Leslie Barker, Director of Outreach and Education

 Leslie Barker received her B.A. from William Carey University and her M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Memphis. Leslie is a writer, director, and teaching artist. Throughout her time as Director of Outreach and Education at Theatre Memphis, she has had the privilege of working with incredible young artists all over Memphis, particularly in the Orange Mound community with the performance group, SPEAK.  Leslie has collaborated with many wonderful Memphis arts and community organizations including the Grizzlies Team Up Mentoring Program, RedZone Ministries, the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, Chatterbox Audio Theater, Rhodes College, Shelby country Schools, the Caritas Village, FEMMEmphis, and the Center for Transforming Communities.  

lbarker@theatrememphis.org, 901.682.5261

Lena Wallace Black, Manager of Outreach and Education

Lena received her BFA in Theatre Performance from The University of Memphis and is an Ostrander award winning actress that has performed with many theatre companies around Memphis. Lena worked as a ShoWagon teaching artist for 4 years before taking on the role of Manager and Outreach of Education.

showagon@theatrememphis.org, 901.682.5261