Barra studied Theatre at Goldsmiths and Trinity College Dublin. Barra began his career working in a mixture of creative and management roles at Battersea Arts Centre, Old Vic Tunnels, Manchester International Festival, Punchdrunk and the English National Opera. This varied experience fuels his collaborative approach to theatre making and led him to start LAStheatre.
Through his work with LAStheatre, Barra is committed to making and delivering exceptional and exciting arts projects, collaborating with communities, broadening the diversity of voices in the arts and creating accessible work.
Alongside this work, Barra has held visiting director / lecturing roles at Bath Spa University and the National Centre for Circus Arts. He is also the programmer of Masterclass at Theatre Royal Haymarket.