Meet the V-Day Portsmouth 2015 Cast: Deb Barry

Deb Barry (photo by Ben Bagley)

Q – How long have you been involved in theater?

I recall an early original production (for which I was producer, director, and lead) when I was around the age of 7 or 8. It was a neighborhood performance staged at my best friend’s house for our families. So, it’s been … years!

Q – What are some of your favorite recent productions?

Missing Wynter – book & music/directed by Billy Butler (co-stage manager); The Gift of the Magi: the Musical – adaptation by David Mauriello with music by Rob Johnson (director/producer); Without Walls – by Lawrence Hennessy (director/producer); The Smallest Room in the House – by Paul Goodwin (director) – all at the Players’ Ring and BareFruit: an Original Musical – concept by Frances Page at West End Studio Theatre (co-writer/director/producer).

Q – Have you performed in the Vagina Monologues before?

No.

Q – What made you want to be involved in V-Day this year?

After seeing the 2014 production, it appealed to my passion for ‘awareness’ work. Having not performed on stage over 30 years, I didn’t initially think about performing in the 2015 production but felt compelled to get involved in some way. Just before this fall’s auditions, I decided to challenge myself and audition. Feeling pleased that I accomplished that, I was even more delighted when I was cast in the sextet. For me, this is personal.

Q – Who is the most influential woman in your life?

My mother is most influential on so many levels….as a mother, an activist, a woman ahead of her time.

Q – What or who inspires you?

I am inspired by people who care about and help others.

Get your Tickets For V-Day Portsmouth 2015 The Vagina Monologues at The Music Hall now!

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