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WINNER! 2024 MONTREAL FRINGE FRANKIE STORYTELLING AWARD
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ABOUT

Bio

Iris Bahr is an award-winning writer, actor, director, producer and host of the hit X-Rae and Near Death podcasts. She has written two humorous memoirs: Dork Whore, about her travels through Asia, and Machu My Picchu, about her adventures through South America and college experience. She also co-authored Book of Leon with comic JB Smoove.  Her books have been translated into numerous languages and Dork Whore is currently being adapted into a feature film.

Having appeared on countless TV shows, Ms. Bahr is best known for her recurring role on Curb your Enthusiasm, where she plays Rachel Heinemann, the Orthodox Jewish Girl that gets stuck on a ski-lift with Larry David, Hacks, The Conners, and her cable series Svetlana, executive produced by Mark Cuban, which she also wrote and directed for two seasons.

Iris has written and performed six solo shows. Her most recent show, Stories from The Brink, premiered 

in Montreal and won the 2024 Frankie Storytelling Award. She is headed to Toronto with her other show, See You Tomorrow, which was nominated for the 2024 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New play. Her critically acclaimed solo show, "DAI (enough)”, which she also performed at the United Nations for over 100 ambassadors and delegates, had a hit run Off-Broadway, has toured around the world, and won the prestigious Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Performance, as well as two Drama Desk and UK Stage Award nominations. 

As a stand-up comic, Iris has performed both in the US and abroad, including at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. She performs  stand-up regularly both in New York City and abroad,  accompanied by a Jazz trio, combining  her love of comedy and Jazz music, and also hosts a weekly podcast X-RAE, as her alter ego Rae Lynn Caspar White. (www.xraepod.com). Her guests have included Doug Liman, Lawrence O' Donnell,  bestselling author Kurt Andersen, neuroscientists, entrepreneurs and more. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, where she studied Neuropsychology. She conducted brain research at Stanford and at the UCLA brain mapping center before pursuing acting and writing full time. 

She currently resides in NY and when not touring and performing, teaches writing, conducts public speaking workshops and works with artists privately helping them develop and direct their work. 

REEL

THE NEAR DEATH PODCAST

Iris hosts various comedians and cultural icons who share hilarious and harrowing near death experiences. 

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Episode 1: Lenny Marcus & James Mattern

THE X-RAE PODCAST

Hosted by Iris's alter ego, redneck intellectual Rae Lynn Caspar White, Rae chats with everyone from actors to neuroscientists in surprisingly insightful and sharp conversations. 

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Solo Shows

SOLO SHOWS

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Montreal June 6-16th WINNER FRANKIE AWARD

Nominated for the Helen Hayes Award
Coming to Toronto July 2024

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DAI (enough)

Off Broadway Run, World Tour​

Command Performance at the United Nations

*Winner: Lucille Lortel Award: Best Solo Performance

*2 Drama Desk Nominations

*UK Stage Award Nomination

DAI 2.0

Directed by Jessica Hanna

presented to a live streamed audience

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I LOST YOU THERE

Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC

Broadwater Stage, Los Angeles

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SVETLANA
TV series
Created, written, directed and starring Iris as Svetlana. Aired for two seasons. EP Mark Cuban.

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"Bahr balances pungent humor, bittersweet pathos and a sublime charm."

-LA Weekly

BOOKS

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PUBLIC SPEAKING, WRITING & ACTING COACHING

Ms. Bahr is a highly sought after Public Speaking, writing and acting coach, working with everyone from CEOs and finance executives, to pilots and entrepreneurs prepping for pitches, TED talks or other speaking events, as well as with everyday individuals just looking to improve their communication skills. She utilizes her 20 years of experience as a solo performer and teacher to work from the outside in, garnering long lasting results. 

She also provides writing services, whether they be helping write clients presentations from scratch or perfecting what they already have. She is available for Skype sessions and has worked with clients across the globe, from NY and LA to Israel and Dubai. Her foreign clients also work with her on their English skills and accent reduction when needed.

 

  

 

"Working with Iris was fantastic. She prepared me for a major talk in the US. Her style is fun and engaging, not to mention she’s extremely efficient and the results are immediate. I highly recommend her as a public speaking coach.”  - Omri Tamir, COO, Cheq

"Iris is amazing and has an uncanny ability to hone in on each person’s skills and limitations. Her workshops are a must for any company leaders that want to improve the efficacy of their team members. We were thrilled with the results! and our team members had a fantastic time!" - Gabi Peles, CTO Eyeview

"Iris helped me to prepare for my 30 minute appearance on CNN, Talks@Google, and taking the stage at the Hay House I Can Do It conference.She was highly professional and amazing to work with. The transformation in my skill level has been remarkable. I recommend her highly as a speaking coach." - Karen Henson Jones - Author, Motivational Speaker

"Iris is phenomenal! Super smart, with a mile long track record of acting, writing and directing experience, not to mention kind and a lot of fun to be with. She guided me through some professional obstacles, to the success I'm seeing now." - Jonathan H.  

PRESS

BOOKS
PUBLIC SPEAKING COACHING
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CONTACT

REPRESENTATION

Talent Agent:

Theatrical (Film, TV, Stage) 

Glenn Salners, Point Person

Artists and Representatives (323) 655-1313

gsalners@artists-reps.com

Literary Agent : Film & TV

REBL

Vanessa Livingston

(310)247-9898

vlivingston@rbelagency.com

 

Commercials 

NY: Tracy Goldblum at BBR
tgoldblum@bbrtalent.com

LA:  Ashley Partington at Arise Artists Agency

Ashley.Partington@AriseAA.com

 

Management 

Cindy Ambers 

Art/Work Entertainment 

(323) 456-0333

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