Artist Bio

Lena Barnard

(Bio as of June 2023)

Lena Barnard is a queer playwright, dramaturg and theater maker. Currently based in Chicago, she has also made work in Austin and Philadelphia. Her work has been read and developed by the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, the SoLow Festival, UT New Theatre, Frontera Fest, Azuka Theatre, the Cohen New Works Festival, and PlayPenn. She was a member of the second class of the Philadelphia playwright’s lab, the Foundry @ PlayPenn. She has a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin.