Just like the Acting Intern Company, these Technical Interns represent the best and brightest of young theater technicians and administrators. If you see them around town, say hello!
TREVIN DUTEY (Company Management Intern) is from Ironton, Ohio and is very excited to be joining the Barn for their 86th season! He is a Sophomore at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio where he is working to earn his BFA in Musical Theatre. During his Freshman year, Trevin was able to perform on the Otterbein stage in The Diary of Anne Frank and in a cut of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, and in the fall he will be performing in Big Fish. Trevin would like to thank his family for all their love and support, and Elliott for this great opportunity.
SAMANTHA KIRK (Scenic Intern) is very excited to be a Barnie after just finishing her first year at Point Park University, where she is pursuing her BFA in Technical Design and Management. Before going to college, she volunteered as a stage manager and carpenter at the Rhode Center for the Arts in her hometown of Kenosha, WI, and the resident theatre company there voted her Backstage Volunteer of the Year for seasons 39 and 44. Sam is very grateful to the Barn for allowing her to grow in an environment so conducive to learning, and for bringing her 21 hours from home into a different part of the country and into a new family of performers and technicians.
KYLA MARMEJO-VARGA (Stage Management Intern) is thrilled to be back for her second summer at the Barn! Previously, Kyla was the Barn’s 2016 season JI Stage Manager. Her favorite projects at the Barn thus far have been, The Legend of Sleeping Beauty and The Wizard of Oz. Kyla graduated from Dartmouth College last year with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater. Throughout her four years as an undergraduate student, Kyla filled a variety of roles on Dartmouth productions including props designer, spotlight operator and scene shop assistant. Kyla’s true passion lies in stage management. While at Dartmouth, Kyla stage managed multiple productions; her favorites include Chicago, and The Baltimore Waltz. Kyla recently completed her first season at Northern Stage as an Education Assistant and Youth Ensemble Studio Stage Manager. Favorite Northern Stage credits include The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Yo, Vikings!
ANTHONY PADUA (Sound Intern, Assistant Sound Designer) is an aspiring Audio Engineer, who majored in Technical Theater. He has studied theater since high school under the mentorship of his uncle, Viktor Araque, the Theater Manager for the school district. He continued his education in college and has been pursuing Audio Engineering. He currently lives in North Carolina with his family and has been working on GarageBand making music beats.
VIVIAN SANTANA (Scenic/Electrics Intern) is a fourth year undergrad at the University of California, Davis. She is a Theater and Dance major focused primarily in stage lighting. Vivian has worked on over twenty productions since she found her passion for theater two years ago. In her busy time she dreams about what it must be like to have free time. It would probably involve reading books, watching Netflix, and hula hooping.
ALLISON (Allie) SMITH (Costume Intern) is a 21 year-old and will be a senior this fall at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She is a Theatre & Dance Major with a focus in Technical Theatre & Design and an emphasis in Costume Design & Construction. Allie plans to pursue an MFA in Costume Design after graduation and dreams of one day being a professional costume designer on Broadway. Technical theatre has been a passion of hers for years and she’s so grateful to get the chance to pursue this craft as a career. Allie hope to never stop learning and growing in what she does. I want to thank my family and friends for their endless support and The Barn for giving me this wonderful opportunity.
JENNA SWATT (Costume Intern) As a costume technology major at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Jenna is thrilled to be working at New London Barn Playhouse as a costume intern. She has worked as a stitcher/draper and assistant costume designer on many productions at her program, including, Faust, Blood Wedding, and An Octoroon. Professionally, she has worked as an assistant costume designer on the Connecticut premier of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at The Connecticut Theatre Company.