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BARBARA KAHN is an actor, playwright, director, acting and playwriting coach. She has performed in the U.S. and Europe. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., France and Germany. Theater for the New City has been the primary New York City home for Barbara’s plays since 1994. Barbara has directed in New York, Paris, and at the National Theatre in London. Among many awards, she was honored with the Torch of Hope Award for achievement in non-profit theatre, following past recipients Terrence McNally, John Guare, August Wilson, Horton Foote and A.R. Gurney; the joint Robert Chesley Playwriting Award/Wurlitzer Foundation Residency in Taos, NM; the James R. Quirk Award for the Performing Arts; and a 2017 Acker Award for her work in downtown theater. With Jackie S. Freeman, she co-authored the lyrics to “Actions are the Music of the Free,” music by Jennifer Giering, performed at the United Nations Tribute to Dame Nita Barrow. Barbara was named one of 2015’s “100 Women we Love” by GO! Magazine. Member: Actors Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, 365 Women a Year. www.barbara-kahn.com.