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Lindsey Barr

Lindsey Barr

Graduate Student, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

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A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, Lindsey’s research focuses on representations of madness on stage in the American musical post the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

A professional dramaturg and director, she specializes in work written by women, bringing her research and practice together to heighten engagement with new and developed works throughout the rehearsal and production process. Her work has been seen at Everyman Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Single Carrot Theatre, the Capital Fringe Festival, and the Goethe Institut, among others.

As an arts administrator with a masters in nonprofit management, Lindsey has led organizations of all sizes. Previously a managing director, Lindsey is currently the Administrative Director for the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), a non-profit service organization supporting the eponymous professions throughout the Americas.

Publications

“Waving Through a Window: Prosthetic Memory and Nostalgia in Dear Evan Hansen.” Studies in Musical Theatre, 14, no. 3: 313-320.

“Mourning Mothers: Historicizing Madness as Deviant Motherhood in Next to Normal” in Staging Motherhood: Representations of the Maternal in 21st Century North American Theatre and Performance, edited by Lynn Deboeck and Aoise Stratford. London: Routledge. Forthcoming.

“How a World Can Seem So Vast: The Craft of Musical Theatre Dramaturgy” in The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre, edited by Ryan Donovan, William Everett, and Laura MacDonald. Co-authored with Laura MacDonald. London: Routledge. Forthcoming.

“The Making of a Conference: Practices in Transnational Planning, Programming, and Translation.” LMDA Review. Forthcoming.

Representative Productions

  • Director, Wit, Fells Point Corner Theatre, 2021
  • Production Dramaturg, Machinal, University of Maryland, 2021
  • Director, Mineola Twins, Fells Point Corner Theatre 2020
  • Director, Twelve Angry Jurors, Vagabond Theatre Company, 2019
  • Production Dramaturg, Dinner with Friends, Everyman Theatre, 2019
  • Production Dramaturg, Radio Golf, Everyman Theatre, 2019
  • Production Dramaturg, Proof, Everyman Theatre, 2019
  • Production Dramaturg, Murder on the Orient Express, Everyman Theatre, 2019
  • Production Dramaturg, The Importance of Being Earnest, Everyman Theatre, 2018
  • Production Dramaturg, Sweat, Everyman Theatre, 2018
  • Production Dramaturg, Dancing at Lughnasa, Everyman Theatre, 2018

Dissertation title:

Making Madness on Stage: American Musical Theatre Since the Americans with Disabilities Act

 

Service & Outreach

Lindsey Barr elected president of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Graduate Student Caucus

Lindsey Barr elected president of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Graduate Student Caucus

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Ph.D. student Lindsey Barr was elected president of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Graduate Student Caucus. Her term starts in November 2020.

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