Joe Barros  Artistic Director

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

Joe Barros

Anne Safran Dalin

Jim Kierstead

Jiles King

Robin Gorman Newman

Matt Redmond

Adina Schecter

Karreem Washington

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 
 
 

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PROGRAMS

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.

MISSION

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. 

VISION

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. 

AFFILIATIONS

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).

IN DEVELOPMENT

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.

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