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Mr. David Barr III

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President

A Pro Pilot LLC
 
Background

Employment History

  • Resident Playwright
    Chicago Dramatists
  • Resident Playwright
    Black Ensemble Theater Black Playwright’s Initiative
  • Member of the Black Playwright's Initiative
    Black Ensemble Theater Black Playwright’s Initiative
  • Board President, Playwright
    Pegasus
  • Artistic Associate
    Pegasus
  • Associate Artistic Director
    Chicago Theatre Company
  • Consultant
    Ebony
  • Writer
    Ebony
  • Playwright
  • Feature Writer
    EM-EBONY MAN MAGAZINE
  • Playscripts , Inc.

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Chicago Dramatists
  • Founding Member
    Black Ensemble Theater Black Playwright’s Initiative
106 Total References
Web References
Playscripts, Inc. - Playwright Bios
www.playscripts.com, 23 Feb 2013 [cached]
David Barr III is also the author of several published works for the stage including Death Of The Black Jesus, Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit, The Face Of Emmett Till (Dramatic Publishing), and Black Caesar (PerformInk).
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Mr. Barr has been a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists since 1993, a playwright-in-residence at Chicago Theatre Company, and an artistic associate at Pegasus Players. In 2005 David received Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Work for his play The Upper Room. He is also a three time recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Playwriting, a two time winner of the National Play Award sponsored by Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City (1995 and 2000), recipient of the 2000 Festival Of Emerging American Theatre (FEAT) National Playwriting Award, winner of the 1998 Theodore Ward Playwriting Award, the 2000 recipient of the Donahue-Tremaine Trust Award for excellence in playwriting, co-winner of the first annual David Ofner Prize (2000) -- sponsored by Goodman Theatre, the 1998 Edgar Award for Best Play from Mystery Writers Of America, and the winner of the 1993 Mixed Blood Versus America National Playwriting Contest.
David Barr ...
www.goodmantheatre.org, 30 Mar 2012 [cached]
David Barr III
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David Barr III
David Barr III has been working as an actor and writer in Chicago since 1986. As a writer, his plays include The Death of the Black Jesus, which helped him become a recipient of a 1995 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, and was the winner of the 1994 National Play­writing Award, the 1993 Mixed Blood Versus America National Playwriting Contest and the 1997 Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Original Writing. The play made its Chicago premiere at the Chicago Theatre Company. His adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel A Red Death had its world premiere in 1997 at the Chicago Theatre Com­pany and was the winner of the 1998 Edgar Allan Poe Award. His other work includes Black Caesar (winner of the 1997 Theodore Ward playwriting contest); Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit (winner of the 1999 Unicorn Theatre Na­tional Playwriting Award); a series of monologues for the Chicago Historical Society in conjunction with their Voice From History program; The State of Mississippi vs Em­mett Till, co-written with the late Mamie Till Mobley; a co­adaptation of The Journal of Ordinary Thought (voted as one of the best plays of 1999 by both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times and winner of the Festival of Emerging American Theatre National Playwriting Com­petition); Those Union Station, Pullman Porter Blues; a stage adaptation of the Albert French novel, Billy; and the musical docu-drama Bronzeville. He was the lead writer for the syndicated television talk show Take Two and worked for three years as a feature writer for EM (Ebony Man Magazine). Mr. Barr is a resident playwright and board member at Chicago Dramatists, and the associate artistic director and playwright-in-residence of the Chica­go Theatre Company since 1994. He was named a 2000 re­cipient of the Donahue-Tremaine Trust Award for excellence in playwriting and also received Illinois Arts Council Fellowships in 1999 and 2002.
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Play by Carson Grace Becker and David Barr III
Allentown Productions :: Emmett Till
www.allentownproductions.com, 18 April 2011 [cached]
DAVID BARR III (Writer) is the author of the stage play, The Face of Emmett Till, developed with Mamie Till-Mobley and based on the life and tragic death of her son Emmett Till.
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David is currently a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and a member of the Black Ensemble's Black Playwright's Initiative.
The JENA Company: Future Productions
www.jenacompany.com, 27 June 2009 [cached]
Playwright David Barr III, Author of My Soul Is A Witness
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David received a second Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Playwriting/ Screenwriting and won the Unicorn Theatre Company’s National Award for Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, a musical about the legendary American contralto Marian Anderson.
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In 1999, David was fortunate enough to have two other world premieres in Chicago. The first, The State of Mississippi vs.
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In 2007, David returned to Black Ensemble Theater with Memphis Soul: The Music of STAX Records.
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David also served as co-writer of the screenplay adaptation of Death of Innocence: The Story of Emmett Till and The Hate Crime That Changed America.
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David worked for three years as a feature writer for EM-EBONY MAN MAGAZINE, a Johnson Publishing Company publication. He is proud to be a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and a founding member of the Black Ensemble Theater Black Playwright’s Initiative.
As previously reported here, the once ...
www.chicagoreader.com, 1 Dec 2010 [cached]
As previously reported here, the once seemingly moribund Pegasus has been revitalized by a new partnership with Hull House Association, "whose mission of reaching out to the underserved perfectly complements Pegasus's commitment to youth and community education," according to Pegasus's new board president, playwright David Barr.
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