Leah

Barker

actor and playwright

bio

I am a New York-based actor and writer, born in Hartford, CT, and raised in both the U.S. and Shrewsbury, England.

My selected acting credits include The Cripple of Inishmaan (Centenary Stage Company, BroadwayWorld Regional Award nomination) and Sugar!, a feature starring Alice Ripley and Robert Clohessy (Atlantic City Cinefest Award for Best Supporting Actress). I've had the pleasure of working with a number of prominent theater artists, including Lear DeBessonet, John Jesurun, and Tim Carroll.

 

As a playwright, my work has been produced by Hartford Stage, Exquisite Corpse Company (many productions across New York City and in New Orleans), and Dixon Place.

 

I am a proud honors graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. 

News

I'm a 2018–2020 playwright in residence at Exquisite Corpse Company! During the first year of this residency, I co-wrote Water, Water, Everywhere... The play runs this September and October in NYC. More information here.

 

A reading of my play Wives' Tale was recently co-produced by Troy Foundry Theatre and Capital Repertory Theatre. More information here.

 
 
 
 

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​LeahDBarker@gmail.com

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