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Casting & Hiring
The New London Barn Playhouse employs over 100 positions each summer, including Administration, Artistic & Production Staff, Musicians, and Performers.
Acting Intern Company Auditions
New London Barn Playhouse seeks non-Equity performers for its Acting Intern Company. The 2019 contract runs from May 26 – August 18 with the possibility of casting in the final show of the summer, which runs until September 1.
Acting Interns form the foundation of the company and play leading roles and/or chorus in each show alongside AEA actors. Compensation is $1,200 for the summer plus EMC points. Tech work is required 3 mornings a week, basic housekeeping chores are assigned, and participation in load-ins and strike is mandatory. Each Acting Intern will be offered a leading role for the season and will audition for the available roles in remaining shows. They will also perform in three original musical revues throughout the summer.
Local Actor Auditions
In addition to the Acting Intern Company, the New London Barn Playhouse seeks local talent each season for a variety of roles in the Main Stage season. Both Non-Union and Equity Performers interested in auditioning should send their headshots and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The New London Barn Playhouse operates under an SPT Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association.
The Barn participates in the following auditions:
A1 Auditions in New York, New York Learn more at the A1 Auditions Website.
New England Theater Conference Auditions in Natick, MA
Learn more at the NETC website.
Local Auditions: Local AEA and Non-Equity Auditions will be held in the spring. Send headshot and resume to email@example.com to apply for a slot.
New York City EPAs: Time and date TBA.
Junior Intern Auditions
Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 13th in White River Junction, VT (in the Northern Stage administration building), and on Sunday, April 14th in New London (at Whipple Hall). Please sign up for an audition after March 1 by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. For auditions, please prepare a short passage of a song, as well as a poem/monologue of your choice (each should be under a minute).
For teens interested in a Backstage Junior Internship, please sign up for an audition
slot to interview with the staff.
If you cannot make these auditions, please email email@example.com for more information or to learn how to audition at another time.
Directors, Designers & Production Staff
The New London Barn Playhouse continuously accepts resumes for future employment of Production, Design, & Artistic Staff. Positions may include Scenic Designers, Costume Designers, Lighting Designers, Stage Managers, Carpenters, Stitchers, Wardrobe, Sound Technicians, Master Electricians, Choreographers, Box Office & Administrative Staff. Specific openings are posted on Playbill.com, Backstage Jobs & Artsearch as early as January. Interested applicants are encouraged to refer to these ads, however, please feel free to address questions or comments to Keith Coughlin, Artistic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New London Barn Playhouse typically hires a Main Stage Associate Music Director, a Junior Intern Company Music Director, and at least three additional musicians for the summer season. Specific openings are posted on Playbill.com, Backstage Jobs & Artsearch as early as January. Interested applicants are encouraged to refer to these ads; however, please feel free to address questions or comments to
Keith Coughlin, Artistic Director, at email@example.com.
If you have questions about auditioning, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about applying for a position on our production staff, please email email@example.com.
If you have questions about becoming a musician with us for the summer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New London Barn Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer to all persons regardless of age, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity and/or expression.