Jozben Barrett

Lecturer, Speech, Theatre Arts
LIB B107
(310) 243-3588

Jozben Barrett is a Los Angeles based actor, director, producer and educator. His primary work and research is focused on creating space and opportunities for artist of color to cultivate their craft. Jozben was a mentee of the late James Avery and has continued to promote his vision for race and gender equality in both theater and film. During his work with Avery, Jozben founded the Depth of Black Art; a multidisciplinary arts organization that develops work focusing on the untold and under-told stories of the African and African-American experience.

Jozben has performed in the world premiere production of What To Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harris, a play/pageant/ritual that responds to racial violence in America, the world premiere production of SNAKES by Chris Webb at the A.C.T. Strand Theatre, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing with the Independent Shakespeare Company in Griffith Park, and in August Wilson’s Radio Golf directed by Fran Bennett.

Jozben is also the Program Director of the Great Books Summer Program at Stanford University. He is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater MFA Acting Program and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University, Northridge.