"I've loved theatre all my life. Ever since I was nine years old and checked out my first play from the Echo Park Library. There is something about the magic of theatre that has excited and informed me as a creative artist."
Barbara White Morgan, Playwright
Barbara White-Morgan is a native Angeleno who grew up in the Echo Park district. She started writing plays in the early 1970s when she was accepted into the prestigious Writer's Guild Open Door Writing Program. It was there that she found her voice as a playwright.
And Barbara credits the Towne Street Theatre Company for their important contribution to her creative efforts. A founding member of Towne Street Theatre, their longstanding relationship began in 1993 with a staged reading of Barbara's play, "Derivatives," which was followed by productions including "The Dance Begins When The Waltz Goes Backwards," "An American Tract," "Digital Natives," "Babble Rousers" and staged readings of "Daily Entries," "Crawdaddy," and "1969" which had its World Premiere at Towne Street Theatre on October 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Barbara received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from California State Los Angeles and worked for many years as a copywriter for several major retail department stores. In the 1990s, she was the Associate Editor for the Black Traveler Magazine.