Quenna Lené Barrett
Quenna Lené Barrett is a theater artist and practitioner, who founded two Theatre of the Oppressed-based programs to amplify teens’ voice and hold space to rehearse, tell, and change the stories of their lives. She is an actress, director, teaching artist, cultural fieldworker, TO practitioner, and organizer. Recent Chicago performance and directorial credits include: Eclipsed at Pegasus (AD), Radio Golf at Court Theatre (u/s), This Boat Called My Body and First with FYI (Director), Theatre Unspeakable’s Moon Shot and American Revolution. Quenna is a two-time DCASE Individual Artist Program grant awardee, was a recent Santa Fe Art Institute Equal Justice resident, and is a current artist-in-residence with Free Street Theatre. Quenna received her BFA from NYU Tisch in Drama, her MA in Applied Theatre from the University of Southern California, and is currently pursuing a doctorate of education in Educational Theatre for Colleges and Communities at NYU Steinhardt. She is Goodman Theatre’s new Associate Director of Education, and co-curator for Theatre on the Lake.