Fall 2019 - Graduate Study at The New School by Bakari Lebby

Bakari is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Drama for Directing at The New School of Performing Arts this August.

They completed their Bachelor’s degree in Theatre with a minor in Sport and Entertainment Management at The University of South Carolina school of Arts & Sciences in May of 2013.

Bakari has also received the President’s Scholarship and Drama Supplemental Award for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.


More information on The New School of Drama can be found here.

"Sunset Baby" nominated for Free Times Best of Columbia 2018 by Bakari Lebby

The Trustus Theatre production of “Sunset Baby”, directed by Bakari Lebby, has been nominated for Best Local Theatre Production by the readers of the Free Times!

The Voting period is from June 6 to June 30. More information can be found here at the Free Times’ website.

2017 Jasper Theatre Artist of the Year by Bakari Lebby

The Jasper Project announced Bakari as the recipient of their Theatre Artist of the Year Award on December 5, 2017!

Photo by Forrest Clonts

Photo by Forrest Clonts


More information can be found here, at The Jasper Project's website!

Bakari is currently directing a production of Dominique Morriesau's "Sunset Baby", running February 23 through March 3 at Trustus Theatre.

More information and tickets can be found here, at Trustus's website!

"One Another" - The Jasper Project | Syzygy - "The Eclipse Plays" by Bakari Lebby

Bakari is directing a new 10 minute play by Jon Tuttle and Cindy Turner entitled "Another One".

The cast includes Trustus Theatre company members Avery Bateman and Jason Stokes.

The play, along with five other Eclipse Plays, is produced by The Jasper Project and runs twice on August 17, 2017 at 7pm and 10pm at Tapp's Arts Center. 

An interview with Bakari is available at The Jasper Project.  

Tickets and further information are available from Tapp's Arts Center.  

"Sunset Baby" at Trustus Theatre by Bakari Lebby

Trustus has announced their 33rd season, and Bakari is directing "Sunset Baby" by Dominique Morrisseau in the Cohn Side Door Theatre.  

The play runs February 23 - March 3, 2018.  

The rest of Trustus's season can be seen here

Free Times: Best of Columbia by Bakari Lebby

Kari has been nominated for Best Local Tweeter by the readers of the Free Times!

Head to their site to vote starting June 7 through June 30.

Trustus Theatre's production of American Idiot, which Kari appeared in, is also nominated for Best Musical!