Barbara A. Brewer (Associate Artistic Director) wrote and starred in Mystic Bison Films' Don't Help Me! She has played in Mystic Bison Theatre's productions of Purgatorio , Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Play It Again, Sam and Death and the Maiden. Of her performance as Paulina Salas in Death and the Maiden, the EastBay Voice said she "shines in her portrayal of this complex character," one of the most difficult roles in modern drama. She has also appeared in Lovers And Other Strangers, Social Event, Top Girls, The Laundry, and What's Your Problem. She has also performed her own one woman show, The Grit, at various venues around the San Francisco Bay Area and was in the film, Somnaveci. Flanare, directed by Mark R. Carter, Ph.D., is her latest one-person show.
She has directed a number of productions including Brecht's The Measures Taken and her own play, Vendetta. She is also a voice-over artist whose work has aired on San Francisco Bay Area radio. She hosts podcast interviews at her audio blog San Francisco Theatre Scene and has contributed to the Perspectives Series on KQED radio. Barbara has studied with Jean Shelton, Felecia Faulkner, Frank Willey, Charlie Varon, and at San Francisco State University (SFSU) locally. She also studied at the HB Studios, Circle in the Square, and Actors TV Studio in New York and Celebration Mime Theatre in Maine. She holds two degrees from SFSU: a BA in Experimental and Interdisciplinary Performing Arts and an MA in English Composition. (Photography by Lois Tema.)
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