Beauty and the Beast


to the Junior Intern Company



Thank you to everyone who participated in and watched/listened to our performances and productions this summer! We missed seeing you on the porch but were so grateful for your support in our productions. All our shows are still available to watch on NLBP Education's YouTube Channel or to listen to on various podcast platforms. Check out the Children's Theater Series page for more info on the shows. And check out our School Year Programs to learn more about upcoming opportunities throughout the year! 


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, 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

This company of teenagers is a touchstone of our work at the Barn, both in their own training, as well as for the Children’s Theater Series they provide to our community. We were thrilled to allow these young artists to continue creating vibrant theater, connecting with peers, and exploring creativity in these unprecedented times. The 2020 Junior Intern Company remained a production/performance-based learning opportunity, but with the structure of working online, we were able to expand our work to include more masterclasses with theater professionals across the country, and work on a variety of one-on-one skills.

This past summer, our 2020 Junior Intern Company and staff worked together to produce four incredible virtual productions:

  • When You Wish Upon A Star: A Disney Musical Revue

  • Twelfth Night: The Podcast

  • All Growed Up: An Original Play by the Junior Intern Company

  • The Pirates of Penzance

Want to watch our virtual performances and listen to our Shakespeare podcast?
Click below for more information!


Besides mounting highly professional shows, 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.

Please check back in January for more information regarding 

2021 Junior Intern Company auditions and interviews!


We at the Barn believe an education in the performing arts should be available and accessible to everyone. We know many people are currently dealing with loss of income and financial instability in light of COVID-19 and the subsequent economic disruptions. So it is with great pride that we offer Tuition Assistance at any level needed.


We know how meaningful theater can be, and we understand the impact of that shared experience. Especially in these difficult times, coming together to sing, act, design, and laugh can be transformative.

Tuition assistance is available thanks to a generous donation from Bar Harbor Bank and Trust with a shared commitment to make theater education accessible to all. Please email education@nlbarn.org before registering for our education programs to discuss full and partial tuition assistance options.

Technology assistance has also been made available through the generosity of Mount Royal Academy. Thanks to our friends at Mount Royal Academy, we have Chromebooks available for families who need to borrow them to participate in our programs. Please email us at education@nlbarn.org to discuss this option!


If you have any other questions,

please email us at education@nlbarn.org

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