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WHO ARE THE JUNIOR INTERNS?
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
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
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.
BACKSTAGE JUNIOR INTERNSHIPS
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.
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AUDITIONS AND INTERVIEWS
Given the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we are postponing auditions and interviews for our 2020 Junior Intern Company. The health and safety of our students, educators, and community are of utmost importance to us, and we will always make that our top priority in all decisions. The Board and Senior Staff are taking prudent steps to navigate the situation, and we hope to have an update some time in April. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns at email@example.com