DORIE BARTON made her debut as writer-director with the feature film Girl Flu. which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2016 and went on to become a festival hit, screening at over 30 festivals worldwide, garnering many awards including the Audience Award in the New Director category at the Nashville Film Festival. Barton was selected as a finalist for the Commercial Diversity Director’s Program (2018). She was Co-Producer on the feature Extracurricular Activities (2018), and co-wrote A Christmas to Remember (2016) produced by the Hallmark Channel.
As an actor, Barton has been seen in countless television shows from daytime drama to multi-cam sitcoms, major motion pictures such as Down with Love opposite Ewan MacGregor, NBC’s Martha Inc. playing Martha Stewart,and indie favorites including Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America. Barton has performed onstage for much of her life as an award-winning actor, including originating the role of Edith in Charles Busch’s Die, Mommie, Die! and starring as Alice in The Blank Theater’s Lobster Alice, for which she won Best Actor from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle. As a voice-over artist, Barton has voiced of hundreds of commercial spots, including numerous national ad campaigns, and narration for documentaries and books. Barton is also a long-time script consultant for filmmakers, working with up-and-coming writers and industry veterans alike. For two years, Barton traveled the States teaching storytelling to climate scientists to help them connect with the public. Barton graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Theater and she remains a proud member of the Evidence Room Theater Company in Los Angeles.
Barton is currently in development on her film, Still, a psychological thriller set to be shot in Maine, which she has written and will produce and direct. And she is also pursuing an MFA in Theatre: Pedagogy and Performance at VCU in Richmond, Virginia, where she is designing a system to help actors bridge the gap between stage and screen.