A Message from Katy Brown

You Brought Us Home

As we celebrate 89 years of Barter Theatre, we look back with gratitude to all of you who support this institution. Your generosity has helped fund Barter’s programs and initiatives that enlighten, educate, and inspire our community. None of this would be possible without your love and support!
We are pleased and humbled to announce that the Barter Theatre Board of Trustees’ $200,000 Challenge Match will continue this year. You’ll have until December 31st to meet the Match. This means any gift you make, whether online, by check, or by phone, will be doubled by the generous support of Barter’s Trustees if it arrives by that deadline.
Thank you for everything. YOU are why Barter is here!

Your Donation Makes An Impact

Barter Theatre’s Annual Fund for Artistic Excellence helps sustain all of Barter's integral programs.

You are infusing stability into our community of talented artists!

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You are fostering the development of new theatrical works that tell the story of our region.

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You are cultivating and celebrating the youth of our region!

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You are stimulating and educating the most imaginative minds in our region…our kids!

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You are opening doors to spaces in which all Appalachians can come together and appreciate our differences safely and with mutual respect.

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You are giving aspiring writers professional experiences in our region!

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Give By Phone: 276-619-3315
or Check: Payable to Barter Theatre - Mailing address: PO Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212
Your benefits package includes:
during this time all donations are matched
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Producer ($10,000+)
  • All previous tiers plus
  • Usher concierge service at performances
  • Invitations to company parties
  • Additional customized benefits available upon request
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Director ($5,000-$9,999)
  • 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
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Stage Manager ($2,500-$4,999)
  • All previous tiers plus
  • VIP parking
  • invitation to a dress rehearsal
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Leading Role ($1,750-$2,499)
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitations for two complimentary seats at each opening performance at Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre and Stage II, including galas
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Scene Stealer ($1,200-$1,749)
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitation to watch the set being changed between performances
  • a production mini-poster signed by the cast
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Supporting Role ($500-$1,199)
  • All previous tiers plus
  • unlimited use of 15% discount for Barter’s Gift Shop & concessions (non-alcohol)
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Understudy ($250-$499)
  • 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
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Player ($100-$249)
  • All previous tiers plus
  • Behind the scenes tour
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Curtain Raiser ($50-$99)
  • listing in the souvenir program
  • biannual donor e-newsletter
  • window decal
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Give By Phone: 276-619-3315
or Check: Payable to Barter Theatre - Mailing address: PO Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212
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
Your Support Makes a Difference

Considering a Donation to Barter?

Barter Theatre is deeply honored by the support of hundreds of individuals and institutions. It is through the generosity of these supporters that we are able to reach 145,000 audience members each year. We gratefully acknowledge the gifts and partnerships provided by these donors.

Barter Theatre’s Annual Fund for Artistic Excellence helps sustain everything you cherish about Barter as a hub of artistic vitality, educational innovation, economic strength and regional pride.

Because ticket sales generate only 65% of Barter’s income, we rely on investment in Barter Theatre by individuals, the business community, corporations, foundations and government entities. In return, your tax-deductible gift supports our life-changing mission throughout our region.

Click here to view donor benefits!

Meet Our Team

Jacqueline Blevins-Johnson, Director of Advancement and External Affairs
276.619.3303
jblevins@bartertheatre.com

 

Rebecca Mashburn, Associate Director of Advancement and External Affairs
276.619.3304
rmashburn@bartertheatre.com

 

Elizabeth DeBord, Senior Advancement Officer- Donor Relations
276.619.3315
edebord@bartertheatre.com

 

Christopher Thedy, Senior Advancement Officer- Grants Writer
276.619.3314
cthedy@bartertheatre.com 

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You can also support Barter through AmazonSmile. Start here and go directly to Barter’s AmazonSmile account.

Asset Transfers

To make a gift of stock or other assets, contact Rebecca Mashburn, Associate Director of Advancement and External Affairs at 276-619-3304rmashburn@dev.dev.dev.bartertheatre.com 

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Because Barter Theatre is a non-profit organization, you can choose Barter Theatre as your Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook. We also use Facebook as a way to promote events and campaigns, so we appreciate your super there as well!

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 867
Abingdon, VA 24212