Veronica Coburn was a founding member of Barabbas, for whom she wrotes, acted and directed. Coburn also works extensively in youth theatre. She was Artistic Director of the National Festival of Youth Theatres in Monaghan in 1998 and of the Ulster Association of Youth Theatre's Millennial Youth Festival in Belfast. Coburn has also directed for The Corn Exchange ('Car Show') and for the Civic Theatre ('The Twits').