a teen in Project Upward Bound at California State University, Chico. She earned her BA in theatre arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Co-founder of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, Barnes currently teaches acting privately in North Hollywood and writes. She also taught three years at the American Conservatory Theatre in several acting programs including the highly competitive Advanced Training Program. She has taught at other institutions including the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Marla Gibbs’ Crossroads, and the San Francisco School of Dramatic Arts. She also lectures at colleges and universities nationwide.

Barnes received a DramaLogue Award for Outstanding Performance in the San Francisco Julian Theatre’s Jo Anne! and Bay Area Critics Circle Award nominations for Jo Anne! and Daddy in San Francisco. Other notable stage credits include Martha Pentecost in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at both the Los Angeles Theatre Center and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Her recent film credits include roles in Erin Brockovich and Murder By Numbers. Guest-starring television credits include roles in Family Law, The Agency, The Gilmore Girls, and Roswell.

Barnes has toured extensively coast to coast with her one-woman show, I Am That I Am: Woman, Black. Now in its eleventh season, the show has toured nationally in almost thirty states and became international in 2000 when she performed in Rotterdam, Holland.

Advance Tickets: $2 students, $5 general Public. At the door: Add $3. Tickets are available at the University Box Office, 898-6333.