Barbara Wiechmann

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Biography

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Barbara Wiechmann grew up in Middle Haddam, Connecticut and attended Hamilton College before moving to New York where she resides as a writer and performer. She has written several plays, including Feeding the Moonfish, The Holy Mother of Hadley, New York, and The Secret of the Steep Ravines. Her work has been produced and workshopped at P.S. 122, the Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, BACA Downtown, HERE, the Ohio Theatre, and the Samuel Beckett Theatre. Her work has also surfaced at the Edinburgh, New York, Philadelphia, and Seattle fringe festivals (a wide variety of unjuried and uncensored theatre). In addition to her regular appearances at the New York Theatre Workshop, Wiechmann is also a New Georges affiliated artist and has been a longstanding member of the Arden Theatre Company. She is an NYSCA grant recipient and a Jane Chambers Award finalist.