Barter Theatre Announces 2020 Lineup for College Playwrights Festival

January 25, 2020   |   11 am @ Barter Theatre

ABINGDON, VA. – Barter Theatre’s College Playwrights Festival is a one-act playwriting festival dedicated to celebrating college undergraduate playwrights, giving them an opportunity to develop their work in a professional environment. Three college playwrights have been selected to have their plays developed and read by Barter’s acting company!

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The schedule of readings will take place Jan. 19 at Barter’s Smith Theatre:

“Bell” by Sarah Hinerman (Fairmont State University, West Virginia) at 1 p.m.

“A Broken Watch” by Emily Pope (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) at 2 p.m.

“Revolutionary” by Lee Kromer (Davidson College, North Carolina) at 3 p.m.

The winner of Barter Theatre’s 2020 College Playwrights Festival will be read by Barter’s resident acting company on Saturday, Jan 25 at 11 a.m. Barter’s College Playwriting Festival celebrates students studying theater and playwriting. Learn more about this festival at

Barter’s CPF also includes free workshops for any college student interested in developing professional theatre skills. Catherine Bush, Barter Theatre’s Playwright in Residence, will teach a workshop on The Business of Playwriting, and Dr. John Hardy, Associate Artist at Barter Theatre will teach a workshop on Directing.

The College Playwrights Festival is free, and more information can be found at

Barter’s College Playwrights Festival is made possible by the generous support of Bert Bach and Henry and Flora Joy.

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