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Barber, Julie Lyn


Julie Lyn Barber is a produced playwright who received an Indiana Arts Commission, Individual Artist Project grant to write panto-inflected adaptations of The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Frog Prince. Other produced children's plays include Briar Rose: The Beauty in the Sleeping Wood, Rumpelstiltskin (The Faerie's Secret Name), and an original musical version of Thumbelina. Her 10-miute, Tamlane, and one-act musical parody, Madwomen's Late Nite Cabaret both earned selection for production in the juried festival, DivaFest of Indianapolis, and her one-act play, Down That Road Again, was awarded a staged reading the Q Artistry Playwright's Festival in 2011. She is also a freelance writer for Classical Singer Magazine. As a stage director and choreographer, her experience ranges from opera to children’s theatre, including productions for the Bloomington Early Music Festival, and the Marjorie Lawrence Opera Theatre Company. She directed Snoopy and Working for the American Heritage Theater Project in Portland, Oregon, and Clue: The Musical, and Rick Lewis' G.I. Jukebox, for Farmland Dinner Theatre in Indiana. She has choreographed numerous musicals in Oregon and Indiana. She is an Actors Equity Association Membership Candidate and has appeared onstage with Vancouver's Theatre Under the Stars, Portland Center Stage, Northwest Classical Theatre Company, McLeod Summer Playhouse, Q Artistry (Indianapolis), The Round Barn Theatre in Indiana, and others. She holds a Doctor of Arts degree in music from Ball State University, a Masters in Music Theatre and Opera from Southern Illinois University, and a B.Mus. from the University of British Columbia. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Western Kentucky University.

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