BARBARA KAHN - DIRECTOR, playwright
Plays produced in the U.S., Europe; directed in NY, Paris, and London’s National Theatre.
Theater for the New City, the primary NYC home for Barbara’s plays since 1994. Received the Torch of Hope Award, with Terrence McNally, August Wilson, Horton Foote and A.R. Gurney; the Robert Chesley Playwriting Award/Wurlitzer Foundation Residency; and the Quirk Award for Performing Arts.
With Jackie S. Freeman, co-authored lyrics to “Actions are the Music of the Free,” music by Jennifer Giering, performed at the United Nations.
One of 2015’s “100 Women we Love” by GO! Magazine. “[P]rominent…playwrights who identify as Jewish and who have written about Jews includes Jon Robin Baitz, Richard Greenburg, Alan Havis, Barbara Kahn, Tony Kushner, Barbara Lebow, Jennifer Maisel, Karen Malpede, David Mamet, Emily Mann, Donald Margulies, Elizabeth Swados, Jeffrey Sweet, Alfred Uhry, and Wendy Wasserstein.” (You Should See Yourself: Jewish Identity in Postmodern American Culture. Vincent Brook. Rutgers University Press.)
Barbara Kahn received a 2017 Acker Award.
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