2017 Technical Intern Company

2017 Technical Intern Company

Julia Bates (Assistant Stage Management Intern) recently spent the 2016-17 season as an intern at South Coast Repertory where she served as the SM intern for All the Way, A Christmas Carol, Flora & Ulysses, and The Siegel. Additionally, she worked as  the stage manager for the Teen Players production of The Secret in the Wings. Other credits include: Thaddeus & Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure at Lookingglass Theatre Company (SM Intern),Welcome Yule! at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (ASM), and DISK Performances at SpaceLab, at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial (SM). She has a BFA from DePaul University and will be attending the Yale School of Drama this fall.


Katie Cecil Cairns (Assistant Stage Management Intern) is a recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in stage management. She has spent the last two summers as a stage manager on multiple shows at Heritage Theatre Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her previous credits include You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pirates of Penzance, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, and The Rocky Horror Show. She is excited to be joining the New London Barn Playhouse for the summer!


Colleen Doherty (Electrics Intern) is so excited to be returning for her second season at the Barn. She has missed the Barn family and the environment very much. Colleen has just finished her second year in university studying lighting design. She is from Rochester, New York and goes to school in Fredonia, New York. This year Colleen is the Electrics intern here at The Barn. In her free time she likes to be around friends and family. She has worked as an electrician on many shows while in school as well as holding some Assistant master electrician and Master electrician positions. During the School year she also works out in Buffalo for the Theater of Youth. She was also the Carpentry and Electrics intern at the barn last summer.  It’s a new summer but it’s still the same fun green haired girl from last summer (even though her hair is now purple).


Cori LaPinsky (Scenic and Electrics Intern) is an undergraduate student at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida studying as a Theatre Arts major. She has an immense passion for her work, both on the stage and off. She has worked as Master Electrician, and shop assistant at Stetson, and has also been seen on stage regularly at the university. Her most recent appearances were Anna in David Mamet’s Boston Marriage, and Bianca in William Shakespeare’s Othello. This is her first summer stock position and she is greatly honored and excited to be spending it at The Barn! She looks forward to the great work she will be doing this summer, and the great people she will have the opportunity to work with.


Emily Duncan Wilson (Sound Intern) is a recent graduate of Smith College where she was a multiple-woodwind performance music major and theatre minor with a focus in sound design. She will begin studying at the Yale School of Drama this fall as a Sound Design MFA candidate. She plays woodwinds with the folk/pop duo Hannah & Maggie, and is featured on their album, “Oh No”, released May 2017. She is very excited to spend her second summer at the Barn. Recent sound design credits: Regional: Sweet Sweet Spirit (Academy of Music Theatre); Educational: Bakkhai, Tigers Be Still, Steel Magnolias, and Metamorphoses (Smith College Department of Theatre). Recent orchestra pit/musical theatre credits: Regional: Brigadoon, How To Succeed in Business (New London Barn Playhouse); Educational: Cabaret (Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre), West Side Story (Keene High School), Fiddler on the Roof (Hampshire Regional High School), Stages: A Musical Revue (writer/director, Smith College).


Jesenia Rodriguez (Costume Intern and Stitcher) is a costume technician. Her past experience has allowed her to work on a wide range of shows from large scale musicals to small cast straight plays. Her most recent production being Oklahoma!, where she showcased her attention to detail while working as wardrobe supervisor and assistant costume designer for a cast of 50. Her work on Cloud 9 presented her with the opportunity to exhibit her leaderships skills in delegating tasks to a small crew, and coming up with an organized system for the quick changes according to the needs of their unique backstage dressing areas. As a stitcher and wig stylist for Romeo & Juliet, she was able to display her expansive alterations skills and ability to maintain period styled wigs. She plans on graduating from the University of Central Florida with a BFA Design & Technology degree Spring 2018.


Emily Wilson (Costume Intern and Stitcher) goes to school at the University of West Florida in Pensacola for a B.A. in theatre with a focus in costume design. She recently was a Stitcher/Wardrobe supervisor for her University’s production of Romeo & Juliet, and a Stitcher/Spot op. for Evita at the University. She just finished up her Freshmen year and is exited to work at The Barn this season and anticipates her next three years at University.