Christian Barry

Posted on Aug 29, 2018

Christian Barry is an award-winning director and theatre-maker from Halifax, where he is artistic co-director of 2b theatre company.

Christian has directed shows that have toured nationally and internationally. Directing credits for 2b theatre company: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, The God that Comes, Homage, Revisited, The Russian Play, The Story of Mr. Wright, East of Berlin, Manners of Dying, and Cherry Docs. His productions have played at prestigious venues and festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe, The Sydney Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Magnetic North, PuSh, Pittsburgh International Fest of Firsts, Noorderzon, Aarhus Festival, Theaterformen Hanover, Luminato, and World Stage, and 59E59 (Off-Broadway in New York City).

Christian was nominated for 4 Drama Desk Awards in 2018, including for Best Production and Best Director. He won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production, and was nominated for an Outstanding Director Dora. Other selected awards: Three Theatre NS Merritt Awards for Outstanding Direction (nine nominations), Two for Outstanding New Play, and two for Outstanding Lighting Design. Christian received the 2008 Halifax Mayor’s award for an Emerging Artist, and the 2006-7 Urjo Kareda residency grant at the Tarragon Theatre.