Straw Hat Revue
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/Interviews
Auditions and Interviews for our 2020 Junior Intern Company will be held on Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th. One day in White River Junction, VT (in the Northern Stage administration building), and the other in New London. Please sign up for an appointment after March 1 by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. To audition, 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 be prepared to discuss their prior experience and what they hope to get out of the program. If you cannot make these dates/times, please email email@example.com 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, Offstage 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.
Our Education Department also hires production staff and teaching artists. The Junior Intern Company hires a Music Director, Stage Manager, Scenic/Props Designer, and Costume Designer for the season, as well as Director/Choreographers for each show. Our Summer Camps hire teaching artists for full season and weekly contracts. To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest to Josh Feder, Education Director, at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about auditioning, please email email@example.com.
If you have questions about applying for a position on our production staff, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about becoming a musician with us for the summer, please email email@example.com.
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.