Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
JOSHUA M. FEDER
Director of Education
Josh is honored to be calling the Barn his home for his 13th summer. In addition to directing, choreographing, and overseeing the Junior Intern Company since 2008, he directed Over the Pub, Sylvia, and three Straw Hat Revues; choreographed The Student Prince and Side by Side by Sondheim, and has taught several classes. Locally, he directed Cymbeline (Hanover High); choreographed South Pacific (Opera North), The Liar (Dartmouth College), and Anything Goes (NCCT Teens); and assistant directed Trick or Treat and Mamma Mia! (Northern Stage). Other favorite productions include: The Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde, The Heidi Chronicles, The Learned Ladies, Sweeney Todd, The Comedy of Errors, and The Last 5 Years. Assistant Director credits include productions at Paper Mill Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, The Cherry Lane, South Coast Rep, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. He spent three years as the Director of Theater at the Kingswood Oxford School and taught at Terpsichore Dance and Theatre Company. Josh received his BA from Dartmouth College and just completed his MFA in Directing at UC Irvine. Love and thanks to friends, family, and Philip.
Director of Camps
Kayla is delighted to serve as Camps Director for the Barn for her 5th season! She holds a BA in Acting from the University of West Florida, and has worked professionally as an actor, director, and educator along the Gulf Coast for nearly 10 years. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for Arrant Knavery, a Pensacola-based theatre company that brings classical and underproduced works to life. Aside from theatre, Kayla enjoys yoga, home renovation projects, dabbling in marketing and graphic design, and spending time with her husband, Nick, their daughter, Matilda, and Brother the dog.
BRITTANY SUE HINES
Brittany is thrilled to be back at the Barn for her fourth zany Barn summer - even if this one looks a little different! Brittany is a teaching artist, director/choreographer, and TYA actor based out of Chicago, IL. Brittany graduated from The Hartt School in 2016 with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Brittany has directed/choreographed youth productions at The Palace Theatre in Manchester (Les Miserables: School Edition, Curtains) and here at The New London Barn Playhouse (Stuart Little, Puss in Boots, Around the World). In addition to her administrative and social media work at the Barn, Brittany currently performs with Chicago Kid's Company and has worked as a teaching artist for Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop, Emerald City Theatre, and Northlight Theatre in Chicago.
JI Program Manager
Desiree is excited to return to the Junior Intern program for her third year! She spent the last two years as Scenic Designer for the company, designing and building ten shows, including Beauty and the Beast and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Desiree is particularly interested in new work; she has written one play, Sunshine, and has worked on a number of new plays and devised pieces as director, stage manager, and designer. This is why she can’t wait to get writing with the JIs for their first self-written play! Desiree recently stage managed the premiere of Law and Order! The Musical in Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. in Drama with Honors in Directing from the University of California, Irvine. Credits there include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Director, thesis project), How I Learned to Drive (Scenic Designer), Is There Life After Birth? (Scenic Designer/Stage Manager), and Not Even on Tuesday (Director).
Director, Twelfth Night: The Podcast
Andrew is pleased to be returning for his eighth summer with the Barn. Previously for the Children's Theater Series: How to Eat Like A Child, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Love's Labour's Lost, and last year's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Andrew's performance career includes tenures with Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Ithaca Shakespeare Festival, and the Barn! He is just wrapping up his Artistic Fellowship with Story Pirates in NYC, where he has spent time as an Associate Producer of the Story Pirates Podcast, Associate of Development, and Assistant Director with a selection of Story Pirates shows.
Music Director, When You Wish Upon a Star
Alex Crosby is a music director, pianist, and conductor from Orlando, FL. She is so excited to return to the Barn after serving as Music Director for the 2018 Junior Intern Company season (Play Ball, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Giants in the Sky, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Most recently, Alex music directed the cruise line premiere of SIX The Musical on Norwegian Cruise Lines. She has also worked as a Music Director on Celebrity Cruise Lines; her cruise ship travels have taken her to 30 countries. Select credits: Singin’ in the Rain (Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts), Les Miserables: School Edition (Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts), Science Fair (Theatre Row), Little Shop of Horrors (NYU), Urinetown (NYU).
Music Director, The Pirates of Penzance
Katie is super pumped, jazzed, excited, elated, emotional, and thrilled to being returning to the Junior Intern program this summer. She was the JI Music Director from 2015-2017 and has been part of the Barn's main stage season for the last three summers. Her New London Barn Playhouse Music Director credits include Grease, 42nd Street, Secret Garden, and multiple Strawhat Revues and Idols/ Spotlights. She has also served as Music Director for the Junior Intern Company productions of Seussical, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Pippi Longstocking, and Stuart Little. She loves the Barn with all her heart and can't wait to make music with the Junior Interns this summer.