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We're sorry to share that the January 21-23 performances of The Great Leap have been canceled, as we've detected breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in the production group. If you have tickets to one of these performances, please explore your ticket options here. Our highest priority is always the health and safety of every cast, crew, staff, and audience members in the theater, so we appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

Barbie Wu

Barbie Wu


Born and raised in Taiwan, Barbie discovered her passion for acting in 2003 as an exchange student in Eugene. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from Southern Methodist University in 2014. She is a resident artist and the education manager at Artists Repertory Theatre and was featured in the titular role of The Chinese Lady, Today Is My Birthday Audio Drama, Better Maybe, Magellanica Audio Drama, A Doll’s House, Part 2, Everybody, and Magellanica. Her other credits include The Break (Long Distance Affair, a co-production of Juggerknot Theatre and PopUP Theatrics), Renaissance: Technically! (Portland Center Stage) , The Wolves (Portland Playhouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Anonymous Theatre Company), The Mermaid Hour (Milagro), Slavs! (Southern Methodist University), Mother Courage (Oregon Contemporary Theatre), Shakespeare in Hollywood (Very Little Theatre), King Lear (Lane Community College), and she was a founding ensemble member of Bootstrap Theater Company in Truckee, California. Barbie is a teaching artist with Hand2Mouth, Portland’s longest-running theater ensemble, and a barista at Tōv, Portland’s only double-decker coffee bus.

Portland Center Stage Credits*

The Great Leap Associate Director
Renaissance: Technically Artist / Company Member

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