Storytellers

Tanya Barfield

Playwright + Storyteller

Tanya Barfield

(New Dramatists, Playwrights Horizons)

RECENT WORK  Time Warner Foundation supported my play, BLUE DOOR, which was seen at Playwrights Horizons.  BLUE DOOR is about an African American mathematician that is haunted by his – and America’s – ancestral heritage.

I SAW MY FIRST PLAY when I was 16.  It was Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  If I had known that there was such a thing as a “living playwright,” I would have become one sooner.

I WRITE BECAUSE of who I am and to be more than who I am.  When I write, I create a world that doesn’t exist to help answer my questions of this world.

Tanya Barfield

Playwright + Storyteller