John Short teaches Acting for the Camera and Beginning Acting at Loyola Marymount University. He co-founded the Barn in 1994. In his twenty years in the theater, John has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in major regional theaters including the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, and the Kennedy Center. He has been nominated for the prestigious Drama Desk Award for Supporting Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Tom Sawyer in Big River. Read more... Mountains. He has taught the apprentice company at a regional theater and is in his sixth year of teaching at the Barn.