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

A video about the impact and experience of being a Junior Intern


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.

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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 education@nlbarn.org


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.


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. 


Tuition assistance is available thanks to a generous donation from Bar Harbor Bank and Trust with a shared commitment to make theatre education accessible to all. Additionally, we are able to pro-rate the fee for partial-season membership on a case-by-case basis. Please email education@nlbarn.org before registering with questions regarding the program fee or to discuss full and partial tuition assistance options.

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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