Barbara Pitcher has directed over 35 productions in NYC and was awarded the Jean Dalrymple Award for Best Director in 1997 for Countenance and Heart Sounds. She has directed the works of Pinter, Chayesky, O’Neill, Shakespeare, Salinger, Chekov and opera composer Mark Grant.
As a performer she worked in television for 11 years in The Doctors, Search For Tomorrow, The Haunting of Rosalind and many others show. Highlights of her theatre career include Y Is A Crooked Letter, opposite Al Pacino (directed by Alec Rubin), and the creation of Monica in Robert E. Lee’s Sounding Brass. Her most recent film, Paté, has been seen worldwide, is an Official Sundance Selection, and has received over 15 awards, including The Grand Jury Award at Worldfest Film Festival. As an actress Barbara has “worked out” at The Actor’s Studio (Lee Strasberg being her mentor) and she is a Permanent Resident Director of the American Theatre Of Actors.
Barbara has a long history with Theatre Within as a performer and director. She has directed Joe Raiola in Confessions Of An Ex-Standup, Secret Secrets Of A Closet Heterosexual, The Joy of Censorship and Almost Obscene.