Barbara Zinn Krieger
Barbara Zinn Krieger founded New York City Children's Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) during her 22-year tenure as Executive Director and Founder of New York's Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre. Krieger has been writing children's operas and musicals for more than 15 years. Credits include book and lyrics for The Merry Muldoons (The Vineyard Theatre, Colden Center at Queens College) and Appelemando's Dreams (The Vineyard Theatre, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Colden Center at Queens College) with composer James Kurtz, and Little Kit (Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, The Vineyard Theatre), The Butterfly, Jose Limon: The Making of an Artist, and Sky Boys with composer Charles Greenberg. She has also written Beautiful Warrior (Jin Xiang, composer), the book and additional lyrics for The Upside Down Boy (Lyrics by Juan Felipe Herrera and Music by Cristian Amigo) and the book for The Orphan Singer (featuring the music of Antonio Vivaldi, music selection and arrangement by Rick Erickson), all for New York City Children's Theater. Ms Krieger is currently librettist for Clara: The Life and Loves of Clara Schumann, a two-act adult opera, music composed by Victoria Bond. Ms. Krieger is a recipient of the Opera America Distinguished Service Award. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Columbia University School of the Arts, and an MA in Speech and Theatre from Teachers College, Columbia University.