Where there's children, there's creativity.
The Barter Players are a group of professional theatre artists who perform for young audiences at Barter Theatre and Barter Stage II April through December and in schools during their East Coast tour, January through March.
The troupe presents high-energy and original productions that capture the imagination, intelligence and sophistication of today's youth while providing the best in the classic literature and beloved story adaptation. The Barter Players have been acclaimed nationwide as one of the finest theatres for young people anywhere. In the grand tradition of Barter Theatre, The Barter Players perform with a unique combination of education and entertainment, plus the commitment to bring world-class theatre to young people of all ages and backgrounds.
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The Barter Players at the theatre
The Barter Players on tour
The Barter Players Season Sponsors
Season Sponsor: Alpha Natural Resources
Season Media Sponsor: Blue Ridge PBS
Study Guides - All of our productions are built to go hand-in-hand with your school’s SOL or TCAP curriculum. Please call for information on study packets with SOL and TCAP listings for each show, as well as information on our award-winning online educational game.
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For more information on The Barter Players, contact Katy Brown, Artistic Director of The Barter Players, at 276-619-3327. For tickets contact Barter's Box Office at (276) 628-3991. For Group Information, contact Group Sales at (276) 619-5406 or email@example.com.
Meet the Barter Players
The Barter Players are a group of young actors from all over the country who are dedicated to growing as artists by bringing the best and bravest theatre to the young people of this region.
Artistic Director of The Barter Players
Katy Brown (Artistic Director of The Barter Players; Associate Director of Barter Theatre)
has been working at Barter Theatre since 1998 as a director, teacher, actor, choreographer, dramaturge and administrator. She began her time here as a Barter Player and after a few years took over the artistic direction of this wing of the theatre. Under her guidance, The Barter Players began a year round season of shows at Barter Theatre and became one of the most sought after training grounds for young actors in the country. In addition to the thousands of children the Players serve at Barter each year, they perform for 35,000 to 45,000 students on their 3 month tour each spring. Katy has directed over 60 professional productions, both for the Players and for Barter at large, including: Hamlet; Dead Man’s Cell Phone;The 39 Steps; The Road to Appomattox;A Walk in the Woods;The Quiltmaker; Anne of Green Gables; A Thousand Cranes;;You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Taming of the Shrew; Doubting Thomas; Violet; The Fantasticks; James and the Giant Peach; The Foreigner and Barter’s national tour of Of Mice and Men. Katy is also an associate director of Barter Theatre, head of casting and the director of the Young Playwright’s Festival.
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