Nicholas Piper is the Associate Artistic Director of Barter Theatre in charge of New Play Development. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he began his career at Barter as an intern before becoming a founding member of Barter’s First Light Theatre (now The Barter Players). Also a member of Barter’s Resident Acting Company, recent favorite roles include: Georges (La Cage Aux Folles), Jack (Maytag Virgin), Crumpet (Santaland Diaries), Guy Friendly (Friendly’s Fire), Harry Bright (Mamma Mia) Edward Bloom (Big Fish), and Stanley Kowalski (A Streetcar Named Desire). Recent directing credits at Barter include: Church Basement Ladies, Leaving Iowa, Winter Wheat, The Dixie Swim Club and Over the River and Through the Woods. He was recently awarded the AAME award for outstanding contribution to arts in the region. Nick is so very grateful to be a member of this community along with his wife Wendy and their two beautiful daughters Lucy and Maggie.