Beauty and the Beast


The Barn’s Junior Intern Company is comprised of 25 performers and 5 technicians ages 12-18 who, over the course of ten weeks, rehearse, build, and perform plays and musicals for young audiences. The Junior Interns not only play all of the roles in each of the productions, but they also help with organizing and planning technical and design elements, as well as help in the running of the shows. JIs  get a chance to work with professional guest directors, designers, choreographers, and actors.

Some members of the Junior Intern Company performing in A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2019
Photo by Brittany Sue Hines


The company generally rehearses and works Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (including a lunch break), with performances on select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The full program runs from June 15th through August 22nd, with each production getting two or three weeks of rehearsals. Junior Intern productions are directed and choreographed by Director of Education Josh Feder,  Education Programs Manager Andrew Miller, Education Associate Brittany Sue Hines, and other guest directors. Other events, such as performances at the Strawberry Festival and Hay Day at the Fells, “JI Nights” for the Main Stage productions, and outings to other local performances and events will be announced throughout the summer.

Besides mounting highly professional shows for consistently sold-out houses, this performance- and production-based program fosters individual growth in performance and backstage skills as well as nurturing an ensemble experience where each member supports and encourages their fellow company members. Theater exercises and educational workshops, in conjunction with the work toward each production, develop the skills of each member of the company.


Junior Internship is also available for teenagers interested in the technical aspects of theater, in the areas of Sets/Lights, Costumes, and Stage Management. Tech JIs will work closely with our Technical Director, Costume Designer, and/or Stage Manager. With the assistance of these professionals, Tech JIs participate in the building and painting of sets and props, running the light board and spot lights, helping to measure and build costumes, and assist with running rehearsals and backstage work. Interested students should interview and apply to one, two, or all three categories of our Tech programs. Interviews are held at the same time as auditions for the performer JIs.

We are thrilled to announce our 2020 Children's Theater Series season!

When You Wish Upon a Star
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Twelfth Night
The 12 Dancing Princesses
Disney's High School Musical


Auditions and Interviews will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th.

One day will be at at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, and the other day will be in New London. More location details TBA soon. 

To schedule an audition or interview, please email 
education@nlbarn.org after March 1st.


For the audition, prepare a short passage of a song, as well as a poem/monologue of your choice (each should be under a minute).


Please schedule your interview, and be prepared to discuss your prior experience and what you hope to get out of the program.

If you cannot make these dates/times, or if you have any other questions, please email education@nlbarn.org for more information or to learn how to audition/interview at another time.


The program fee is $1,000.00 for the full 10 weeks, payable at time of registration. We are able to keep this extraordinarily low fee with help from our Annual Fund.  We feel that it is important that theater education be affordable as we train tomorrow’s theater lovers and performers. 


Thanks to the generosity of Bar Harbor Bank,  we have a tuition forgiveness program in place, with partial and full scholarships available. Additionally, we are able to pro-rate the fee for partial-season membership on a case-by-case basis. Please email education@nlbarn.org with questions regarding the program fee and/or scholarships.

Please note that this program is intended for those who live in the area, or have local housing options during the summer months (eg: families with summer homes in the area, or who have extended family/friends who live nearby). We are not an overnight camp, and as such we are unable to provide housing. Thank you for understanding!

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