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Mr. David Barr III

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Johnson Publishing Company , Inc.
820 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago , Illinois 60605
United States

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Staff & Board | Pegasus Theatre Chicago, 4 Oct 2015 [cached]
David Barr, III Secretary & Treasurer
Playscripts, Inc. - Playwright Bios, 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).
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.
JCCC::Civil Rights Movement Bares Its Soul, 12 Sept 2004 [cached]
My Soul Is a Witness, a vivid play with music by David Barr III, retells this chapter in U.S. history at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Yardley Hall in the
My Soul Is a Witness, a vivid play with music by David Barr III, retells this chapter in U.S. history at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Yardley Hall in the Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College.
Barr is familiar to Kansas Citians from his work at the Unicorn Theatre.He has also been a visible playwright and actor in Chicago since 1986.The Death of the Black Jesus, his first full-length play, was first produced at the Unicorn and made its premiere in Chicago in 1996 at the Chicago Theatre Company.
Barr's stage adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel, A Red Death, had its world premiere in 1997, also at the Chicago Theatre Company, and received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best New Play in 1998.His two-act drama, Black Caesar, the story of a controversial African-American newspaper publisher, became the first play published for the New Plays series in PerformInk, Chicago's foremost entertainment paper, in 1999.That same year he 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.Barr has continued as a prolific playwright and is the resident playwright and board member at Chicago Dramatists.
This world premiere production of ... [cached]
This world premiere production of acclaimed Chicago Playwright David Barr's Black Caesar is an African-American adaptation of the Orson Wells film classic Citizen Kane.
David Barr, III
David Barr, III (Playwright) has been a playwright since his first full length work, The Death of the Black Jesus, was produced in 1986.
In 1999, David was fortunate enough to have two more productions make their world premieres in Chicago. The first, The State of Mississippi vs.
David's most recent Chicago production, The Upper Room, premiered at Pegasus Players and it won the 2005 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play. He is currently adapting Alex Kotlowitz's award winning novel "There Are No Children Here" (for Pegasus Players) and Charles Johnson's sweeping epic "Middle Passage" (Congo Square Theatre 2008). His next Chicagoland production will be Memphis Soul Stew: The Story of STAX Records (Black Ensemble-Winter 2007)
The JENA Company (New York, New York) produced his Civil Rights docudrama My Soul Is A Witness, where it completed two very successful national tours in 2005 and 2006. David's most recent play with them is another theatrical docudrama titled Jackie, Vi, and Lena and is also produced by the JENA Company.
David worked as a sports journalist/intern for the Daily Press-Virginian Pilot (Newport News, Virginia) during his college years. He also was a feature writer for Chicago's own EM-EBONY Man Magazine from 1996-1998; a Johnson Publishing Company property. He has worked for EBONY Magazine since 1992 and was a consultant on the award-winning 2005 documentary Paper Trail: 100 Years of the Chicago Defender.
André had a wonderful time on the Island of Tobago portraying Jackson Phillip in this season's inaugural show Pantomime and is pleased to once again collaborate with David Barr and Alex Levy in Black Caesar.
Sandra Watson (Kasha Conyers Caesar) is pleased to return and to work with Pegasus Players and David Barr once again.
His last Pegasus production was BLACK CAESAR written by David Barr.
As previously reported here, the once ..., 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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