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Distinguished Guest Artists and Projects
Barbara Lebow    [Lab Activities-The Phenom] [Lab Activities-Plumfield, Iraq]

Born in Brooklyn, now living in Santa Barbara, Barbara Lebow moved to Atlanta in 1962 and joined Academy Theatre's developmental workshop, becoming Playwright in Residence. Among her plays with first productions there are The Left Hand Singing, The Adventures of Homer McGundy, Cyparis, The Keepers, Trains, A Shayna Maidel, Little Joe Monaghan, Tiny Tim is Dead, and several plays for young audiences. Theaters producing her work include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage Company, Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. In addition to her own writing, Barbara facilitates play creation with disenfranchised segments of the population, including homeless and addicted individuals, youth at risk, developmentally and physically disabled persons, women in prison, and, most recently, residents of the Probation Department's Los Prietos Boys Camp/Academy in Santa Barbara.  She has received a grant from the Fund for Santa Barbara, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a TCG/Pew Theatre Artists Residency, an NEA/TCG Residency, an Atlanta Mayor's Fellowship in the Arts, and a Georgia Governor's Award in the Arts.

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