Rachel King-Barr is the High School Theatre Director, at Briarcrest she directs fall plays, spring musicals and teaches Introduction to Theatre, Honors Acting, Speech Communication and Production Workshop at Briarcrest.
Mrs. King-Barr earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of Central Arkansas and her Master’s of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing from The University of Memphis. She has taught previously at The University of Memphis and Crichton College. In addition, she served for two years as the Director of Education and Outreach for Germantown Community Theatre.
Mrs. King-Barr has experience directing, teaching, and ministering to students of all ages, having served as the Interim Youth Director at Woodland Presbyterian Church as well as the Director of Children’s Ministries at South Highland Presbyterian Church. Her directing credits include The Velveteen Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland, James and the Giant Peach, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Far Away, The Legend of Lilith, and Eye of God, among many others. Her most recent Briarcrest productions include To Kill a Mockingbird and Mary Poppins. She also has adapted and co-written A Will Not His Own. Her professional experience extends to all aspects of the theatre, including scenic design, stage management, costume construction, and property design. She has also acted in dozens of plays for various companies.
In 2010, Mrs. King-Barr was recognized by The City of Germantown for “contributions to the theatrical arts and dedication to the youth of the community”. She has been an Ostrander Award nominee and adjudicator.