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Barbara Saxberg


When Barbara (she/her) returned to the stage several years ago after a long hiatus, it felt like coming home. And it sparked a renewed passion for acting and a return to the business. Barbara has since booked principal and lead roles in film and theatre, and produced her own short film this past summer.

Barbara brings intelligence, maturity, creativity, compassion, and general good nature to all her work. But more than that, she brings a spark and strength of spirit that draws audiences in. When she’s not working on set or on stage, Barbara is regularly in acting class, working on her craft, refining her skills.

What happened in those hiatus years? Barbara’s early work as an actor in her twenties and thirties was primarily in regional theatre. But life, as it often does, took her in a different direction. Barbara became an award-winning broadcast journalist, working as host, producer, editor, and documentary maker for CBC Network Radio. In radio, she learned to “write the way people talk”, bringing a deep understanding to the honest delivery of dialogue. Her creativity shone in her work, resulting in several international awards for her documentaries.

After leaving the CBC, Barbara launched her own business focused on workplace learning, conflict resolution, leadership, and meeting facilitation – each requiring its own unique type of performance. This work has instilled a strong belief in the importance of working collaboratively, supporting and making space for her co-creators.

On a personal note: Two children, three step kids, and eight grandchildren bring her constant joy and help keep her young. And she’s grateful to have found a life partner who makes her laugh every day and lets her know she is loved.