Barter Theatre


Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director

Jeremy Wright, Managing Director

Nicholas Piper, Associate Director, New Play Development and Director of Barter's Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

Katy Brown, Associate Director, Casting and Personnel and Artistic Director of The Barter Players

Camille Davis, Associate Director, Director of Production

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Submission Policy:

Barter Theatre holds local auditions each year in mid-December for casting in the next season. Full information about the roles, what to prepare and how to sign up will appear in late October/early November.

Barter is also in attendance at UPTA, Washington DC Liaison Auditions, and other regional auditions on an annual basis. Holding New York calls each year, as well, through Paul Russell Casting.

For questions regarding casting, contact Associate Artistic Director at

Script Submissions:
Since 1933, Barter Theatre has been developing new works and nurturing area talent. The Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights has gained national attention by developing a process that has resulted in new plays being produced not only on one of Barter’s two stages, but in regional theatres across the country.For more information, visit our website or contact:

Nicholas Piper, Director
Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
P.O. Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212

Theater Types:

LORT, Equity, Musical, Classical, New Work, Contemporary Plays, Children's Theater


Barter is a resident company of passionate professional artists and leaders dedicated to serving and enriching our region by creating live theatre in repertory; by providing a nurturing environment for all involved; by embracing and celebrating Appalachia; by being stewards of the legacy of Barter Theatre; by using theatre as a vehicle for education; and by providing audiences, both youth and adult, with an extraordinary and enlightening experience each and every time they engage with us.

Barter Theatre: LORT D
Stage II: LORT D