Jen Sandler Associate Artistic Director
Kate Trammell Managing Director
Héctor Flores Jr. President | Theatre Barn Records
Julia Osen Averill Digital Marketing Manager
Avital Asuleen Choreography Lab Director
Sam Strum Line Producer
Pauls Macs Artistic Associate
Tori Crow Choreography Lab Associate Producer
Eisenberg/Beans Casting Resident Casting Director
Michael Bonasio Resident Photographer
Blair Russell & Matt Schicker Co-Presidents
Sheilah Rae President Emeritus
Adam Rei Siegel Vice President
Laurie Toscano Secretary
John Borst Treasurer
Anne Safran Dalin
Robin Gorman Newman
Matthew A. Woolf
Joshua Bergasse Director/Choreographer
Jeff Calhoun Director/Choreographer
Victoria Cairl Theatre Marketing Strategist
Graciela Daniele Director/Choreographer
Ken Davenport Producer/Writer
Van Dean Producer/President, Broadway Records
Tralen Doler Vice President, Broadway on Demand
Stephen Dolginoff Playwright
Christopher Gattelli Director/Choreographer
Rob Hartmann Producer/Writer
JoAnn M. Hunter Director/Choreographer
Toni Israel CEO, REALEMN Productions
Mike Karns Producer/CEO, Marathon Digital
Lorin Latarro Director/Choreographer
Genetta Robinson Managing Director, REALEMN Productions
Lainie Sakakura Choreographer
Luis Salgado Director/Choreographer
Alex Sanchez Director/Choreographer
Mark Sendroff Theatrical Entertainment Lawyer
Keith Sherman Public Relations Strategist
Sergio Trujillo Director/Choreographer
Elizabeth Williams Producer
Our 4 innovative core programming platforms allow us to incubate new musicals in front of live audiences.
Now in its 14th season, the award-winning NEW WORKS SERIES presents pre-premieres of new musicals in the early stages of development. The series gives writers space to speak in community about their original works and an opportunity to showcase material in development to a global audience. The series is also the impetus for our forthcoming podcast from Broadway Podcast Network The Musicals of Tomorrow.
Now in its 8th season, the CHOREOGRAPHY LAB is the only curated choreography platform where choreographers and writers collaborate to develop movement for new musicals during incubation.
We create unique RESIDENCIES mainly for new musicals that have been featured in our New Works Series and Choreography Lab. The shows are further developed through a year-long residency and culminate in a concept album, developmental production, or other unique development process.
In 2020, New York Theatre Barn launched THEATRE BARN RECORDS - an imprint of Broadway Records and dedicated to original musicals in development. Theatre Barn Records' first album, Willow, was released in September 2020, where it debuted at #7 on the Billboard Cast Album charts. We will release 3 more concept albums this summer: Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical, the new song cycle Seasons, and Bittersummer. In the critical digital age that we now live in, EP's and concept albums are the fastest and most lucrative ways that musical theatre writers can now be noticed, supported, and advanced while their shows are still being developed. There has never been a project like this for writers who create original musicals. This is the future of musical theatre development.
New York Theatre Barn is an anti-racist non-profit theatre company that serves as a home for original culture shifting musicals during incubation. The company has been incubating new musicals in front of live audiences since 2007, and creates space for artists to dream about how extraordinary the world can be.
The support of New York Theatre Barn means investment in process. We believe that there is no formula for musical theatre development, except authenticity. Stories shape how we see ourselves and those around us. In our unique position, we have the power to not only uplift and inspire, but also to champion the spectrum of voices in our world.
New York Theatre Barn has continued to support artists during the pandemic by producing live stream performances for an audience of 26,000+ viewers through YouTube and Broadway on Demand. Over the past tumultuous year, we have had the privilege of showcasing the development of 90 Original Musicals created by 168 Writers, while making space for over 500 Artists. We have connected thousands of artists and audiences from all over the world, and our live virtual programming was recognized by NAMT’s Innovation & Exploration Fund.
Representation and accessibility are important to us, so we are focused on the stories that need to be seen and whom those stories serve. With intention, we are actively expanding who has access to musical theatre developmental opportunities and are excited to seek out, curate and amplify culture shifting stories that lift up marginalized communities and artists, including BIPOC artists, artists with disabilities, queer artists, women-identifying artists, artists under 18, and artists over 60.
New York Theatre Barn is a proud member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and the Alliance of Resident Theatres / New York.
PRODUCTIONS & PROJECTS
The company has been instrumental in the development of Sam's Room (inspired by real stories of non verbal teens who find a way to communicate), Eastbound (performed in English and Mandarin), The Belle of Tombstone (about the Jewish wife of Wyatt Earp and the women of the American West, produced Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theatres as I Married Wyatt Earp with Prospect Theater Company, and at the Museum of Jewish Heritage), Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days, Jim Rado's Supersoldier (in collaboration with Fundamental Theater Project), Stephen Dolginoff’s Monster Makers, Timothy Huang’s American Morning, The Lobbyists’ SeaWife, 17-year-old Elise Marra’s Frankie, and our original commission Small Town Story (inspired by a true story about a controversial high school production of Rent).
3 original works currently in residency with our company are Jaime Jarret's Wonder Boy (about a transgender superhero), Jesse Sanchez and Jeff Chambers' Sueños: Our American Musical (about 3 generations of a Mexican American family and their pursuit of the American Dream) and Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon's Borders (a queer love story about a Palestinian and an Israeli Solider, based on the film The Bubble). Recent developmental productions and projects include Love and Yogurt with Out of the Box Theatrics (immersing the audience inside of a grocery store that we built at Theater Lab), Sam’s Room with The Cell (inspired by real stories of nonverbal teens who find a way to communicate), and the multilingual musical Eastbound developed in collaboration with Musical Theatre Factory.