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Christian Barry

Finalist, 2018

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Christian Barry is a multi-award winning director and theatre-maker from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a co-founder and artistic co-director of 2b theatre company.

Christian’s productions have played at renowned festivals and theatres around the world including Bristol Old Vic, Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Magnetic North Festival, PuSh, Noorderzon, Aarhus Festival, Theaterformen Hanover, Luminato, World Stage, and 59E59 (Off-Broadway in New York City).

Christian won the 2019 Toronto Theatre Critics Circle Awards for Best Director and Best New Musical. He was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards in 2018, including Best Director and Best Production. He won a Dora Award for Outstanding Production, and was nominated for an Outstanding Director Dora. Christian received the 2008 Halifax Mayor’s award for an Emerging Artist, the 2006-7 Urjo Kareda residency grant at the Tarragon Theatre, and the 2018 NS Masterworks Award — the highest honour for the Arts in the province.


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