Yunina Barbour-Payne

Scholar, Artist, Educator

From Art for Social Justice, Affrilachian Theater, Theatre for and with Youth to Short Comedy, you may find it all here.

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Yunina Barbour-Payne as Sally Mae Carter in Too Heavy For Your Pocket

“Yunina Barbour-Payne approaches her character Sally-Mae with an astute naivety that was genius.”

-Bryant Keith Wilson Broadway World Review (Feb 15, 2019)

“Barbour-Payne exudes fragility and abiding endurance.”

-D.L. Groover Houston Press (February 4, 2019)

In 2012, Yunina won a League of Cincinnati Theatre award for BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY for her role as Wiletta Mayer in Alice Childless's Trouble in Mind.

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Yunina as Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor

Check out a review of Barbour-Payne's performance as Mistress Quickly in Boiling Point Players The Merry Wives of Windsor (Houston, TX)