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Name of Theatre: Red Barn Theatre

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Name of Theatre: red barn theatre

Address: Box 707, Key West, FL 33040

Phone: 305-293-3035

Artistic Director: Joy Hawkins

Managing Director: Mini McDonald

Union Affiliations: Guest Artist

Brief Theatre History/Statement of Philosophy: Originally the carriage house for Key West's Oldest House, circa 1829, the Red Barn Theatre seemed destined for a theatrical future. The Barn was used in the 40's and 50's as a theatre space with Tennessee Williams himself gracing the stage every now and then. After a period of dormancy a spirited group of actors renovated the space and opened in 1980 as the Red Barn theater. Over the years the Red Barn has prospered and grown into a cultural corner stone for the community, utilizing the rich literary heritage offered by the island. Shel Silverstein, Jerry Herman, Jimmy Buffet, Richard Wilbur among others became involved often offering new works and regional premiers for production. Now in its 26th year the Red Barn continues to offer the best professional theatre South Florida has to offer-an exciting array of musicals, comedies, dramas, play readings and children's shows. 5-6 shows are produced each season in this 88 seat house from November – June. Regional premieres are produced such as When Pigs Fly, Nunsense 2, the Big Bang, as well as World Premiers by Shel Silverstein, richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate of the US, Mellissa Manchester among others.

Plays this Season: Red Barn Theatre 2005-06 Season. All shows produced at the Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St., Key West, Fl. 8 pm curtain. 10/01/05-10/23/05 The Magic Fish – a children's musical written and directed by Jan Callner and Bill Wheeler Saturdays and Sundays only – Fri. shows TBA. 11/08/05-11/19/05 Sordid Lives by Del Shores Directed by Tom Luna. 12/01/05 The Laramie Project in co-operation with the Waterfront Playhouse at the Waterfront Playhouse. 12/20/05-1/21/06 subscription show #1 The Spitfire Grill by Fred Alley and James Valcq adapted from David Lee Zlotoff's film. Directed by Joy Hawkins. 1/31/06-3/11/06 sub show #2 Showtune-Celebrating the Words and Music of Jerry Herman. Directed by Rich Simone. 2/12/06-3/06/06 sub sow #3 The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey. Directed by Carole MacCartee. (Sundays an Mondays only-Matinees TBA). 3/21/06-4/15/06 sub show #4 Barbara's Wedding by Daniel Stern Director TBA. 4/25/06-6/03/06 sub show # 5 The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien Directed by Rich Simone.

Casting/Staff & Tech Opportunities: Open casting calls in the face by appointment.

Opportunities for Interns: Send resumes and work availability to mmcdon3444@aol.com

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