SUMMER

STAFF

BRAD CARLSON

Technical Director

Brad is an Associate Professor of Design at the University of Missouri where he teaches coursework in Scenic, Lighting and Sound Design as well as Stage Management, Stagecraft, and Computer Graphics for the Theatre. Brad has a BA in Theatre Design/Technology from the University of Northern Iowa and an MFA in Scenic Design from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Brad serves as the Vice-Chair for Region 5 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A scenographer, his professional work has taken him to numerous professional theatres throughout the Midwest and east coast including the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown New York. His projection design for #//<EMBEDDED>//# has been showcased at the International Asian American Theatre Conference at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. Brad is pleased to be returning for his third season at the New London Barn Playhouse

MACKENZIE DEROSA

House & Box Office Manager

Mackenzie is thrilled for her first summer here at the Barn! Originally from Clearwater, Florida, she just recently graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Florida Southern College. Last summer, she worked as a Front of House Assistant for the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre in Auburn, New York. She can't wait to spend another summer full of theatre in the northeast, and to share great experiences with such a wonderful company!

BRIAN HANSHAW

Assistant Stage Manager

Brian is thrilled to be at the Barn this summer for the first time! He is a rising junior at Ithaca College, pursuing a BA in Theatre Studies, with a focus in stage management. Previous Ithaca College credits include Marisol (PA), The Medium & The Old Maid and The Thief (ASM), Dance Concert: Experiential Atonement (ASM), and Cabaret (PA). He has also worked in New York City as the Stage Manager Musical Theatre Factory and a Production Intern at PROTOTYPE Opera Festival. Thank you to Brian for all of his help this summer! #TeamBrian

ZACHARY HUBLER

Assistant Technical Director

Master Carpenter

Zachary is excited to be joining the New London Barn Playhouse for the summer. Hubler is a Sophomore Design Tech Theatre major at Otterbein University. His recent credits include Assistant Technical Director for Otterbein's take on a Dance Concert, Hay Fever, and Singing in the Rain. Other credits include Master Carpenter on Thoroughly Modern Millie and during the production of Big Fish he had triple duty as Assistant Master Electrician, Master Carpenter, and Flight Operator with the help of ZFX Rigging Company. He looks forward to leading his crew and enjoying a fun theatre filled summer. Thanks to my friends, family, & God for always pushing me to do the best! 

BEN MONTMAGNY

Resident Sound Designer/Engineer

Ben is happy to be back for his fifth season! Last year, he designed Camelot, Little Women, Sylvia, 42nd Street, and Newsies. His design for 42nd Street won the 2019 New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Sound Design. His designs for 2017’s The Secret Garden and West Side Story as well was his designs for 2016’s Shrek and Brigadoon, were also nominated for NH Theatre Awards. He was previously the Resident Sound Designer/Engineer at Northern Stage. Other credits include Godspell, The Secret Garden, Souvenir, West Side Story, All Shook Up, and On Golden Pond, Brigadoon, How to Succeed…, Shrek, The 39 Steps, Crazy For You, and Don’t Dress for Dinner, Kiss Me Kate, Spamalot, Damn Yankees, A Little Night Music, Over the Pub, Dial M for Murder (NLBP), Venus Rising, James and the Giant Peach, Noises Off, Only Yesterday, Robert Frost: This Verse Business, The Drowsy Chaperone, Trick or Treat, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Mountaintop, Hound of the Baskervilles, Mary Poppins, Our Town, Songs for a New World, Orwell in America, Blythe Spirit, Clybourne Park, Good People, Fox on the Fairway, 12 Angry Men, God of Carnage (Northern Stage), Orwell in America, and Trick or Treat (59E59 Theaters). 

HUNTER T. SCOW

Scenic Change Artist

Hunter is from Kearney, Nebraska is euphoric to be joining the Barn Playhouse for their 2019 summer season. Hunter is in his senior year majoring in theatre and dance. This upcoming year will be Hunter’s fourth year as charge artist for the University. Outside of his work painting, Hunter is heavily involved in creating/dancing in composed works of dance as well as theatrical productions. In the past, he has performed in Eurydice as the Little Stone and as Hunter in [title of show]. Currently, Hunter has been working on creating a dance piece titled DI\vin/E which will be shown this fall as part of his undergraduate research.

NOAH SHAPIRO

Kitchen Manager

In 1775 Noah joined the revolution and fought beside his brethren to protect the newly independent union. In 1812 he formed the coven of greater new London and Sunapee and made sure everyone was given opportunity to rise up and seek better kitchen scholarship. Noah is a proud member of the northern tribe of culinary spice makers and is excited to be here for the 87th summer season.

JENNA SWATT

Draper/First Hand

Jenna is excited to be returning to the Barn for her second season! She is a rising senior at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and will be graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Costume Technology. Recent credits include Gianni Schicchi, II Tabarro (Opera at Rutgers) Measure for Measure, The Rehearsal, Faust, Blood Wedding, An Octoroon (Rutgers Theater Company) Pricilla, Queen of the Desert (Connecticut Theater Company).

ASHLEY VAJENTIC

Marketing Associate

Box Office Assistant

Ashley hails from Conway, NH but considers New London her second home. She is a rising junior creative writing and communications double major at Colby-Sawyer College. Ashley works as both an RA and Student Ambassador on campus, while also investing herself in Word Order--the school’s writing club. After graduating, Ashley hopes to land a job involving some aspect of writing, whether it be as an editor at a publishing house, marketing associate for an organization, or full-time author. In addition, Ashley maintains a love for travel. Last summer, she ventured to a tiny African island called Mauritius, and the year before she sambaed over to Spain. Through her summer internship, Ashley aims to improve her knowledge of marketing and communications, as well as form new relationships and enjoy The Barn’s incredible productions.

RAECHEL COUNCILL

Assistant Stage Manager

Raechel is thrilled to be joining the Barn Playhouse as Assistant Stage Manager! Councill is a junior Theatre Studies major at Ithaca College. Her recent Ithaca credits include The Medium, The Old Maid and The Thief, Twelfth Night, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. Other credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Bool’s Flower Shop), The Halloween Tree (workshop production), and Man of La Mancha (Williamsport Community Arts Center). Many thanks to family, friends, and everyone at the Barn!

CODY DOWNING

Master Electrician

Cody comes from Phoenix, Arizona, and has just finished up his Junior year at Arizona State University, as a Theatre (Design and Production) major with a focus on being a Master Electrician. This is his first year with Barn Playhouse, he is very excited to escape the heat of Arizona, meet the New London family, and spend the summer doing what he loves. Recent Master Electrician credits include Good Friday, and This is Modern Art. Lighting Design credits include, Just Outside Echo, and for the bands Annie Moses Band, and Jefferson Starship. He would like to thank his Mom & Dad, as well as every member of his family for always being extremely supportive, even though they may not fully understand what exactly he does. 

ELIZABETH HAROIAN*

AEA Stage Manager

Elizabeth is thrilled to be spending the summer at the Barn for her first time! Liz's stage management credits include many productions in and around NYC; favorites include 3/Fifths (3LD/3/Fifths), Symphonie Fantastique (Basil Twist), The Pirate La Dee Da (ATC), The Secret Garden and Sister Act (NYU), The Winter's Tale (Saratoga Shakespeare Company), Richard III (Juilliard), The Polar Express (Rail Events, Inc/Warner Brothers), Maestro (ERC), and Much Ado About Nothing (ART).  She's also had the pleasure of working with many academic programs including NYU Steinhardt, The Juilliard School, Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School, Atlantic, and ART/Harvard.  Amid all of the chaos remember to have fun!

BAILEE LEWIS

Props Master

Bailee is extremely excited for her first year at the Barn! This is her first time ever working at a summer stock theater. She will begin her junior year at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri in August. Bailee has been a part of theatre since she was in 7th grade, and has worked on shows like The Diary of Anne Frank,  Legally Blonde, Pajama Game, Guys and Dolls and many more! She is very excited to finally go outside a school setting and share a theatre-filled summer with such a wonderful company! 

MELISSA ROONEY

Costume Shop Manager/Stitcher

Melissa is excited to spend her first summer with Barn. She comes from Fayetteville, AR where she just received her MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Arkansas. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Hendrix College. Her favorite productions she has worked on include Assassins, Lysistrata, A Little Night Music, and Footloose.

BRIAN R. SEKINGER*

Production Stage Manager

REGIONAL: Disney’s Newsies, Little Women, On Golden Pond, West Side Story, Godspell, How to Succeed, Crazy For You (New London Barn Playhouse), Once, Venus Rising, Matilda, Dear Elizabeth, Oslo, Noises Off, Disgraced, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Christmas Carol (Northern Stage), Mary Stuart, Othello (Folger Shakespeare), Stoop Stories (Studio Theatre), August Wilson's 20th Century (Kennedy Center). NYC: Cleopatra: The New Pop Experience (Theater for the New City), Daddy Long Legs (Davenport Theatricals), Claudio Quest (NYMF), Zombies on Broadway (RKO Stage), Sheila's Day (Lincoln Center Education), Jasper in Deadland (Prospect Theater). MFA: Carnegie Mellon University. #TeamBrian

ALLIE SMITH

Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher

Allie is so excited to be returning to The Barn this summer. This is her second season at The Barn and she’s thrilled to be the Wardrobe Supervisor. About a week prior to arriving in New London, Allie received her BA in Theatre & Dance from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where she had the amazing opportunity to be involved in 12 mainstage productions, including The Wolves and Hands on a Hardbody as the lead Costume Designer. This fall, she plans to pursue additional minors as well as apply to law school. Allie is so grateful to be spending another summer at The Barn and would like to thank her family and friends for their unending support (and making the 23 hour drive from Texas with her). VIVA LA BARN!

GRACE TARABORRELLI

Company Manager Associate

Grace is elated to be returning to the Barn for her second season and so very happy to be serving as Company Manager for the first time. Grace spent her summer last year working with the wonderful Education Department as their Stage Manager. Some of her favorite credits include the Walnut Street Theatre: A Christmas Carol and Pinkalicious (ASM), New London Barn Playhouse: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (SM), Point Park University: The House of Bernarda Alba (SM), International Summer Dance (ASM). Grace is a recent graduate from Point Park University where she received her BFA is Theatre Production: Stage Management. She would like to thank the full Barn Company and staff all their hard work and her family for their never ending love and support!

ANNE WILSON

Marketing Associate

Box Office Assistant

Anne is originally from Elkins, WV and a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B. A. In Arts Administration with a concentration in Theatre. Previously she worked with the Cherokee Historical Association of Cherokee, NC as a Social Media Intern and Box Office Assistant. She is looking forward to her time with New London Barn Playhouse to learn new things and share new experiences with the company! 

*Denotes Membership in Actors' Equity Association, the union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers

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