appalachian festival of plays and playwrights
Jan 24, 2019
Performances | Winter
Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

Barter Theatre, Readings at 1pm, 4pm and 7:30pm

This annual new play reading festival celebrates the richness of the Appalachian tradition by showcasing the stories of the region, both past and present, and the inspiration it provides the writers who live here. 

Each year, Barter chooses 7 new plays for public readings, featuring members of Barter's Resident Acting Company. After each reading there is a discussion with a panel of local and regional theatre professionals, and then the discussion is opened up to the audience for their feedback. This process has been instrumental in helping playwrights develop their work, which could lead to a full production on one of Barter's two stages. 

All reading stake place in Barter's Stage II Theatre and are free of charge. We invite you to come and be a part of the process!


Maud Muller  Thursday January 24th at 7:30pm

Extraction  Friday January 25th at 1:00pm

Let Maisy Rest in Peace  Friday January 25th at 4:00pm

The Trail  Saturday January 26th at 1:00pm

Montgomery Saturday January 26th at 4:00pm

Taking Flight Sunday January 27th at 1:00pm

We'll Meet Again  Sunday January 27th at 4:00pm