Since writing her first short story at the age of six, Barrie has composed hundreds of written works in a variety of genres, including plays, screenplays, poetry, songs, and creative essays. She also worked for seven years as a freelance academic editor. Barrie holds an MFA in Acting from Brown/Trinity Rep -- where she also studied playwriting -- and a BA in Theatre and English from Cornell University.
In 2016, Barrie wrote the screenplay for the short film Orphans, in which she also starred. Her short play More Than Life was featured in the 2011 First Look Festival in Providence. Her full-length drama A Thousand Shapes has had readings in the 2010 National NewBorn Festival, the 2013 Brown/Trinity Playwrights Lab, and at Theater 54 in New York in 2017. She has also written and performed two solo shows: piece(s) (2006: Ithaca, NY) and The Glamorous Life (2009 & 2010: NYC). In 2013, Barrie received the Davis Wickham Award for excellence in playwriting from Brown/Trinity Rep.
Barrie is currently developing a cabaret show and two new full-length plays. In addition to writing, she also works as an actor, singer, audiobook narrator, and acting/dialect coach.