Theatre at Barton Presents “Spoken Word” on September 18 on the Kennedy Family Theatre Lawn

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WILSON, N.C. — August 27, 2020 — Theatre at Barton will present “Spoken Word” on the campus lawn of the Kennedy Family Theatre at Barton College on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

This program will provide a stage for students, faculty, and staff at Barton College to share viewpoints of unique interests via stories, poetry, songs, or other forms of communicating awareness. Please note that this program will not be an open mic format. Submissions of performance material for the program by members of the Barton campus community will be accepted via email until September 1st, to Sherry Lee Allen, director of Theatre at Barton, at

“We are proud to take a responsible role in leading our community on a journey that examines parts of humanity and ourselves, while listening, learning, and committing to action that may establish a lasting change in the performing arts industry,” shares Allen. “As collaborative educators, we will work together to provide theatrical opportunities that challenge our students to tell stories, which promote curiosity, address relevant issues, encourage conversation, and engage the imagination to change perceptions and seek hopeful solutions.”

Admission is free, but there will be limited seating available for the audience on the theatre lawn. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols.

For more information about this event, please contact Sherry Lee Allen, director of Theatre at Barton, at or 252-399-6492, or visit





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