Barbra Berlovitz co-founded the 2005 Tony award winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune and was co-artistic director of the company for 25 years. She is a graduate of Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France, where she also studied at the National Circus School. In recent years she has studied with Patsy Rodenburg and Philippe Gaulier. For Jeune Lune Barbra wrote, directed, acted, and taught. She directed the first United States production of a major work by Pavel Kohout, August August, August and a critically acclaimed production of Thomas Bernhard’s The Force of Habit. She also directed her and Paul Walsh’s adaptation of Emile Zola’s Germinal. Her acting credits with TJL include Lulu, Arkadina, Medea, Gertrude, Milady, and Antigone. Half of her work at TJL involved creations. In 2009 she wrote and starred in Stories As Told In a Bed. She most recently performed the role of Mother Courage. Barbra has directed and taught at Carleton College, Augsburg University, University of California San Diego, Fairfield University, and the Eugene O’Neill National Theater Institute. She is currently directing, acting, and teaching in the Twin Cities and is a member of the affiliate faculty in the Theatre and Dance Department of the University of Minnesota.
Barbra has been honored with a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, a Mcknight Fellowship, a TCG/ITI grant, and a Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Actors.