June Bowser-Barrett retired from teaching writing at Middlesex Community College. A resident of Sandwich, she is currently a member of the Sandwich Arts Alliance and Playwrights’ Platform, Boston. In 2009 and 2012, she appeared in the Image Theater’s (Lowell) City Stories Night with “Irish Spring” and “The Bad Dates Contest.” These were later expanded into one-woman performance pieces. “Mrs. Shanley’s Irish Spring” won the audience favorite award (2010) at the New England Fringe Festival in Burlington, MA. She was included in FEMNOIRE, the first women’s playwriting festival held in Lowell, MA in 2011 with “The Letter” which was also featured on “Live from Studio A” at Lowell’s TC channel the same year.
From 2010 through 2014, she was a member of the company at the Atlantis Playmakers Theater in Burlington, MA. She was a producer, director, stage manager, and sometimes actor until the theater’s lights went dark in late 2014. She returned to FEMNOIRE in 2013 with “Ashes I,” and in 2015 with “Sister Can You Spare a Dime?” and “You Who” in 2017. “Ashes II” was included in Playwrights’ Platform’s Summer Festival at BU’s Walcott Theater in 2013, and “Home Invasion” in 2014. “Sister Can You Spare a Dime?” was the first play featured in “Play Café” at Watertown’s WTC channel series of plays and playwrights in 2013. Her comedy DNA was first produced as a one-act, work in progress by Theater with a Twist in Lexington/Acton in 2012. FAIR XCHANGE is her latest full-length comedy. It was a semi-finalist in the Neil Simon Theater’s 2015 new play contest. She is at work on a new comedy called “December: Middlesex County.”