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Barbara Eda-Young is an award-winning playwright and actor whose plays include The Hawk (co-author) produced at the Actors Playhouse New York City; Nobody, a runner up at the Humana Festival, Louisville, KY, and produced at the West Bank Theater in New York City; Chain Chain Angel Angel, a runner up at the Humana Festival, Louisville, KY; and Lillian Yuralia, winner of The Berrilla Kerr Grant, produced in New York City at HB Playwrights Theater and La MaMa E.T.C. directed by Austin Pendleton, and published by Samuel French. As an actor she began her career creating roles in many new plays by playwrights that include Sam Shepard and Leonard Melfi (originating the role of Velma Sparrow in Melfi's play Birdbath). She went on to star in Shepard's Operation Sidewinder at Lincoln Center and continued there as a part of the famed Lincoln Center Reportory Company in such plays as Tennessee Williams's Camino Real opposite Al Pacino and Merle Molofsky's Kool-Aid opposite Robert De Niro. Ms. Eda-Young starred as Stella in the Broadway Revival of Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and received an OBIE Award for her performance in Slavs by Tony Kushner at the New York Theater Workshop. Her many Off-Broadway acting credits include Drinks Before Dinner (E.L. Doctorow, dir. Mike Nichols), Trueblinka (Adam Rapp), Come Dog, Come Night (Bernard-Marie Koltes), A Shout Across the River (Stephen Poliakoff). Her numerous other theater credits as an actress include Maggie in After The Fall, (Arthur Miller), Rose in American Clock (Miller), Natasha in The Three Sisters (Chekhov, Williamstown Theater Festival), Bananas in The House of Blue Leaves (John Guare, East European Tour), and Patrice in A Fair Country (Jon Robin Baitz, Steppenwolf). Her film and T.V. credits include Serpico opposite Al Pacino and The Murder of Mary Phagan opposite Jack Lemmon.
Samuel French Titles by Barbara Eda-Young
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