Leah Roth Barsanti

Leah Roth Barsanti is an adjunct professor in the English Department. She has a graduate degree from Northwestern University's MFA program in Writing for the Screen and Stage. She also holds an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to teaching classes at East West University, she is a teaching artist for levels 3rd-adult with American Blues Theater's Lincoln Project and Chicago's Green Shirt Studio. She is a playwright whose work has been produced in St. Louis, Chicago, South Florida, and New York City. Her first feature length screenplay is slated to be released in 2023. As a professor, Barsanti values a real world approach to the disciplines of theatre, film, and English. She believes in the importance of exposing students to current events as they relate to these disciplines. She also ensures that students leave her classes with a working knowledge of the framework of these industries. Her goal is to prepare students for any career or other challenge in the real world through the lessons that can be gleaned from literature, movies, and plays.Contact: leah@eastwest.edu