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Lindsey Barr Professorial Lecturer Performing Arts

BS, Towson University, Theatre Studies
MS, University of Baltimore, Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship
PhD, University of Maryland, Theatre and Performance Studies

Dr. Lindsey R. Barr (she/her) is an arts administrator, educator, and dramaturg with over a decade of experience in nonprofit management. She has worked with organizations of all sizes including Baltimore Center Stage, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and Everyman Theatre, among others. Throughout her career she has garnered a wide variety of arts management experience having worked in front-of-house, marketing, education, general management, and artistic planning departments.

As the current Executive Director of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), she oversees all administrative operations including financial management, program planning and execution, as well as member support and regional development. She supports the work of the organization by maintaining the administrative integrity, improving upon best practices and creating new processes in the interest of long-term stability. Deeply invested in increasing equity in the arts and in higher education, she has served as an accessibility consultant to theatres in the region, was a founding member of the Disability Studies focus group for the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, and served on University-wide curriculum committees to build more inclusive courses as part of general education programs.

Dr. Barr earned a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Maryland, and her research focused on gendered and racialized representations of disability and madness on stage in the American musical. She has published scholarship in peer-reviewed journals and in anthologies including Studies in Musical Theatre, The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre, (M)Other Perspectives: Staging the Maternal in 21st Century Performance, and Review.
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Spring 2024

  • AMGT-408 Grant Writing for Nonprof Orgs

  • PERF-366 Theatre History II

Fall 2024

  • AMGT-472 Topics in Arts Management: Thriving in Business of Art

  • AMGT-674 Financial Mgmt in the Arts

  • AMGT-798 Seminar in Arts Management

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas
    Executive Director

  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education

  • American Society for Theatre Research

  • Association of Arts Administration Educators