John Raymond Barker is an actor, singer, writer, director, and voice over artist living in NYC. A Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Houston School of Theatre, John recently co-wrote the devised work, Gold Coast, with Stages on the Sound for Metropolitan Playhouse’s Gilded Stage Festival. John writes and directs YouTube shorts and music videos ranging from satire and comedy to politics and activism. He has written and directed the 8-part web series, The Message Board. John has also written the original one-man shows, Jerby: Fully Loaded, Jerby With A “Y”,  A Very Jerby Christmas, and The Lady Gaga Christmas Spectacular. John has directed with the Alley Theatre’s Houston Young Playwright’s Exchange. John has also been a recurring guest on HuffPost Live, offering his opinion on a variety of topics from politics to entertainment.

John is currently writing the music, lyrics, and book for the new musical, Vampire Drag Queen, and he has just released his debut album, Our First Christmas Together.

The playlist below includes shorts that were written & directed by John Raymond Barker for YouTube, including Broadway ZombieFierce iPhone4S UpdateStarbucks is GAY!The Bigot’s Guide to the Homosexual LifestyleBooty Text, and The Worst Christmas Pageant Ever.

The Message Board
An 8-part web series about a theatre message board.
The playlist below includes all 8 episodes of The Message Board (3 episodes are 2 parts due to old YouTube restrictions) as well as the trailer, a Bloopers reel and a 2-part Behind The Scenes video.
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