Artist Bio

Barbara McBee

(Bio as of September 2023)

A Chicago-based published writer and storyteller for more than three decades, Barbara L. McBee is a Goodman teaching artist and a former bureau chief, news director, reporter, editor and public relations liaison for the Three Tenors. Recent performances include All the Sex I’ve Ever Had (Museum of Contemporary Art), Fillet of Solo (Lifeline Theatre), This Much is True (GeNarrations, Goodman Theatre), InterGens (Goodman Theatre) and Theatre on the Lake. A piece of her work was included in a Yoko Ono 2019 exhibit in Montreal and Leipzig. Her books include From a Place to Behold: Goodman Collection and The Art of Making Stone Love Stone: Poetry Collection.


Barbara McBee is a member of the 2023 ReGeNarrations cohort, a new Goodman education program which trains GeNarrations storytellers to become teaching artists.