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 nine 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, choreographers, and actors.
The following details of dates and times are specific to the 2019 season; 2020 season details will be updated in January. Check back for updates throughout the year!
The company rehearses Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (including a lunch break), with performances on select Thursdays and Saturdays. The full program runs from June 17th through August 17th, with each production getting two or three weeks of rehearsals. Junior Intern productions are directed and choreographed by Director of Education, Josh Feder, our Education Programs Manager, Andrew Miller, 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 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 to help with the building and painting of sets and props, running the light board and spot lights, helping to measure and build costumes, and assist in running rehearsals and backstage. 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 acting JIs.
AUDITIONS and INTERVIEWS
Auditions will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, April 13th at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, and on Sunday, April 14th at Whipple Hall in New London. To schedule an audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. 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).
For teens interested in a Backstage Junior Internship, please email email@example.com to sign up for a time slot to interview with the staff. In-person interviews are available at the dates/times listed above.
If you cannot make these auditions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to learn how to audition at another time.
PROGRAM FEE: The program fee is $1,000.00 for the full 9 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. Additionally, we do have a tuition forgiveness program in place, with partial and full scholarships available. Finally, we are able to pro-rate the fee for partial-season membership on a case-by-case basis. Please email email@example.com with questions regarding the program fee and/or scholarships.
LOCAL TALENT: 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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