Barbara Trainin Blank

Growing up in New York City, seeing plays was a steady family diet. 

I've been writing about theater and the performing arts -- either in reviews or previews -- for two decades. Several of my short plays have been workshopped or given staged readings; two full-length plays have been produced, and two have been published.

Trainin Blank moved to the DC area in 2013. She's a member of the Playwrights Alliance of Pennsylvania and the Alliance Jewish Theatre.

BWW Review: THE INFINITE TALES at 4615 Theatre Company
December 10, 2019

There's a lot of energy and creativity onstage during 4615 Theatre Company's world premiere of The Infinite Tales -- and they come not only from the actors. The performers are accompanied by live and recorded music, props that take up a good part of the stage (mostly suitcases and trunks, suggesting the long-distance travel the main characters must undergo), shadow puppets and screens, and paper cut-outs, among others.