BA, Duke University, 2016
PhD, Stanford University, anticipated 2021
Kari Barclay is a theater director, researcher, and activist in Stanford's PhD in Theater and Performance Studies. Working at the intersection of theater and political theory, he currently studies the role of democracy, community, and the state in contemporary community-based performance.
Kari holds a BA in theater studies and political science from Duke University, where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar and Humanity in Action Fellow. His past directing work includes The Bull City Dignity Project (an original performance with Durham, NC teenagers about civil rights history, gentrification, and LGBT+ politics), Me Too Monologues (a nationwide program exploring identity in higher education), and All the World's a Stage (theater workshops with refugee youth). He continues to research and make theater at Stanford and in the Bay Area more broadly.
Directing, arts and activism, community-based performance, devised theater, research, scholarship
20 Minutes of Action (Stanford artists of color respond to sexual violence)--Stanford University, April 2017
An Indictment (original play about mass incarceration)--Duke University, March 2016
The Bull City Dignity Project (an original documentary theater piece with Durham, NC teenagers about civil rights history, gentrification, and LGBT+ politics)--Hayti Heritage Center, June 2015
Me Too Monologues (a nationwide program exploring identity in higher education)--Duke University and nationally, Oct. 2013-present