J. Barry Lewis
J. Barry Lewis continues his association with Palm Beach Dramaworks and now serves as the theatre's Resident Director. He continues to direct at other South Florida theaters including the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. A five-time recipient of the Carbonell Award as well as the Curtain-Up Award for his direction and the Richard Fallow Award for Excellence in Professional Theatre, presented annually by the Florida Professional Theatres Association, 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. "For all the designers who have made my stage efforts look better than deserved, I extend my thanks for the creative work you bring to he process... Salute!"