Mia Lazar, a rising eighth grader at the New School in Blacksburg Virginia, won first place at the National Level of the 2015 National History Day competition for this video. It describes Robert Porterfield’s amazing achievement in Abingdon Virginia of founding the Barter Theatre. The theater supported hungry actors during the Great Depression by allowing audiences to barter food for theater. Today, the Barter Theatre continues to be a world-class theater that is a vibrant part of historic Abingdon’s culture. One of the highlights in this video is Mia’s interview of Broadway star and Tony-award winning actress, Elizabeth Wilson (of The Graduate, Addams Family and 30+ other films). This might have been the last interview of Ms. Wilson, who died in May 2015 at age 94.