Barry Stewart Mann, MFA
ArtsNow Storytelling/Drama Consultant
Barry Stewart Mann, MFA, ArtsNow Storytelling/Drama Consultant, is a professional actor, storyteller and arts educator based in Atlanta. A graduate of Harvard University with an M.F.A. in Theatre from the University of San Diego, Barry has been on the faculty of Lesley University’s M.Ed. Program in Integrated Teaching through the Arts since 2008, teaching courses in “Drama and Critical Literacy” and “Cultural History through Storytelling.”
As an actor, Barry has performed across the country, including at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, the Florida Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Rep, and Studio Theatre in D.C., as well on such local stages as Theatrical Outfit, Theatre Emory, Horizon Theatre, and the Atlanta Shakespeare Theatre. As a storyteller, Barry has told tales to thousands in festivals, libraries, schools, camps, and beyond; was featured at the II Festival Internacional de Cuentacuentos in Santo Domingo, DR; was named the 1999 National Storyteller of the Year; and has been a regular contributor to the Public Radio program Recess!
Barry is a roster performer and teaching artist with the Alliance Theatre, Georgia Wolf Trap, Georgia Council for the Arts, Fulton County's Teaching Museum, and Atlanta Partnership for Arts in Learning, and worked in the past with Young Audiences, California Playwrights Project, and San Diego Institute for Arts Education. He has taught and led workshops in story and drama integration at numerous colleges and universities, including Georgia State, University of Florida, Utah State, Boise State, Middle Georgia State, Dalton State, and Young Harris.
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