E&H Theatre Student One of Six Participants in Barter Festival

Posted by Rachael Wilbur
Emory & Henry College student Pearl Moore ’19 is one of the top six playwrights to participate in the Barter Theatre’s College Playwright Festival to be held Jan. 17-20.

Moore is a senior acting major with a creative writing minor from Cana, Virginia. She has performed in Emory & Henry College’s productions of The Government Inspector (Anna), Eurydice (Loud Stone), Grapes of Wrath (Mrs. Wainwright), and American Classics: 27 Wagons Full…(Flora).

When she isn’t performing, she loves to tell and write stories. Her winning play, Pretty, is about two sisters with a mother obsessed with how they look and not how they act. Now that the sisters are grown, their mother doesn’t have as much control over her daughters as she used to and they are finding that honesty is the best policy, but at what cost?

Public readings will take place each day of the festival at Barter Theatre Stage II. The play chosen as first place in the CPF will also be read during the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Moore’s reading will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20.

The top six playwrights will have one-on-one mentorship with a Barter professional before the festival to work on his or her play; the opportunity to be present at all rehearsals of her or his play during the Festival; and talkbacks with playwrights of the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, Barter professionals and mentors.

Learn more about the College Playwrights Festival here. 

  • E&H Theatre student Pearle Moore, right, as Anna in a recent production of The Government Ins...
    E&H Theatre student Pearle Moore, right, as Anna in a recent production of The Government Inspector. 

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