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Ratings
Artistic production value of shows
6
Company management
5
Accessibility to basics
Groceries, drug store, restaurants
5
Surrounding nightlife activity
2
Housing
4
Quality of theater building
4
Overall experience
8

This theater provides...

  • Car? No
  • Single-room occupancy? No
  • Shared kitchen? No
  • Shared bathroom? No
  • Laundry? No
  • Gym membership? No
  • Meals? No

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  • As for the Equity company, it's a tight knit troupe of actors that often return season after season. From time to time Celebrities will be brought in for certain roles. If a role can't be filled by the Equity company then actors may be hired for single shows and this casting usually happens out of Chicago. The terms of all Union contracts seeme to be negotiated on an individual basis. So, anything may be possible regarding this. Overall, The Barn Theatre has a Loyal following. Working there is not without it's Pros and Cons and frustrations but the experience is one of a kind.
  • The BARN THEATRE, this is summer stock Old-School-Style! Perhaps the very last of it's kind. It has a long history and many notables and professionals have come out of their EMC apprentice program. Most actors hired here will be through their apprentice program, generally college age students, which involves long 14-15 hr days not only rehearsing but building sets, box office, grounds keeping, costumes, parking attendants and many other duties to keep the theatre going. They receive EMC points and a stipend which only covers living expenses. Housing is found for you but you still pay rent. Cars are not provided for apprentices though there can be some communal transportation. The experience is like boot camp. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. Much can be learned working next to professionals that cannot be taught in a classroom. Apart from the Main Stage Shows, the apprentices are featured nightly in a cabaret in an adjacent Bar on the grounds. Many Patrons consider it to be the highlight of the evening. What ever your state of mind is determines if you will enjoy your summer. Undoubtedly, some people may post positive reports here while others may post absolutely SCATHING ones. As for the Equity company, it's a tight knit troupe of actors that often return season after season. From time to time Celebrities
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