Sherri Eden Barber is a New York-based theatre director. Recent directing credits include: Herman Kline’s Midlife Crisis with Adam Lefevre (The Beckett), Inadmissible (Canal Park Playhouse), Latrell Live Tonight! (Joe’s Pub), Love, Yourself (New York Theatre Workshop/IHI Gala), Moonlight on the Bayou and Pump (Frederick Lowe Theatre/Hunter College), Carthaginians and Angels in America: Perestroika (Stella Adler Conservatory/NYU), Tapefaces (Ars Nova/ANT Fest), Dance Lessons (Theatre Row, winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival), Empire of the Trees (Abingdon Theatre), References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Hangar Theatre-Wedge), Only You Can Prevent Wildfires (Culture Project), How To Quit Smoking and Baptism (Atlantic). She has developed new work with The Orchard Project, New York Theatre Workshop, The Harlem Stage, The Classic Theatre of Harlem, Primary Stages, The Flea Theater, Culture Project, The 24 Hour Play Company, and The Old Vic.
Sherri assistant directed Family Furniture with Thomas Kail (The Flea Theater), Side Effects with David Auburn (MCC), The Killing of Sister George directed by and starring Kathleen Turner (Long Wharf Theatre), and Close Up Space with Sheryl Kaller (O’Neill Theatre Center). Sherri was Kathy Najimy's Assistant Director for two of Glamour Magazine's "These Girls" productions featuring Olivia Wilde, Rashida Jones, Zosia Mamet and Amy Poheler among others (Joe's Pub). Sherri also worked with Jose Rivera as his assistant director and co-producer on the Workshop Production/New York Premiere of his play Brainpeople. As a director with The 24 Hour Play Company, she has assistant directed for Thomas Kail, Christian Parker, Jessica Bauman and Leigh Kilton-Smith (The 24 Hour Play Company/American Airlines Theater) and Moises Kaufman (The 24 Hour Musicals/Joe's Pub).
Sherri is a Drama League Directing Fellow and recipient of the US/UK Exchange Award to direct in London. She was awarded the SDCF Directing Observership and was an Ockrent Directing Fellowship nominee. She has received extensive training in Mike Leigh improvisational / development techniques and is a member of AT PLAY and the Old Vic/New Voices Network.
Sherri received her MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama and her BA in Women, Performance Art & Activism with a specialization in Women and Comedy from University of Maryland, College Park.