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, articles, and essays. She also worked for seven years as an editor of academic journal articles.
Barrie currently has two full-length plays in development:
In Love With Night, about 20th century theatre impresario Eva Le Gallienne, had a developmental reading in January of 2020, produced by the Bechdel Project. Its first public reading was presented in 2018 by Wyrd Sisters Productions.
A Thousand Shapes, in which the romance between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West parallels a web of relationships among three university women, has had four developmental readings, most recently at Trinity Repertory Company in 2019.
Barrie's memoir essay "Can I Get a Witness?" was published in the Winter 2019 issue of online journal Months to Years. Click below to read (p. 29):
In 2016, Barrie wrote the screenplay for the short film Orphans, in which she also starred. She has written and performed two solo shows: piece(s), a performance-art collage (2006), and The Glamorous Life, a cabaret comedy (2009).
In 2013, Barrie received the Davis Wickham Playwriting Award at Brown/Trinity Rep.