For over a decade, director Drew Barr has staged work at theaters across the United States.
For the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, he directed The Seagull, The Crucible, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Spitfire Grill, Love’s Labor’s Lost, The Taming of the Shrew, The Fantasticks, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Much Ado About Nothing and I Am My Own Wife (co-production with Boise Contemporary Theater). For Boise Contemporary Theater, he also directed At Home at the Zoo and Souvenir.
In NYC, Drew was the associate director for Simon McBurney’s Broadway revival of All My Sons by Arthur Miller, starring John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson and Katie Holmes, as well as the original musical Sweet Smell of Success, also with Mr. Lithgow and Brian D’Arcy James, and directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Drew’s other New York directing credits include the Off-Broadway premieres of Karl Gadjusek’s Greedy, Adam Bock’s The Typographer’s Dream, Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich’s Hitting the Wall and Steve Murray’s This Passion Thing.
Regionally, Drew directed The Skin of our Teeth for Perseverance Theatre in Alaska and has staged productions of Doubt, Frozen, Copenhagen, The Subject was Roses, Dinner with Friends, Sideman, Wit, and the musical Violet for PlayMakers Repertory in North Carolina. For Portland Stage Company in Maine, his productions include Two Rooms, I Am My Own Wife, The Woman in Black, Lend Me a Tenor, The Misanthrope and Wit; for Great Lakes Theater Festival Tartuffe and You Can’t Take It With You.
Drew has directed Noel Coward’s Hay Fever and George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession for NYU’s Graduate Acting Program; Nickel and Dimed for The Juilliard School; The Two Gentlemen of Verona for SUNY Purchase; William Wycherley’s The Country Wife for the University of Washington’s School of Drama and The Taming of the Shrew for University of Delaware’s PTTP.
He received his BA from Stanford University and his MFA from the Graduate Acting Program of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is a member of East Coast Artists, SDC and AEA.
Drew was also the associate director of War Horse at Lincoln Center in New York City, and directed both the Australian and Dutch productions of War Horse.
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