Libby Barnard

Executive VA

Libby Barnard (she/her/hers) is an actor, teaching artist, producer, and cat whisperer. She is a recent MFA graduate of the Academy for Classical Acting with Shakespeare Theatre Company in association with George Washington University (try saying that 5 times fast!) Libby is thrilled to join the Satiated Artist community. Described as a mix between a Disney Princess and Xena the Warrior Princess, Libby is bold, curious and tenacious. Libby is known for creating characters who balance their strength & resilience with their deep vulnerability. Whether she’s in a highly-physical comedy or a grounded, emotionally-available drama, in both classical and daring new work, Libby works with aligning her guts, intellect, and imagination in all her characters. Before pursuing her M.F.A. with the ACA, you could find Libby wandering the mountains and thrift stores of the Pacific Northwest in Seattle, WA. She’s ecstatic to continue her adventures in NYC. Visit libbybarnard.com for more information.

Artist Statement

"“Be open. Be listening. Be gentle. Be persistent. Persevere and Repeat.” This is the psalm my deep-self sings to strengthen my thoughts, my body, and my imagination-- to find balance in both power and ease. As an artist, my goal is to embrace the unknown--to leap into the complicated, with sensitivity and freedom, and hope without a shadow of a doubt that I will fly. With a deep connection to breath, body, gut, and my collaborators, I find the courage to follow curiosity, discover the opportunities in obstacles, and relish the surety of surprise."