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Casting & Hiring

The New London Barn Playhouse employs over 100 positions each summer, including Administration, Artistic & Production Staff, Musicians, and Performers.

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Acting Intern Company Auditions

New London Barn Playhouse seeks non-Equity performers for its Acting Intern Company. The 2018 contract runs from May 27 – August 19 with the possibility of casting in the final show of the summer, which runs until September 2.

Acting Interns form the foundation of the company and play leading roles and/or chorus in each show alongside AEA actors. Compensation is $1,200 for the summer plus EMC points. Tech work is required 3 mornings a week, basic housekeeping chores are assigned, and participation in load-ins and strike is mandatory. Each Acting Intern will be offered a leading role for the season and will audition for the available roles in remaining shows. They will also perform in three original musical revues throughout the summer.

Local Actor Auditions

In addition to the Acting Intern Company, the New London Barn Playhouse seeks local talent each season for a variety of roles in the Main Stage season. Both Non-Union and Equity Performers interested in auditioning  should send their headshots and resume to casting@nlbarn.org. The New London Barn Playhouse operates under an SPT Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association.

The Barn participates in the following auditions:

  • A1 Auditions in New York, New York: January 11-15. Learn more at the A1 Auditions Website.
  • New England Theater Conference Auditions in Natick, MA: March 17-19, 2018. Learn more at the NETC website.
  • Local Auditions: Local AEA and Non-Equity Auditions, April 7 (New London, NH) and 8 (White River Junction, VT). Send headshot and resume to casting@nlbarn.org to apply for a slot.
  • New York City EPAs: Time and date TBA.

Junior Intern Auditions

Auditions will be held in on April 7th and 8th.  Check back for more details on audition location. Please sign up for an audition after March 15 by emailing at education@nlbarn.org. For auditions, please 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 sign up for an audition slot to interview with the staff. 

If you cannot make these auditions, please email education@nlbarn.org for more information or to learn how to audition at another time.

Directors, Designers & Production Staff

The New London Barn Playhouse continuously accepts resumes for future employment of Production, Design, & Artistic Staff.  Positions may include Scenic Designers, Costume Designers, Lighting Designers, Stage Managers, Carpenters, Stitchers, Wardrobe, Sound Technicians, Master Electricians, Choreographers, Box Office & Administrative Staff.  Specific openings are posted on Playbill.comBackstage Jobs & Artsearch as early as January.  Interested applicants are encouraged to refer to these ads, however, please feel free to address questions or comments to Keith Coughlin, Artistic Director, at keith@nlbarn.org.

Musicians

The New London Barn Playhouse typically hires a Main Stage Associate Music Director, a Junior Intern Company Music Director, and at least three additional musicians for the summer season.  Specific openings are posted on Playbill.comBackstage Jobs & Artsearch as early as January. Interested applicants are encouraged to refer to these ads; however, please feel free to address questions or comments to Keith Coughlin, Artistic Director, at keith@nlbarn.org.


If you have questions about auditioning, please email casting@nlbarn.org.

If you have questions about applying for a position on our production staff, please email production@nlbarn.org.

If you have questions about becoming a musician with us for the summer, please email keith@nlbarn.org.

The New London Barn Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer to all persons regardless of age, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity and/or expression.