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Celebration Barn Theater Show Incubation Residencies

Emerging Program member

Celebration Barn is an incubator for physical theater with an emphasis on collaborative process. Residencies provide artists a retreat from daily demands, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in creating and refining work. Located in the beautiful countryside of western Maine, Celebration Barn’s 46 year history fuels a super-charged atmosphere that encourages artists to play on their creative edge, to be nurtured and challenged by collaborators, and to launch performance in new directions.

2018 Show Incubation Residencis will run from July 30-August 5 and August 27-September 2 . Applications are due by May 1, 2018.

Who is eligible: Our 2018 residencies are dedicated to touring shows. Individual artists (age 18+ and at any stage of their career) working with a director/production team and ensembles (with up to 8 members) are encouraged to apply. Accommodations are only provided for those who are creative participants in the project. Up to 4 artists/ensembles may be in residency at one time, depending on the needs of applicants.

Expenses paid by artists: Travel and Bedding, plus $50/participant.

Resources provided by Celebration Barn:

*Private on-site accommodations in single or double-occupancy rooms (for participating artists only; singles as available)
*Delicious, healthy lunches and dinners prepared in buffet style, always with a vegetarian option
*A shared well-equipped kitchen for breakfast preparation (with industrial fridge, two ovens, two sinks and lots of prep space) and bathrooms
*Shared use of 20’ x 25’ stage with 17’ ceiling height, 30’x22’ rehearsal studio, and 30'x 15 rehearsal studio
*Opportunity to share work and process with other artists
*Limited tech support. Be sure to include specific technical requirements in application.
*Wi-fi access

Expectations of the artist:

*Present 2 informal works-in-progress during residency
*Help maintain a clean live-work space
*Provide written report describing how this residency served to advance work
*Agreement to provide Celebration Barn visibility on artist’s website, in program for final production, or in other ways (to be agreed on prior to start of residency)


South Paris, Maine: United States

Celebration Barn is an immersive physical theater center where artists develop their own works. Show Incubation Residencies are offered in a restored horse barn in rural Maine – a picturesque place that’s only a one-hour flight from New York City. This beautiful setting – away from distractions and obligations – allows performers to fully focus on their craft and develop their work in a supportive atmosphere where creativity and experimentation are encouraged. The Barn attracts today’s most sought-after physical theater instructors and performers who grow and refine artists’ ideas through rigorous and collaborative process.

Contact Information

190 Stock Farm Rd
South Paris, Maine 04281
United States