Junior Intern Company

The Barn’s Junior Intern Company is comprised of 30 young performers aged 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, choreographers, and actors.

The company rehearses Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (including a lunch break), with performances on select Thursdays and Saturdays. The full program runs from June 17th through August 17th, with each production getting two or three weeks of rehearsals. Junior Intern productions are directed and choreographed by Director of Education, Josh Feder, our Education Programs Manager, Andrew Miller, and other guest directors. Other events, such as performances at the Market on the Green, “JI Nights” for the Main Stage productions, and outings to other local performances and events will be announced throughout the summer.  

Besides mounting highly professional shows for consistently sold-out houses, this performance-based program fosters individual growth in performance skills as well as nurturing an ensemble experience where each member supports and encourages their castmates. Theater games and educational exercises, in conjunction with the work toward each production, develop the performance skills of each member of the company.

BACKSTAGE JUNIOR INTERNSHIPS

Junior Internship is also available for teenagers in the technical aspects of theater, in the areas of Sets/Lights, Costumes, and Stage Management. Tech JIs will work closely with our Technical Director, Costume Designer, and/or Stage Manager to help with the building and painting of sets and props, running the light board and spot lights, helping to measure and build costumes, and assist in running rehearsals and backstage. Interested students should interview and apply to one, two, or all three categories of our Tech programs. Interviews are held at the same time as auditions for the acting JIs. 

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, April 13th at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, and on Sunday, April 14th at Whipple Hall in New London. To schedule an audition, please email education@nlbarn.org to make an appointment. For the audition, 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 email education@nlbarn.org to sign up for a time slot to interview with the staff. In-person interviews are available at the dates/times listed above.

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

PROGRAM FEE:  The program fee is $900.00 for the full 9 weeks, payable at time of registration. We are able to keep this extraordinarily low fee with help from our Annual Fund.  We feel that it is important that theater education be affordable as we train tomorrow’s theater  lovers and performers.  Additionally, we do have a tuition forgiveness program in place, with partial and full scholarships available. Finally, we are able to pro-rate the fee for partial-season membership on a case-by-case basis. Please email education@nlbarn.org with questions regarding the program fee and/or scholarships. 

LOCAL TALENT:  Please note that this program is intended for those who live in the area, or have local housing options during the summer months (eg: families with summer homes in the area, or who have extended family/friends who live nearby). We are not an overnight camp, and as such we are unable to provide housing. Thank you for understanding.

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New London Barn Playhouse Senior Staff

Keith Coughlin
Executive Artistic Director
keith@nlbarn.org

Keith Coughlin is proud to be a part of another wonderful season, celebrating his 11th summer here at the Barn. He has worked as a performer, director, choreographer, and master class teacher across the country. Directing/Choreography: West Side Story (2017 NH Theatre Award, Best Professional Musical), Crazy for You (2016 Moss Hart Award for Excellence in Professional Theater), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (NH Theatre Award nomination, Best Musical, 2015), Kiss Me Kate (NH Theatre Award nomination, Best Musical, 2014), The Drowsy Chaperone (Cape Repertory Theatre), Click Clack Moo! (Theatreworks, U.S. National Tour). Choreography: 5-time NH Theatre Award winner for Best Choreography, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Singin’ In The Rain, Ragtime, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pirates of Penzance, Clifford the Big Red Dog Live (U.S. National Tour), Mary Poppins, White Christmas (Northern Stage), Urinetown, Chicago, Spring Awakening, Hairspray (Dartmouth College). Associate Choreography: The Toxic Avenger (Outer Critics Circle Best Off-Broadway Musical, 2009), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Detroit Company). He also serves as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Theater at Dartmouth College. Special thanks to my family and friends for their unending support. Sarah, Samuel, and Luna our black Lab, I couldn’t do it without you.

Elliott Cunningham
Director of Operations/Associate Artistic Director
Elliott@nlbarn.org

Elliott Cunningham is happy to be back ‘on the porch’ for his fifth consecutive year and elated to serve in his new position. He is honored to be on this journey with Executive Artistic Director Keith Coughlin along with the other members of the Barn company. Elliott served as the Company Manager and Artistic Associate for the last two years as well as a Guest Artist in various seasons. Elliott recently worked as Company Manager on the World Premier of the new musical Renascence produced Off-Broadway with Transport Group Theatre Company directed by Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan and score by Carmel Dean. He has previously served in management positions with Cunard Line and Cumberland County Playhouse. Also a performer, Elliott’s Barn credits include: Little WomenCrazy for You, Shrek, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Souvenir (now that’s a true Barn storyand All Shook up.  Other favorite performance credits: Lead Production Singer, Cunard Line Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth, Altar Boyz, Urinetown, The Secret Garden, Addams Family, Hairspray, My Fair Lady, She Loves Me, The Shadowbox and Brigadoon among others and is a part of the group Four Guys Who SingBFA, Musical Theatre, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Elliott is thrilled to have a home in New London and at the Barn- there is truly magic in this old barn. Love your Barn, it loves you. LTMDGBR.  www.elliottcunningham.net


Jody Cooper
Director of Development
managingdirector@nlbarn.org

Jody is excited and honored to return to her beloved Barn in her new “off stage” role after having played the role of Gretl in The Sound of Music in 1964 at the tender young age of 8 and repeating the same role again when it returned to the Barn the following summer. She also appeared in Annie Get Your Gun at the Barn in 1967 as Nellie and in 2011 in The Man Who Came to Dinner. After returning to the stage many years later, she has appeared in many community productions including Carousel (Carrie) and Brigadoon (Fiona) at the Newport Opera House, Nunsense (Sr. Mary Amnesia) in Franklin and Newport, Company (Susan) at the Lebanon, NH Opera House and The Medium, City of Angels (Donna/Oolie), Bye Bye Birdie (Mrs. MacAfee) and Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette) at Colby-Sawyer College. Most of her “performing” time is now spent singing with the Kearsarge Chorale, the Sunapee Singers and most recently playing percussion in the Kearsarge Community Band. Jody holds her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Colby-Sawyer College and, after working for 20 years in corporate America in account management, received her M.Ed. in School Counseling from Plymouth State University. Jody spends much of her time as a professional organizer, rentals manager at New London Historical Society and as a customer service/service advisor at Marshalls Garage as well as many other volunteer and fundraising activities. She was raised in Bedford, NY, summered all her life on the shores of Little Lake Sunapee and has lived in New London, NH for 40 years.

Joshua M. Feder
Director of Education & Artistic Associate
josh@nlbarn.org

Josh is honored to be calling the Barn his home for his 12th summer. In addition to directing, choreographing, and overseeing the Junior Intern Company since 2008, he directed Over the Pub, Sylvia, and three Straw Hat Revues, choreographed The Student Prince and Side by Side by Sondheim, and has taught several acting classes. Locally, he directed Cymbeline (Hanover High); choreographed South Pacific (Opera North), The Liar (Dartmouth College), and Anything Goes (NCCT Teens); and assistant directed Trick or Treat and Mamma Mia! (Northern Stage). Other favorite productions include: The Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde, The Heidi Chronicles, The Learned Ladies, Sweeney Todd, How I Learned to Drive, Time Stands Still, and The Last 5 Years. Assistant Director: 1776 (Paper Mill), Pirates! (Huntington), Dramatis Personae (Cherry Lane), and The Sisters Rosensweig (South Coast Rep). He has worked with Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, and Goodspeed Musicals. He spent three years as the Director of Theater at the Kingswood Oxford School and has taught at Terpsichore Dance and Theatre Company. Josh received his BA from Dartmouth College and is currently pursuing his MFA in Directing at UC Irvine. Love and thanks to friends, family, and Philip.

Beth Adele Perregaux
Business Manager
beth@nlbarn.org

Beth is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College. Beth is very happy to be celebrating her 13th season at the Barn! She joined the staff in 2006. Beth has been coming to the Playhouse for many years and cherishes the history of the Barn and is very proud to be a part of the current team. She also enjoys helping Wynne with many of her Barn projects, while also working at Hudkins Law and with several other local businesses using her accounting skills. Beth enjoys being outdoors – walking, skiing, snowshoeing, and kayaking on Pleasant Lake. Beth is the proud mother of two wonderful sons, Timothy and Paul. Beth looks forward to seeing everyone on the Porch this summer. With love and thanks to all my friends and family.

Martha Bristol
Usher Coordinator
martha@nlbarn.org

Martha Bristol is excited to begin her 10th season on staff at the Barn as Usher Coordinator!  She has been involved with the usher group for 29 years.  There are about 120 incredible volunteers looking forward to seating our patrons this summer.  During the day she is a customer service representative at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.  She is also the Treasurer for SKIT and appeared on stage this past April in Skit’s comedy The Red Velvet Cake War. See you on the Porch and enjoy the show!


Wynne DeMille
Chair of the Friends of the Barn
wynne@nlbarn.org

A Registered Nurse by profession and theater buff by preference, Wynne DeMille has been involved in the operation of the Barn Playhouse for over four decades. As one of “Norman Leger’s girls”, Wynne has served in many different capacities over the years, from publicity to costuming to marketing to working backstage. Wynne and her husband Tom were instrumental in the successful effort to preserve the Playhouse as a non-profit corporation. As Founder and Chair of the Friends of the Barn Playhouse, she led the campaign to refurbish the 302 Art Deco chairs and other interior features of the Playhouse and each year manages a major fundraising event. Her role as archivist of Playhouse activities plays a vital role in preserving the Barn’s history for future generations. After all these years, Wynne finally made her on-stage debut in 2012’s Our Town, which fittingly was presented in recognition of the Barn’s 80th Season. Wynne looks forward to the opportunity to continue serving the Playhouse as its Director of Front of House and Chair of the Friends.

2017 Summer Staff

ADMINISTRATIVE

Elliott Cunningham, Company Manager
Elizabeth Faust, Box Office Manager
Rylee Pauling, Box Office Assistant
Mitch Marois, Marketing & Administrative Associate
Danielle N. Piacentile, Sales & Marketing Assistant
Kayla May, Director of Camps Programs
Noah Shapiro, Kitchen Manager

JUNIOR INTERN COMPANY

Andrew Miller, Education Associate and
Director, Romeo and Juliet
Dana LoBuono, Stage Manager
Amanda Lee, Costume Designer
Grace Arrowood,
Scenic/Props Designer & Technical Director
Aaron Carson, 
Assistant Director/Assistant Stage

Manager
Kayleigh Campo,
Director, The Snow Queen
Brittany Sue Hines,
Director, Stuart Little

OUTSIDE SERVICES

Ann Kiley & Lindsey Tompkins, Graphic Designers
Lisa Crockford of Crockford Gardens, Gardens
Glen Lohmann, Maintenance

ARTISTIC AND PRODUCTION

Shay Garber, Production Manager
Brian R. Sekinger*, Production Stage Manager

Ben Montmagny, Resident Sound Designer
& Engineer
Ashley Green, Master Electrician
Cori LaPinsky, Scenic & Electrics Intern
Serena Yau, Scenic & Electrics Intern
Emily Duncan Wilson, Sound Intern
Colleen Doherty, Electrics Intern

Eleanor Seaman, Costume Shop Manager
Ashton Montgomery, Wardrobe Supervisor
Lisa Fuhr, Draper & First Hand
Jesenia Rodriguez, Costume Intern & Stitcher
Emily Wilson, Costume Intern & Stitcher

Derek Alley, Props Master
Saylor Novonglosky, Props Master
Kallen Eckert, Assistant Technical Director
& Master Carpenter
Vincent Gunn, Scenic Artist
Daniel Smith, Scenic Carpenter

Kristin Herrick*, Stage Manager
Julia Bates, Assistant Stage Management Intern
Katie Cecil Cairns, Assistant Stage Management Intern

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association

A Brief History of the New London Barn

by Tom DeMille

Notable Barn Alumni
Past Seasons

The New London Barn Playhouse is the oldest, continuously operating Summer Stock theater in New Hampshire, a distinction which has gained it inclusion in the state’s Register of Historic Places.

In the summer of 1933, Mrs. Josephine Etter Holmes, Chair of the Department of Speech at Mount Holyoke College, came to New London with four female students and, with the assistance of colleagues at Colby Junior College and male actors drawn from the community, established the New London Players of New Hampshire. A disciple of the Little Theater Movement then sweeping the country, Mrs. Holmes aimed “to establish…a theater group presenting dramas of stimulating artistic & literary merit” and began pursuit of this high minded goal on July 11th at a sold out Whipple Memorial Hall. Three one act plays were presented that night. Tickets were 50 cents; pillows a nickel. Props, costumes and ushers were provided by the local citizenry. According to the New London News the show “aroused great enthusiasm…and set a new gauge for dramatic art in the region”.

That winter she purchased the Everett Barn on Main Street. Built around 1820, it sat empty as the town had long before absorbed most of the original farm for use as its hospital. Local carpenter Horace Stanley was hired to turn the hayloft into a balcony and add a box office window under the front stairs. Patrons sat on long wooden benches the evening of July 12, 1934 to see Milestones, a drama of industrial conflict in England during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Not exactly an evening of song, dance and laughter but a wonderful evening was had by all. Dr. H. Leslie Sawyer, President of Colby Junior College, was the Barn’s first usher.

The advent of World War II brought significant change. Most Summer Stock theaters closed (many never to reopen) but the Barn Playhouse soldiered on with a slimmed down schedule. Mrs. Holmes sold the Playhouse in 1948 to N. Warren Weldon who downplayed experimental and classic plays in favor of “Old Chestnuts” like Life With Father and The Philadelphia Story. In typical Summer Stock fashion, each show would run for one week only with serious drama and mystery sprinkled among the many comedies.

In 1955, Norman Leger, a Nebraska native and graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, purchased a majority interest in the theater which he would guide for the next half century. The Playhouse that evolved under Norman had the feel of an old Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie. The dominant theme: “Hey kids, let’s put on a show”. He introduced musical comedy by producing Finian’s Rainbow the last week of the 1956 season and little by little the emphasis switched from the “Old Chestnuts” to the primarily musical comedy format of today. The physical plant underwent great changes with the addition of front and back porches and improvements to seating, stage and production areas.

The mission of the Playhouse also evolved over time with Norman stressing the education of young artists interested in pursuing a career in theater. Today, a typical Playhouse Company consists of a small cadre of theater professionals together with more than a score of participants in our Intern Program. Each year Interns, primarily college students majoring in theater, are selected after a careful casting process to take part in what is nothing less than Broadway Boot Camp. For fourteen weeks these young people eat, sleep and breathe theater while living together in the former Nurse’s Residence next to the Playhouse. They build sets, sew costumes, rehearse and perform, sometimes working on as many as four shows in various stages of production at the same time.

The 1992 Acting Intern Company, featuring a young Taye Diggs

Many “Barnies” have gone on to great acclaim in the entertainment business. Sandy Dennis won two Tony Awards on Broadway and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf. Steven Schwartz, famed composer of Godspell, Pippin, Wicked and much more served as the Playhouse’s Musical Director in the 1960s. Emmy Award winner Phillip Rosenthal was the Creator and Chief Writer for Everybody Loves Raymond and multiple winner Tom Fontana created, wrote and produced the long running TV series St. Elsewhere. Choreographer and Director Casey Nicholaw received three Tony Award nominations for his work on The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot, and The Book of Mormon. Judy Kuhn, also a three time Tony Award nominee, was the original Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway. Taye Diggs starred on stage in Rent and in major roles in the movies Chicago and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. And there are hundreds of other Barnies active in theater today that owe their much of their success to the training received at the Playhouse.

Shortly before his death, Norman created a non profit corporation to carry on his work. The Board of Directors is committed to the Playhouse’s mission of “producing vibrant theater created by emerging artists, in collaboration with accomplished professionals, within and in order to preserve one of the most cherished and historic summer stock theaters in the country”.

Tom DeMille (1938-2017) was Chair of the New London Barn Playhouse, a devoted Barnie,
and a beloved friend.

New London Barn Playhouse
Board of Directors

Steve Ensign, President
New London, NH

Daniel Snyder, Vice President
New London, NH

Michael Wood, Treasurer
New London, NH

Peg Theroux, Secretary
New London, NH

Allan Davis
New London, NH

Wynne DeMille
New London, NH

John Finck
New London, NH

Bob Odell
New London, NH

Janet Miller Haines
New London, NH

Pam Perkins
New London, NH

Vahan Sarkisian
New London, NH

Dan Schneider
Sunapee, NH

“Barnie” Legacy

Since 1933, thousands of young artists at the start of their careers have passed through . The New London Barn Playhouse is dedicated to the growth and education of these artists, and through the years each Intern, Apprentice, and Guest Artist has left their mark on the Barn. Here are just a few of the Barnies who have gone on to stellar careers in the industry.

If you’re a Barnie who has stories to tell, updates to share, or just want to say Hi we invite you to reach out via our Alumni Updates page!

Talene Monahon, Actor (Acting Intern, 2010)

Off-Broadway: The Government Inspector, The Wild Party

 


Colton Ryan, Actor (Acting Intern, 2014)

Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen


Kathryn Allison, Actor (Acting Intern, 2014)

Broadway: Aladdin


Kennedy Caughell, Actor (Acting Intern, 2011)

Broadway: Natasha, Pierre…, National Tour: Wicked, American Idiot

 


Taye Diggs, Actor (Acting Inter, 1992)

Television: Private Practice, Day Break; Film: Chicago, House on Haunted Hill

Broadway: Rent, Headwig and the Angry Inch, Off-Broadway: The Wild Party


Casey Nicholaw, Director/Choreographer

Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, The Drowsy Chaperone, Something Rotten

*Tony Award Winner*


Lewis J. Stadlen, Actor (Acting Intern, 1966)

Broadway: Minnie’s Boys, The Time of Your Life , The Sunshine Boys, CandideThe Odd Couple, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Man Who Came to Dinner, 45 Seconds from Broadway The Producers, The People in the PictureThe Nance, Fish in the Dark, The Front Page

*Three Tony Award Nominations*


Judy Kuhn, Actor

Film: Pocahontas

Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Fun Home, Chess, Les Miserables, Chess, She Loves Me, Rags, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

*Four Tony Award Nominations*


Matt Cavenaugh, Actor (Acting Intern, 1999)

Broadway: West Side Story, A Catered Affair, Grey Gardens, Urban Cowboy


Stephen Schwartz, Composer/Lyricist (Music Director, 1967)

Broadway: Godspell, Pippin, Children of Eden, Wicked

Film: The Prince of Egypt, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted

*Three Grammy Awards, Three Academy Awards, and One Tony Award*

Mission Statement

The New London Barn Playhouse produces vibrant theater created by emerging artists in collaboration with accomplished professionals within, and in order to preserve, one of the most cherished and historic summer stock theaters in the country.

Board of Directors
Senior Staff
Barn History


NOMINATED for over
100 New Hampshire Theater Awards

 

WINNER of the New England Theatre Conference 2016 AND 2017 Moss Hart Award for Theatrical Excellence

 

 


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Our 2016 Season Newsletter is here!

Coming soon to your mailbox: the 2016 Barn Newsletter….
Keith’s letter to the community, alumni updates, a first glimpse of the 2016 Acting Intern Company, and much more. Check it out HERE!


The 2015 Season sweeps New Hampshire Theatre Awards!

We’re so honored to have been awarded multiple wins at the 2015 NHTAs, including a win for Best Professional Musical. CLICK HERE to read our press release about the event with a full list of award winners. Congratulations to our entire 2015 summer company!


The 2015 Season recognized with 27 New Hampshire Theatre Award nominations!

Our 2015 Season has received a record 27 nominations from the New Hampshire Theatre Awards, the state’s preeminent theatrical alliance. Recognition came in every available category, including acting, directing, choreography, and design work.

A complete list of 2015 NHTA nominees can be found here. We send our congratulations to all the nominees and our deepest thanks to every member of our outstanding 2015 Barn Company. You are all winners!


2016 Season Subscriptions Now on Sale!

It’s officially that time of year again: time to purchase your subscription for the 2016 season! Whether you’re renewing your subscription from 2015 or looking to become a new subscriber, don’t miss your chance to get tickets to all of our mainstage productions for the 2016 season. Subscriptions can be purchased over the phone by calling (603) 526-6710 or by visiting the box office anytime after 11 AM for the rest of the 2015 season.


 Tuesday July 7: “Fells Night” at the New London Barn!

The Fells is a historic 83.5 acre estate in Newbury, NH. Each year, thousands of people enjoy the history and natural beauty of the gardens, trails, and the lovely home itself. In appreciation of this New London treasure, Tuesday, July 7 is “Fells Night” at the Barn! Fells members will receive a 20% discount to the show that evening, and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to support the Fells organization.
Join us and help support this wonderful place!


Join us for a Master Class with Mama Rose!

Crafting Your Performance: A Master Class in Acting with Theater Professor Anne Torsiglieri
Saturday, June 20, 1:00-3:00 PM
At the New London Outing Club

Join us for a master class with the extraordinary Anne Torsiglieri! Anne will lead an intimate group through a two-hour workshop designed to develop basic acting technique and cultivate performance skills. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with a 1-2 minute monologue. For more information and to register, please call 603-526-6401.


Check out our Spring 2015 Newsletter!

Details on the upcoming season, a first look at the 2015 Intern Company, Barn alumni updates, and much more…. Take a look at our latest newsletter here!


 New London Barn Night at the New London Inn
Thursday, May 14
5:30-9:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious meal, catch up with friends, and support the Barn all at the same time! As part of their Thursday’s Child program, our friends at the Inn will donate 50% of all net proceeds from their May 14 dinner service to the Barn. Call 603-526-2791 or visit their website for reservations.


 Curtains Up!

Wednesday, April 22
at the New London Historical Society
Doors open 7 pm; performance 7:30 pm

Join our new Artistic Director Keith Coughlin and Board President Tom DeMille for a sneak peek at our upcoming season, hosted by our great friends at the New London Historical Society. Get the scoop on what’s in store with songs, scenes, backstage tidbits, and insider stories. This very popular event was absolutely packed last year – don’t miss it!

 The Barn’s 2014 Season recognized with 19 Award Nominations!

Nominations for the state-wide New Hampshire Theatre Awards have just been announced, and it’s been another great year for the Barn! The nominees are (drumroll, please):
Best Musical
A Little Night Music; Kiss Me, Kate
Best Director
Lily King, A Little Night Music; Keith Coughlin, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Musical Direction
Andy Roninson, A Little Night Music & Kiss Me, Kate
Best Choreography
Jen Jankuska, A Little Night Music; Keith Coughlin, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Actress
Carol Dunne, A Little Night Music; Sara Schoch, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Actor
David Bonanno, A Little Night Music; Ryan Andes, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Supporting Actress
Sara Masterson, A Little Night Music; Kathryn Allison, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Supporting Actor
Colton Ryan & Taylor Wright, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Lighting Design
Sarah Cogan, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Costume Design
Amy Sutton, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Scenic Design
Jordan Janota, Kiss Me, Kate
 
We proudly congratulate this year’s nominees, as well as our entire extraordinary company of outstanding artists and dedicated staff. Winners will be announced in late January – we’ll keep you posted!

 The New London Barn welcomes New Producing Artistic Director, long-time Barnie Keith Coughlin. Click here to read about the Barn’s future.


2015 Season Subscriptions On Sale Beginning Wednesday August 6!

Get your subscription today to lock in the best possible deal for next summer. Titles under consideration include The Sound of Music, Gypsy, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Showboat, and Steel Magnolias. Whatever the final shows turn out to be, one thing is guaranteed: it will be another spectacular summer. Call the Box Office at 603-526-6710 for details on how to subscribe for our 2015 season!

Check out this fantastic feature article from their June 2014 issue.
Thanks so much to a great publication for featuring the oldest continuously operating summer theater in the state!


Read All About It:
The 2014 Season Newsletter is here!

Artistic Director Carol Dunne’s season message, a first look at the 2014 Acting Intern Company, fantastic Barnie alumni updates, and more…… Click here to read up on everything that’s coming your way this summer!


Can’t Wait until Summer? Join us for a Barn event this Spring!

Thursday’s Child at the Coach House Restaurant: New London Barn Night
Thursday, May 15
5:30-9:00 pm
New London Inn
Reservations highly recommended

Enjoy a delicious meal, catch up with friends, and support the Barn all at the same time! Our friends at the Inn will donate 50% of all net proceeds from their May 15 dinner service to the Barn. Call 603-526-2791 or visit the Inn’s website for reservations.


The Barn produces New Hampshire’s Best Musical – for the 4th year in a row!

For the fourth consecutive year, a New London Barn production has been named “Best Musical” by the New Hampshire Theatre Awards.

The 2013 winner was our hit production of Singin’ In The Rain. The show joined a string of past winners: 2012’s Ragtime, 2011’s Drowsy Chaperone, and 2010’s Pirates of Penzance. We also racked up five additional awards and a total of 31 nominations in 13 different categories!

So did you miss the sold-out Singin’ In The Rain? Don’t make the same mistake twice: click here to get your tickets now for our 2014 season!


Northern Stage’s White Christmas brings together years of Barn alumni!

Directed by Carol Dunne & Choreographed by Keith Coughlin (whose work has been seen at the Barn in Singin’ in the Rain, Ragtime, and The Drowsy Chaperone, among others)

White Christmas features…

Jamal Shuriah (2010, Seaweed in Hairspray)

Alex Syiek (2011, Aldolfo in The Drowsy Chaperone)

Edward Tolve (2011, Amos in Chicago)

Rachel Brawley (2011, Roxy in Chicago)

Chloe Tiso (2011, Janet Van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone)

Jacob Tischler (2012, Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde)

Check out more about the show and get your tickets today by visiting www.northernstage.org


 Winter Classes are back!

Based on last year’s popularity, we are excited to be offering five winter acting classes!

Classes will be held at the New London Outing Club Indoor Center (at the former middle school, location of our summer camps) for six weeks after school, with sessions on either Wednesday OR Friday, and run from January 8 through February 14. CLICK HERE to learn more!


 Announcing the 2014 Summer Season

Straw Hat Revue, June 5-8
A Barn tradition! Meet our 2014 Acting Intern Company in an original musical revue

A Little Night Music, June 11-22
Legendary composer Stephen Sondheim’s wildly romantic chronicle, starring our own Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne

Damn Yankees, June 25-July 13
The devilishly funny home-run hit about one fan’s ultimate devotion to America’s favorite pastime

Monty Python’s Spamalot, July 16-27
A gloriously irreverent romp, lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

Over the Pub, July 30-August 3
A heartwarming and hilarious look at one family’s struggle to maintain normalcy amid the daily dramas of life in 1960’s Ireland

Kiss Me Kate, August 6-17
Cole Porter’s most successful musical and a true American masterpiece

Dial M for Murder, August 20-31
A spine-chilling evening of unbearable suspense and Hitchcockian thrills

Remember, season subscriptions are available for purchase NOW by calling the box office at 603-526-6710. Single tickets will go on sale Monday, January 6.


New London Barn Playhouse Welcomes Milena Zuccotti

The New London Barn recently announced the hiring of Upper Valley-based arts administrator Milena Zuccotti as their new Managing Director. She will be working closely with the Barn’s Artistic Director Carol Dunne.

Zuccotti comes to the Barn with over 12 years of non-profit and arts management experience, including time at Boston’s Wang Center for the Performing Arts and Vermont’s Dorset Theatre Festival. She also spent more than 5 years in various management roles at the professional regional theater Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, which is where she first met Carol Dunne. “It’s an incredible privilege to have the opportunity to work with Carol,” Zuccotti said. “The New London Barn has always been a force to be reckoned with in the New England theater scene, but under her leadership it has emerged better known and better respected than ever before. It’s a great theater for a great community.”

Dunne herself, who has served as the Barn’s Artistic Director since 2008 and recently signed a new contract with the theater, has also just accepted the position of Artistic Director at Northern Stage. The Northern Stage October-May season dovetails well with the Barn’s summer programming, and Dunne envisions a more collaborative and symbiotic future for the two theaters. “As Artistic Director of both companies, I have a unique opportunity to work with the staff of each institution to share resources, compliment each other’s unique artistic product, and develop a stronger relationship with far reaching benefits to donors and audience members alike,” she said.

Both women will be gradually easing into their new roles over the course of the next six months; Zuccotti and her husband are expecting their second daughter in May, while Dunne will officially take up artistic leadership of Northern Stage this September.


 NLBP wins 9 NH Theatre Awards for RAGTIME!

We are so proud of our productions of  RAGTIME and HAIR. Nominated for a dozen awards between the two, RAGTIME brought home 9 awards, including Best Musical, marking the third year in a row the New London Barn Playhouse has won for Best Musical at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards! Congratulations to everyone involved in making our productions top notch!

RAGTIME WINNERS
Best Musical
Best Director(Rich Roland)
Best Music Director(Joel Mercier)
Best Choreographer(Sarah Case & Keith Coughlin)
Best Costume Design(Allison Crutchfield)
Best Actor(Bradley Gibson)
Best Actress(Sara Schoch)
Best Supporting Actor(Raymond Sage)
Best Scenic Design(Jordan Janota)

TOP 3 FINALISTS
Best Leading Actor in a Musical:  Phil Tayler – Berger in HAIR
Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Andrew Garret Karl – Claude in HAIR
Best Choreographer:  Gregory Daniels – HAIR

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Tom DeMille (President of the Board) accepting our award for Best Musical Production


 NLBP wins 6 NH Theatre Awards for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE AND A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM!

We are so proud of our productions of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM.  Not only did we win 6 awards, but we earned an additional 9 Top 3 Finalists!  Congratulations to everyone involved in making these productions top notch!

WINNERS

Best Musical:  The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Director of a Musical:  B.T. McNicholl – The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Music Director:  Joel Mercier – The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Choreographer:  Sarah Case & Keith Coughlin – The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Leading Actor in a Musical:  Tom Ford – Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Best Leading Actress in a Musical:  Anne Torsiglieri – The Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone

TOP 3 FINALISTS
Best Musical:  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Best Director of a Musical:  Carol Dunne – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Best Music Director:  Joel Mercier – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Best Leading Actor in a Musical:  Tom Ford – Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical:  Jason Moody – Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical:  Chloe Tiso – Janet Vandergraf in The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical:  Clare Eisentrout – Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Best Costume Design:  Valerie Bart – The Drowsy Chaperone

From Left to Right: Tom Ford (Best Leading Actor in a Musical), Keith Coughlin (Best Choreographer), Sarah Case (Best Choreographer), Carol Dunne (Artistic Director; Top Finalist for Best Director), Joel Mercier (Resident MD; Best Music Director), Tom DeMille (President of the Board)


NLBP Receives 18 Nominations at the NH Theatre Awards!

After last year’s nine awards for THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, NLBP has been honored with 18 Top 5 Nominations for our 2011 productions of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at this year’s NH Theatre Awards.  We will find out the final results on Friday, February 3rd, but either we are proud of our Barnies!

BEST PRODUCTION (MUSICAL)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST DIRECTOR (MUSICAL)
Carol Dunne – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
B.T. McNicholl – The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
Joel Mercier – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Joel Mercier – The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
Ralph Perkins – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Sarah Case & Keith Coughlin – The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Tom Ford – Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Tom Ford – Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Anne Torsiglieri – The Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Jason Moody – Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone
Alex Syiek – Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Chloe Tiso – Janet Vandergraf in The Drowsy Chaperone
Clare Eisentrout – Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Allison Crutchfield – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Valerie Bart – The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST SOUND DESIGN
Nathan Rux – The Drowsy Chaperone

Business Sponsors:
Supporting the Theater you Love

The businesses below have helped make our 2018 Summer Season possible via a significant sponsorship of a production or program. Show your gratitude: thank them, patronize them, support them!

For information on supporting the Barn in our 2018 Summer Season through a Barn Business Alliance Membership, a Business Sponsorship, or a playbill advertisement, please contact
Interim Director of Development/Managing Director Jody Cooper at managingdirector@nlbarn.org.


Our 2018 Season Sponsors

Anchorage at Sunapee Harbor

71 Main Street, Sunapee
603-763-3334

The only restaurant on Lake Sunapee, with great food, friendly staff, and spectacular views. Open 7 days a week, with live entertainment and trivia every week. The freshest seafood delivered daily, hand-cut steaks, award-winning clam chowder, and more!


116 Newport Road, New London 
603-526-6933

Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank offering a full-range of financial services for individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Featuring 35 branches in New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as 14 convenient branches along the coast of Maine, we recognize, appreciate, and support the unique people and culture in the places we call home.


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8 Reeds Mill Road, Newport
603-863-1000

Proudly serving customers throughout NH and VT since 1973. We are your one-stop solution, offering a wide variety of products and services, including quality concrete and aggregate materials, concrete pumping, retaining walls and construction supplies.


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331 Main Street, New London
603-224-1350

Working with clients since 1984 to create and manage wealth through asset allocation, investment management, charitable giving, estate planning and business succession strategies. Focused on achieving your financial goals, and working every day to earn your trust.


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Serving New London since 1986
603-526-5400

Professional arborists, turf & plant health care specialists, horticulturalists and land-care experts caring for trees, shrubs, lawns, gardens and fields. Accredited by the BBB of NH as an A+ Rated company and by the Tree Care Industry Association. We’re All About Your Life Outside.


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257 Newport Road, New London
603-526-2800

Our great staff makes all the difference, building stronger organizations and healthier communities. Welcoming the opportunity to help solve your problem, they take the time to understand your specific needs, standing behind our products and services and helping you to get that job right.


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541 Main Street, New London
603-526-3000

Colby-Sawyer College integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation. With an emphasis on learning outcomes, including breadth and depth of knowledge, self-growth, critical thinking, and effective communication, we prepare students to make a positive impact on the world.



13 Labombard Road, Lebanon
603-448-2800

Dartmouth Coach offers convenient, quality bus service between the Upper Valley and Boston, Logan Airport, and New York City. Work or relax onboard our comfortable, modern coaches, featuring amenities such as free on-board Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, movies, music, and refreshments.  We work hard to provide a hassle-free, enjoyable travel experience and friendly, professional customer service.  Want to learn more? Visit us at DartmouthCoach.com.


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351 Sunapee Street, Newport
603-863-1050

The largest independent family owned Building Material/Home Center in NH & VT; founded in 1962, family owned and operated for over 50 years. Offering High Quality and Value with an experienced staff committed to customer and community.


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 Local Branch: 178 County Road, New London
603-526-7725

Offering full-service banking and personalized guidance for individuals and businesses seeking to make confident decisions about their finances, as well as a premier locally-owned wealth management firm.  At Ledyard we help you plan well so you can live well.


330 Old Rte 11, Elkins
603-526-6231

Marshall’s Garage has been providing automotive service and repairs to the Kearsarge, Lake Sunapee area for over 71 years. Our ASE Certified Technicians have the technology and knowledge to service your Foreign or Domestic vehicle. We provide convenient and thoughtful advice for all of your automotive needs.



259 Newport Road, New London
603-526-9306

We are proud to announce that Mascoma Bank is now a Benefit Corporation®. As a mutually owned bank without shareholders, we have always been committed to remaining independent and to re-investing profits in our community. Our first priority has always been—and always will be—you, our customers. Now, as a B-Corp, we will take that commitment even further.



35 Main Street, Newport
603-863-1662

M.J. Harrington Jewelers proudly celebrates their 70th anniversary this year! Their commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and thoughtful customer service go hand-in-hand with a deep dedication to the community. Visit their website to experience the hand-crafted New Hampshire Heritage Collection, available exclusively at M.J. Harrington Jewelers.



253 Main Street, New London
603-526-5850

A step into Morgan Hill Bookstore reveals almost 2,000 square feet of floor space and shelves well stocked with knowledgeable and interesting selections of books in all categories.


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New London
603-526-6564

A historical village in the heart of New London where the past is preserved for the future. Dedicated to the protection of our history through the collection and conservation of artifacts, collaboration with other regional organizations, and educational programming for all ages


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353 Main Street, New London
603-526-2791

A grand old New England Inn boasting a rich history dating back to 1792. Capturing the spirit of yesterday but offering the luxuries of today, with unique features and ample amenities including an exceptional onsite restaurant and newly renovated tavern.


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394 Main Street, New London
603-526-9201

Locally owned and operated by the Souliotis family for 23 years. Open 7 days a week, with an expansive menu offering something for everyone including pastas, salads, subs, a wide variety of sides, and of course, all kinds of pizza!


196 Newport Road, New London
603-526-2060

Your hometown community bank, locally owned and operated since 1895. A mutual institution offering full-service banking services to both business and individual customers, and dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our customers, employees and communities.



353 Main St. – Under New London Inn
603-748-1469

Come on over to the other best seat in the house. We’ve got a lighthearted atmosphere where you can kick back, relax and ponder the finer things in life — like going to the dump or talking to Murray at Clarke’s. We’re excited to have been voted best barbershop in the state by readers of New Hampshire Magazine. And, like the Barn, we now have air conditioning. See you on this Porch and ours!


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New London- Hooksett – Concord
603-526-2488

Classic favorites for breakfast and lunch; creative surprises on the menu; smiling faces at the door. It’s a lot of small things, but we know it’s the small things that add up to big smiles and a better experience. “Good Eats & Great People!”


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356 Main Street, New London
603-526-2300

An assisted-living residence with both historic charm and modern amenities, reflecting the look and feel of a private home. Offering various levels of personal care in a warm, intimate setting in order to provide greater independence, individuality, and a nurturing spirit.


The Barn Business Alliance:
Enriching the fabric of life in New London

The Barn Business Alliance is a coalition of businesses united by their dedication to and support of the theater. In addition to the businesses listed above, 2018 Season Alliance members include:

 

Allioops! Flowers and Gifts Bonin Architects Capitol Alarm Systems
Colby Insurance Group Grounds Coffee Shop McGray & Nichols
New Hampshire Public Radio Northcape Design The Rowley Agency
Rum Brook Market Soonipi Magazine Stiles & Associates
Uniquity Pilates & Training   YCN: The Kearsarge Chronicle