College Playwrights Festival

For Playwrights

Barter’s College Play Festival (CPF) is a 10 Minute Play Festival designed to give undergraduate college students a professional experience. Selected student playwrights will have the opportunity to develop their play with professional Barter artists as well as attend workshops and meet professional playwrights.

For Patrons

Patrons are invited to participate in the College Playwrights Festival by attending the final readings of the festival.

For Our Region

Barter Theatre's New Play Development Program is dedicated to fostering stories from and about our region. Festival is open to undergraduate students in the following states: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia.

CPF 2022 is over, but stay tuned for information about CPF 2023!

CPF Selected Plays 2022

A HOUSE THAT BLEEDS by Ozzy Wagner (Emory University)

A RED SOAKED EVENING by Emma McGee (Western Kentucky University)

NUCLEAR by Elizabeth Shannon (Marymount Manhattan College)


HIT by Ethan Walker (East Tennessee State University)

DEER ONLY KNOWS by Brady Willis (Berea College)