Laura Lewis-Barr

Laura Lewis-Barr

Director, Playwright, Screenwriter and Filmmaker

Chicago, Illinois

Member Since:
October 2012
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About Laura

Laura started in the theatre and now is making stop motion shorts. Her first stop motion, "The Doctor's Last Day" is a featured selection next month in the Film Girl Film Festival (Milwaukee). Her second short, "The Gardener" is a featured selection next month in the Twin Falls Sandwich Film Festival. Laura documents her filmmaking on the blog

Laura's play, "Cloistered Honey" was made into a low budget film through Inspirare Productions. "Cloistered Honey" has been an official selection at the Red Dirt International Film Festival (nominated for Best Writing - Drama) and the Eugene International Film Festival (Awarded Best Screenplay – Feature.) It is now available on Amazon. Chernobyl's Fire won the Playwrights First Award and was a finalist in the O'Neill Theatre Center National Playwrights Conference Competition and Steppenwolf Theatre’s “First Look.” Marvelous Tales, and Odysseus Comes Home have been published by YouthPlays and The Vase is published with Heartland Plays. Press response to Laura’s writing: “earnest, funny, introspective”— Chicago’s Daily Herald; “intriguing and carefully drawn…Lewis-Barr’s writing drives the production” --- Pittsburgh Post Gazette; “riveting” -- Windy City Times. Laura’s Masters Degree in Drama is from San Francisco State University . Before her move to the country, (to work as Artistic Director/Theatre Professor at Sauk Valley College) Laura was a member of the Playwrights Collective and Chicago Dramatists.



  • The Gardener

    The Gardener (2019)
    Film (short) by Inspirare Productions Writer/Director/Filmmaker Dee is granted unlimited wishes by a grateful beetle, which leads to unforeseen problems.

  • The Doctor's Last Day

    The Doctor's Last Day (2019)
    Film (short) by Inspirare Productions (Animation) Writer/Director/Filmmaker A therapist tries to help four different friends who see him on the same day.

  • Cloistered Honey

    Cloistered Honey (2012)
    Film by Inspirare Productions (Comedy and Romance) Director/Writer


  • Official Selection, Animated Short, Twin Falls Sandwich Film Festival

  • Official Selection, Animated Short, Film Girl Film Festival

  • Nominated for best writing in a Drama. Red Dirt Film Festival.

  • Official selection, Eugene International Film Festival

  • Official selection, Red Dirt International Film Festival

  • Winner, Best Screenplay, Feature, Eugene Film Festival

  • Official selection, Spirit Enlightened Film Festival, (


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