Meet the Board

screen-shot-2016-10-29-at-8-27-39-pmEmily Gallagher is a co-founder and the President of Barefoot Shakespeare Company. In her third year of study at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Emily studied abroad at RADA in London where she spent the semester immersed in a Shakespeare Intensive. She believes that it is impossible to not fall in love with Shakespeare when exposed to it by the right people. Emily has acted in many of Barefoot Shakespeare Company’s productions including: Twelfth NightComedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, and three of the UNREHEARSED! events. She has directed Barefoot’s productions of Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It and is thrilled to continue growing with the company.

screen-shot-2016-10-29-at-8-27-48-pmCourtney Moors is a founding member and the Managing Director of Barefoot Shakespeare Company, now in it’s fifth year. Regional credits include: Actors Theatre of Louisville (Dracula, HEIST!), Orlando Shakespeare Theater (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pride and Prejudice), Portland Stage Company (Hidden Tennessee, The Snow Queen, The Savannah Disputation), and Triad Stage (VROOOMMM!). NYC: I, Horatio, Chains of Dew, and HAL: A live Radio Play. With Barefoot Shakes: Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It. Courtney received her BFA in acting from the University of Central Florida.

screen-shot-2016-10-29-at-8-27-58-pmJillian Markowitz Musarskiy is the Vice President of Barefoot Shakespeare Company. She studied business, marketing and film at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. This unique focus led her to accept a full scholarship to Hofstra Law, where she graduated cum laude and received an achievement award in intellectual property. She works as a Associate Attorney at the law firm of Phillips Nizer, LLP in midtown, New York where she represents purchasers, sellers and lenders in commercial and residential real estate transactions.  She is making her Assistant Directorial debut with Barefoot’s productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth.

screen-shot-2016-10-29-at-8-28-23-pmRob Sniffin is a founding member of Barefoot Shakespeare and serves as its Artistic Director. Rob holds a degree in Theatre from Manhattanville College, where he trained with the Bard from an active and intellectual perspective, before working at the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Rob has directed numerous productions of Shakespeare’s work both with children and adults, amateurs and professionals. Credits with Barefoot Shakespeare include its inaugural production of Twelfth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and 2015’s hit Appalachian take on Romeo and Juliet.