Thank You to the Amazing Barter Theatre!
I am very late with this post, but my trip in July down to the Barter Theatre was wonderful. And surreal. I wrote Lions of Babylon seven years ago, and this was the first time I've had a staged reading of the play! The director, Emily Grove, and the actors did a fabulous job and I learned a lot. I have put Lions "in a drawer" for quite a long time, but this opportunity will definitely lead to a new draft sometime soon.
|Barter Actresses Tricia Matthews, Carrie Smith, and Ashley Campos in the dressing room before the reading.
|The audience arriving before my reading!
In addition to the Appalachian Play Festival, there were also five productions in rep happening. I got a chance to catch their Wizard of Oz, which after touring the historic Main Stage theater and experiencing the wig room, I had to see all the technicolor-coiffed munchkins for myself. It was a lot of fun.
|The unbelievably cool wig room in the Main Theatre.
Again, a very special thank you to Richard Rose (Artistic Director, who cooked an amazing dinner for all of the festival playwrights at his house!), Nick Piper (AFPP Director and a great actor), Catherine Bush (the Barter playwright-in-residence), and all of the very talented and welcoming people at Barter Theatre.