Resident Actors

David Alford

David Alford is a native Texan having grown up in the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a teaching certification in Theatre Arts and English. In addition to working in radio (KCBI in Dallas and KNLE in Austin) and television (KSAT 12, an ABC affiliate in San Antonio), David became steadily involved in theatre while in San Antonio, Texas where, over the course of twelve years, he worked at numerous theatres including The Playhouse at San Pedro, The Sheldon Vexler Theatre, The Cameo Theatre and the Cellar Theatre. In addition to acting, David began working with multiple student performance groups providing theatre education to children of all ages. David moved with his family to Abingdon in 2008 so his wife could begin her practice at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He soon began work with Barter's education wing which he later reshaped into the Barter Youth Academy where he currently serves as the Artistic Director. David has also been working with the resident acting company over the past five seasons enjoying roles such as Boolie Werthan (Driving Miss Daisy), General Howell (Kiss Me Kate), Christopher Belling (Curtains), Victor Fleming (Don’t Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell), Kyle The UPS Guy (Legally Blonde) and Governor Fred (Lying in State).

Jill Anderson

Jill Anderson is thrilled to return to Barter Theatre! Previous Barter roles: Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Mary Bailey (It’s a Wonderful Life) and most recently Joan Smiley (The Perfect Murder). Currently based in Omaha, Nebraska, Jill has had a long career in the arts working primarily as a singer, actor, director and educator. She has performed in venues as varied as the Library of Congress in Washington, DC to an abandoned train station in Omaha, Nebraska. Besides professional theatre, concert and cabaret work, Jill has acted as artistic director for a literary festival, recorded four CDs of Irish folk music, conducted music and theatre workshops for various special needs groups, acted in film and commercials, directed theatrical productions, led choral groups, co-directed a documentary film, designed makeup, wigs, and costumes for theatrical productions, written short stories, performed Shakespeare, composed music and adapted written stories to the stage. Please visit Jill’s website at

Ashley Campos

Ashley Campos is honored to be back with the talented community at Barter! She has worked with the company both onstage and behind the scenes since 2006. She is grateful for the support from Rick, Amanda, Alice, and Lee, and nothing would be possible without her wonderful family, Sean and Maxi.

Barrett Guyton

Barrett Guyton is the associate director of The Barter Players and is thrilled to continue serving audiences at Barter. He most recently directed A Tuna Christmas, as well as The Barter Players’ productions of The Neverending Story, Alexander and the Terrible...Day, Amelia Earhart, and The Giver. Favorite acting credits include Something Wicked This Way Comes, Lying in State, Bridge to Terabithia, and Macbeth. He graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Infinite gratitude to Katy, Rick, Kiki, Sara D.

Sam McCalla

Sam McCalla is thrilled to return to Barter Theatre. Previous Barter credits include: Dewdrop (Southern Fried Funeral), Chip/Capt. Russell (The Road to Appomattox), Flick (A Christmas Story), and numerous productions with The Barter Players and Encore Players. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from The College of Charleston in South Carolina. Sam has also served as associate artistic director for Greenville Little Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina for the past 3 years.

Eugene Wolf

Eugene Wolf is happy to be returning to Barter Theatre and family. He is a native of Greeneville, Tennessee and studied music and theatre at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He traveled the southeast learning to sink or swim in numerous dinner theaters and found his way back to Johnson City, Tennessee, where he joined the Road Company for 16 years, and realized the dirt of home is where the power is. He joined Barter Theatre’s Resident Acting Company in 1997. Barter roles include: Richard Nixon (Nixon’s Nixon), Woodrow Wilson (The Second Mrs. Wilson), The Creature (Frankenstein), Iago (Othello), Fagin (Oliver!) and his favorite, A. P. Carter (Keep On the Sunny Side). He has been a member of the country-singing duo, The Brother Boys for 30 years and appeared on albums with Jerry Douglas, Dolly Parton and Alison Krauss. He is grateful for the path his life has taken and dedicates all his entertainment endeavors to his grandmother, Bernice Rader, who raised him and is the inspiration for his one-man show, The Book of Mamaw.