Chat With The Animals At UP Theater Company's A BARN PLAY Talkback, May 12

Talkback panel will feature Playwright Lizzie Donahue and Director Leslie Kincaid Burby.

By: May. 10, 2022
Enter Your Email to Unlock This Article

Plus, get the best of BroadwayWorld delivered to your inbox, and unlimited access to our editorial content across the globe.

Existing user? Just click login.

Chat With The Animals At UP Theater Company's A BARN PLAY Talkback, May 12

Northern Manhattan's UP Theater Company presents a very different kind of animal farm in the acclaimed world premiere of Lizzie Donahue's "A Barn Play," which continues its run from May 11 - May 21, 2022 at Inwood's Fort Washington Collegiate Church.

On Thursday May 12, there will be a talkback with playwright Lizzie Donahue, director Leslie Kincaid Burby+, and UP's Founding Artistic Director James Bosley who first heard a reading of the play four years ago.

This original and darkly comic fable explores the power of creating art amidst oppression when a cast of farm animals rehearses their show...and things go very wrong. Owl (Rik Walter*) attempts to rehearse his new play with a lively and opinionated ensemble of farm animals: Chicken (April J. Barber), Pig (Ariel Blake), Dog (Adam Burby), Cow (Erin Nelson), Sheep (Mary Albert), and Cat (Denisse Estefany Mendoza). Tensions flare when a crisis befalls the animals and the ensemble rejects Owl's arty attempt for one of their own devising.

Learn more at and


To post a comment, you must register and login.