New program putting spotlight on Pulaski Theatre

Barter-Theatre-technicians-250x248A new program spearheaded by Barter Theatre in Abingdon will not only put the spotlight on the historic Pulaski Theatre in terms of marketing, but also will bring some Barter productions to the local stage.

Spotlight Southwest Virginia is a theater networking and support program created through a grant from National Endowment for the Arts and ArtPlace. Spotlight’s coordinator, Amy Ball Braswell, says the program is designed to be a networking service for Pulaski and eight other historic theaters in Southwest Virginia.

Just as the Crooked Road spotlights Southwest Virginia music venues and ’Round the Mountain spotlights Southwest Virginia crafters and artisans, this new program will spotlight historic theaters. Only historic theaters that are in downtowns and in operation are able to be part of the program. More at Southwest Times