Barry Stewart Mann

Barry Stewart MannAbout the Artist:
Barry Stewart Mann is an Atlanta-based actor, storyteller, writer and educator.  He has a BA from Harvard and an MFA from the University of San Diego, and has been working in theatre, storytelling, and arts education for three decades. He is a world traveler, conversant in several languages, and brings a ‘global citizen’ outlook to his work.  He performs and teaches through the Alliance Theatre, Young Audiences, Lesley University, and the Atlanta Partnership for Arts in Learning.  Barry customizes programs, workshops and residencies for schools and communities, and strives to address issues of equity and justice through the stories and drama that underlie our shared cultures and imbue our lives. He was named the 1999 “National Storyteller of the Year”; his stories have been heard on public radio stations in many parts of the country through the “Recess!” program; and he has been commissioned to create living history pieces by the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and the California Council for the Humanities.  Barry was recently one of two U.S. tellers featured at the Festival Internacional de Cuentacuentos in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Since 2008, Barry has worked with the Prime Time Family Reading Time Program through the Dekalb County Public Libraries.

Current Projects:
Barry offers a variety of theatrical storytelling performances addressing historical, cultural, and literary topics, with a focus on programs for children.  They include “A World of Stories”; “Un Mundo de Cuentos”; “Peace Pipes and Talking Leaves:  Cherokee Leaders and Lore”; “The Living Labyrinth: A-Maz-ing Myths of Ancient Greece”; “Shakespeare’s Fun House”; “American Spine” (an extended personal travel narrative); and a group of thematic programs based on children’s literature: “Mr Bugaboo’s Bugazoo,” “CultureMan to the Rescue,” “Drippy’s Daring Adventures,” “Hector Snector, Dream Collector,” and “Smarty Barty’s Arty Party.”  Barry is also available for workshops, residencies, and keynotes, with special focus on the power and potential of Arts Infusion and Process

Contact Info:
Barry Stewart Mann
254 Connecticut Av. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307-2212

Fee Structure:

  • Single Performance:  from $250
  • Multiple Performances:  double from $450, triple from $600, etc.
  • Workshops and Residencies:  from $300/half-day, $500/day, $2000/week
  • Keynotes:  from $500

Artistic Discipline:

  • theater
  • spoken word
  • poetry
  • literary arts
  • film/video
  • new media
  • folkloric/traditional cultural
  • storytelling

Special programs available for:

  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12
  • Immigrant populations

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.