Barbara Cassidy received her MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College. Her play, Interim, (nominated for the Barrie Stavis Award) premiered at SMU (Dallas) in March 2012, and is published in the anthology, New Downtown Now. Her work has been seen in New York at The Flea Theater, Playwrights’ Horizons, Little Theatre at Dixon Place, The New York International Fringe Festival, JACK and Bric Studios. She is a 2015 MacDowell Fellow and was a 2010-2011 LMCC Workspace Artist. She has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, is an affiliated artist with New Georges, and is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She teaches the class Seeing Rape with Shonna Trinch which looks at ideas, actions, uses, and depictions of rape in the world and culminates with student written plays performed by professional actors that Cassidy directs. She is working on a book project with Trinch about the Seeing Rape course and its plays. Cassidy's latest play is called Mrs. Loman and is a feminist imagining of what could happen to someone like Linda Loman from Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman after her husband Willy commits suicide.