SHERRI EDEN BARBER is a New York-based theater director. Recent directing credits include: Herman Kline’s Midlife Crisis with Adam Lefevre (The Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row/At Play), Empire of the Trees and Tilly and Bill (Abingdon Theatre/Wizard Oil Productions), Dance Lessons (At Play--winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival), References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Hangar Theatre-Wedge), Red Light Winter (59E59), Hylan Park with Annabella Sciorri, How To Quit Smoking and Baptism (Atlantic), 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public), Sometimes After Dinner (Youngblood/EST), Where We Are Right Now at the American Airlines Theater on Broadway (The Pink Campaign), BENT (The New School for Drama), Orestes 2.0 (Eden Productions/Site-Specific), and This is Our Youth (Eden Productions/Site-Specific). She has developed new work with The Orchard Project, New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages and The Old Vic.
Her assistant directing credits include: Side Effects with David Auburn (MCC) and Close UpSpace with Sheryl Kaller (O’Neill Theatre Center). She has also assistant directed for Christian Parker, Jessica Bauman and Leigh Kilton-Smith (The 24 Hour Play Company/American Airlines Theater) and Moises Kaufman (The 24 Hour Musicals/Joe’s Pub).
Sherri is a Drama League Directing Fellow. She was awarded the SDCF Observership on The New York Idea with Mark Brokaw (Atlantic) and is a member of At Play, the Old Vic/New Voices Network, and was the recipient of the 2009 US/UK Exchange Award for Directing.
Sherri received her M.F.A. in Directing from The New School for Drama and her B.A. in Women, Performance Art & Activism from University of Maryland, College Park.