Barbara Hastings

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Hi! I'm an acting coach, dialect coach, and actor/singer/VO artist.
Based in Sydney, Australia
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA
BA Theatre Arts, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
MFA Acting/Directing, University of Arizon, Tucson, AZ
Been teaching and working in film, TV, VO and stage for 30 years.
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As a bonus, I can help you with you American, Australian, Italian, German, Hispanic, and/or Australian accent if you need it. I look forward to working with you!


Barbara Hastings is an actor/director/writer/producuer and US dialect coach who has worked in film, TV and theatre worldwide since the age of five. After earning a BA in Theatre Arts from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California (her hometown), Barbara then went on to earn an MFA in Acting/Directing from the University of Arizona. Feature film credits include Margaret in ON HALLOWEEN (Boiling Point Films, 2019), Janine in CHRISTMAS DOWN UNDER (Ignite Pictures, post-production), Brooke in BLUE WORLD ORDER (Fullpoint Films, 2016/2017 release), Dr. Laura Watkins in TERMINUS (Stormvision, 2016), Kat’s Mom in OUT OF THE SHADOWS (Bronte Pictures, 2017), Margaret in ON HALLOWEEN (Boiling Point Films, 2018), and Janine in CHRISTMAS DOWN UNDER (Ignite Pictures, currently in production). Online work includes Tony Redhorse in Traffic Jam (SketchShe/Shae-Lee Shackleford, 2016), June in American in Oz (Charcoal Pictures, 2018), Ophelia Cox in MRS> COX’S LIFE HACKS (2016). TV work includes lead roles in 2 episodes of Deadly Women, and TVCs for Toyota, Foxtel, Vodafone, Tattsbet, Yellowtail Wine, NRMA, Westpac and Energy Australia, and guest role in an upcoming TV drama (TBA). Stage work includes Mrs. Bumble in OLIVER! (Riverside Theatre, Parramatta), Pearl Barley in A NASTY PIECE OF WORK (New Theatre, Newtown), Gabbi/Bobbi in CITY OF ANGELS (Landor Theatre, Clapham, London), Hope in ANYTHING GOES (Bloomsbury Theatre, London), Laura Dubya in the MADNESS OF GEORGE DUBYA TRILOGY (Charing Cross Theatre, London), Titania/Hippolyta in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Porter Theatre, Santa Barbara, California, USA), and Hermione in THE WINTER’S TALE (Arizona Repertory Theatre, Tucson, Arizona, USA). Barbara now resides in Sydney, Australia.


15 Reader Reviews

" Barbara is a wonderful source of knowledge and inspiration "
" Had a great with Barbara! I'd be happy to take her up on this again "
" Barbara is all sorts of awesome, Do yourself a favor and book her if you see her online. Great reader, spot on feedback and amazing coach. "
" She's a gem! Was so helpful, ask you the right questions to break down the character. LOVE HER! "
" Love!!! "
" Can't say enough good things about Barbara! So kind, supportive, and patient! She helped me run lines for a movie I'm in and made it so much fun! "
" Barbara is great! I would recommend her to anyone that needs a reader! "
" Wonderful reader - great energy - super friendly and helpful couldn't ask for more !!! "
" Great to work with! Excellent suggestions, patient, encouraging! Highly reccomend! "
" Barbara is AWESOME. She helped me make my scene more real, asked great questions that got me thinking and she was super fun "
" Barbara was such a great help! Her insights got me to where I wanted to be with my scene and was so appreciated. "
" Top-notch, in-depth help with my Californian accent and my script - a joy to work with! "
" Strong reader "
" Amazing "
" Barbara is a professional coach and that is exactly what I got; a professional session. She listened to me and was able to tailor my session to help my work really come alive. She even took time out to give me outside resources on learning accents. I am so happy I bumped into her on this platform! "

Credits Include

2020 [IMDB]
Death of the Mayflower
2020 [IMDB]
2020 [IMDB]
On Halloween
2018 [IMDB]
Americans in Oz
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
Blue World Order
2017 [IMDB]
Out of the Shadows
2016 [IMDB]
Traffic Jam the Musical
Video short
2015 [IMDB]
2013 [IMDB]
Chestnut Records
TV Movie
Love You Like That
Christmas Down Under