M.E. Barker is a Chicago based director, writer, choreographer, and arts administrator. She has worked at Victory Gardens, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Emerald City Theatre Company. She also spent a year working as the head of the theatre division at Paonessa Talent Agency, booking some of Chicago’s strongest talent in regional and national theatrical work. M.E. has a BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University. She also spent time in Arezzo, Italy studying commedia dell’arte and acting.