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Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights 2020

Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights 2021 - Online!

This annual 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.

Since 1933, Barter Theatre has been developing new works and nurturing area talent. The AFPP has gained national attention by developing a process that has resulted in new plays being produced not only on Barter’s stages, but in regional theatres across the country.

In an effort to give voice to the more diverse stories of our region, Barter is committed to presenting at least one play written by a Black Appalachian playwright at each annual Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. We intend this to be a first step in ensuring that ALL Appalachians will be represented on our stages.

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The Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights is made possible by the generous support of Bert Bach along with Henry and Flora Joy.

AFPP 2021 will be held online and over the span of two weeks starting January 26th, 2021. Stay tuned for further sign up and schedule information.

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Give By Phone: 276-619-3315
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Your benefits package includes:
producer iconography
Producer
  • All previous tiers plus
  • Usher concierge service at performances
  • Invitations to company parties
  • Additional customized benefits available upon request
director iconography
Director
  • All previous tiers plus
  • Access to a VIP hotline for reservations
  • VIP Will-Call for tickets & intermission concessions
  • follow the creation of a production from start to finish
stage manager iconography
Stage Manager
  • All previous tiers plus
  • VIP parking
  • invitation to a dress rehearsal
leading role iconography
Leading Role
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitations for two complimentary seats at each opening performance at Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre and Stage II, including galas
scene stealer iconography
Scene Stealer
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitation to watch the set being changed between performances
  • a production mini-poster signed by the cast
supporting role iconography
Supporting Role
  • All previous tiers plus
  • unlimited use of 15% discount for Barter’s Gift Shop & concessions (non-alcohol)
understudy iconography
Understudy
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitation to Theatre Thursdays, a luncheon & discussion series giving you an insider’s view of Barter Theatre
  • invitation to the 2020 season preview event
player iconography
Player
  • All previous tiers plus
  • Behind the scenes tour
curtain raiser iconography
Curtain Raiser
  • listing in the souvenir program
  • biannual donor e-newsletter
  • window decal