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Barbara Lebow

As The Colony's production of A Shayna Maidel is in performance, Barbara LeBow is the playwright in residence at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, heading the NEA/TCG Residency Program for Playwrights. 

Ms. LeBow  was born in Brooklyn and graduated from Vassar College.

Along with A Shayna Maidel, her plays include Lurleen, Tiny Tim is Dead, Trains, The Keepers, Cyparis, The Adventures of Homer McGundy, and Little Joe Monaghan. She has been active in Human Service projects, including bringing theatre to segments of the population who would not normally be involved in the arts, such as prison inmates, the developmentally disabled, the homeless, youth at risk, and those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Honors include the Georgia Governorís Award in the Arts in 1988 and the Atlanta Mayorís Fellowship in the Arts in 1986.