Lindsey R. Barr is a PhD student at the University of Maryland. A musical theatre scholar, her research focuses on representations of madness on stage in the American musical post the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has a forthcoming article in Studies in Musical Theatre and a co-authored book chapter in The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre with Dr. Laura MacDonald.
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 professions of literary management and dramaturgy throughout the Americas.