NYCCT Artistic Director and Founder, Barbara Zinn Krieger was interviewed by Playbill’s Carey Purcell. Below Barbara reflects on creating children’s theater for over 20 years.
“The thing for me that’s so exciting is when I get an email from a parent, saying, ‘Thank you for this. I talked about it with my children all the way home. They asked all sorts of questions,'” Krieger said. “Parents are as engaged in our shows as kids.”
Reflecting on her accomplishments, Krieger has no plans of slowing down, even after accomplishing so much in a time when women have fought to achieve leadership positions.
“I think I had to fight harder to prove that I was genuine, that I really knew what I was talking about,” she said. “If a man comes in a powerful role we take for granted he got there the right way. If a woman does, we say, ‘How did she get there?’ … The old girl network is just beginning.”