About Me

As a writer I love engaging the minds and enthusiasm of young audiences; I mine history for golden nuggets that shine today, and am particularly attracted to stories of women who refuse to play by the rules. I am always fascinated by the many shades of grey that make up the human experience. As a producer I co-founded the Tricycle Theatre in London, England with Ken Chubb and from 1989 to 2003 I was co-artistic director with Lib Spry of Straight Stitching Productions. As a story and script editor I work with Ken Chubb on the development of projects for film and television and was Senior Story Editor for Jozi-H, a 13 x 1 hour drama series.  I also work as a dramaturge for theatre.

I’m a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Writers Guild of Canada.

What’s New…

AUDIENCE is one of a number of short plays presented by Durham Shoestring Performers, Nov. 3-11, 2017 at the Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa

QUEEN MARIE will be produced at the Alumnae Theatre April 13 – 28, 2018 as the finale of the theatre’s 100th anniversary season

REVELATION  will be produced in a program of short plays, On the Verge, by Those Women Productions at Live Oak Theatre, Berkeley CA, March 23 – Apr 8, 2018

For further information on upcoming events click here. Upcoming.

Contact me by e-mail: shirley.barrie@gmail.com

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