Dirty Barbie (and other girlhood tales)

  • March 15 - 23, 2024
  • Silver Line Theatre Exchange

    211 N Lewis St
    Staunton, Virginia 24401
Ticket Price $25.00 This event is now over

Dirty Barbie (and other girlhood tales)

A solo show written and performed by Denise Stewart


Silver Line Theatre Exchange welcomes Denise Stewart back to our stage to remount her poignant and hilarious autobiographical piece about growing up a girl in the south. Dirty Barbie has brought audiences together at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), New York City, Washington D.C., and all over Virginia and North Carolina to great acclaim.  


Denise Stewart grew up in North Carolina. This show is a series of true stories and scenes pulled from her life there (1978—1994).

Performance Time

This is a one hour performance with no intermission. There will be a short talkback after the show. 

About Denise

Denise Stewart is a playwright/actor/director/lecturer/executive coach.  Professional acting credits include:  12 Dates of Christmas (Silver Line Theatre Exchange); Pride and Prejudice, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Shear Madness, The Odd Couple, Almost, Maine (Heritage Theatre Festival). Her TV pilot, “Adjuncts”, was a finalist for the 2017 Virginia Film Award. She has an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Virginia where she currently teaches in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

Praise for Dirty Barbie

“Brilliantly written and performed…Stewart is fearless…the whole thing is raw and exposing, but so brilliantly spiced with hilarity that the audience is able to joyfully take the entire journey with Stewart without turning it into a pity party” – Mary Burruss, Cville Weekly

“Denise Stewart’s one-woman show, Dirty Barbie, is a tour de force. It is simultaneously hilarious, sad, reflective, and a walk through our own lives. Only an extraordinarily talented actor can stand on stage alone with minimal props and hold an audience in its hands … Denise Stewart belongs to that very small and elite group.” – David Post, contributor, Salisbury Post

“Stewart has done the hard work…DeeDee Stewart is Dirty Barbie, another way of saying Every Girl.”  – D.D. Delauney, Thinking Dog Reviews

Date & Time

Mar 15 - 23, 2024

Venue Details

Silver Line Theatre Exchange

211 N Lewis St
Staunton, Virginia 24401 Silver Line Theatre Exchange
Silver Line Theatre Exchange

Silver Line Theatre Exchange is an education-led theatre company offering classes and performance opportunities for students in grades PK-12, and a professional producing body that connects regional professional actors and aspiring artists to performance and teaching work.

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