J. Barry Lewis
January 2014 · J. Barry Lewis continues his association with Palm Beach Dramaworks and now serves as the theatre's Resident Director. At Dramaworks he directed No Exit, The Chairs, The Boys Next Door, That Championship Season, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Side by Side by Sondheim, The Fourth Wall, Benefactors, Souvenir, and the award winning Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and, most recently, the acclaimed productions of Copenhagen and Three Tall Women.
He continues to direct at other South Florida theaters including the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. A three-time recipient of the Carbonell Award as well as the Curtain-Up Award for his direction, Barry has served as the Festival Artistic Coordinator of the City Theatre Summer Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays in Coral Gables. While Associate Artistic Director at Florida Stage, he directed over 30 productions, including several world premieres.
Barry presently serves as a Cultural Officer for the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, in Washington, D.C., and is a recipient of the Theatre League of South Florida's 2005 Remy Award for Leadership and Service to the Arts in South Florida.
He recently was honored as one of the first recipients of the Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts. Barry is proud to celebrate his 25th year as a member of the theatrical union Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
J. Barry Lewis has been involved in 26 productions at Palm Beach Dramaworks since 2004.