Barry J. McConatha is an award-winning producer/director and writer. In addition to working behind the scenes, he also performed on stage, film, and in video productions during his 35 year career at Auburn University. After retirement, Barry moved to Americus and joined Sumter Players and currently serves on its Board of Directors as well as the Americus Sumter County Arts Council. He directed the SPI production of God of Carnage in 2022, and was assistant director/stage manager in productions last season. He enjoyed being back on stage in his first lead performance in Bloody Murder in 2023. He will be directing Love, Sex, and the I. R. S. for Sumter Players in May of this year.