Behind The Scenes

Barbra Berlovitz studied at the National Circus School and the Winter Circus in Paris, and she graduated from the Ecole Jacques Lecoq. She appeared in Act Without Words I & IIat the Samuel Beckett Festival, in Pafat the festival of Avignon, and in more than 200 performances internationally of A Party for Two with Dominique Serrand. Barbra wrote and directed The Nitty Gritty (1982), wrote The Cloud Keeper (1984), and co-authored Heroes (1983). In 1985 she played the title role in the company’s adaptation of the Lulu plays. During the 1986 season Barbra directed Jeune Lune in the first U.S. production of a major work by Czech writer Pavel Kohout, August, August, August. Barbra also directed the company in Alfred de Musset’s Lorenzaccio (1987). She co-wrote 1789 The French Revolution: Feast of Rage, Feast of Reason (1989), an official project of the American Committee on the French Revolution that received special funding from the French Government. In the 1989-90 season she directed an acclaimed production of Thomas Bernhard’s The Force of Habit, and in 1991 she staged Bertolt Brecht’s little-known comedy Puntila and his Chauffeur Matti. In 1994, Barbra directed her own adaptation of Emile Zola’s tragic novel Germinal. Barbra’s more recent acting credits at Jeune Lune include the Gardener in The Nightingale, famed actress Francoise Rosay in Children of Paradise: Shooting a Dream, Paquette in The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, M. Bassinet in Honeymoon China, Milady in The 3 Musketeers, and Viola in Twelfth Night. Last season, Barbra starred as Queen Elizabeth in The Dreams, Delusions, and Nightmares of Elizabeth the Second…QUEEN, directed the romantic triumph Cyrano, and played Dorine in Tartuffe.

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