My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Barter Foundation Incorporated State Theatre of Virginia, Abingdon, VA, USA
Without Barter Theatre, I would have no playwriting career. It's that simple. Barter produced my play "The Other Side of the Mountain" back in 2003 and I've been in love with them ever since. Barter's tremendous pool of actors and directors have collaborated with me and have taught me so much about my craft. I am eternally indebted to this organization for giving me a chance to learn and grow and to be part of the Barter family. I am eternally indebted to them for teaching me how to serve the audience. I get to write for both adults and children. I am one lucky playwright. BARTER THEATRE ROCKS!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have watched the faces of the children as they left the theatre after a Barter Players performance. I have seen lives changed through the work of theatre artists. I have seen hope given to the hopeless through the wonder of imagination.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would love to see the Barter Player program, which hires young actors right out of college, become affiliated with a major university as part of its MFA program.