Meet Our First Year Apprentices!
Nicholas is a rising Senior Acting/Musical theatre student at Carnegie Mellon University. He is so excited to be spending his summer at the Barn Theatre in his home state of Michigan.
Nicholas enjoys playing guitar and writing music in his free time, as well as wishing he had a puppy. He wants to send his love to his parents as well as everyone who has helped him along the way.
Julia Anne Cohen
Julia (she/her/hers) is an actor, singer, and songwriter. Singing highlights include the world premiere of Chandrika Tandon’s SHIVOHAM – THE QUEST at the Kennedy Center, and the lead role in the new musical THE PROJECT at Lincoln Center. Roles include Jane Eyre JANE EYRE, Josephine March in LITTLE WOMEN, Woman 2/Ensemble in SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, and The Bassoonist in SPEED DATING.
She graduated as a Presidential Scholar and Chadwick Medal Recipient at New England Conservatory studying Vocal Performance with an Acting minor, and a Music in Education Concentration. She currently is a second year Musical Theatre and Vocal Pedagogy Graduate Student at NYU Steinhardt. Julia is most likely hiking if not in a practice room and is thrilled to be an apprentice at The Barn Theatre this summer! Juliaannecohen.com
Zoe Constantinides is an actor, singer, dancer from Los Angeles, CA. She is currently a rising Junior pursuing her BFA in Musical Theater at PACE University. Zoe is thrilled be working in her first equity house as an apprentice at the Barn Theatre this season. Past roles include Wednesday Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Ariel in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, among many others.
Zoe is both a belter and legit soprano and has trained in various styles of dance including theater dance, jazz, ballet, tap, and contemporary. She has had training in Shakespeare, Meisner technique and has worked extensively on camera these past few months due to the global pandemic—for example she ran through the woods in a ballgown as Cinderella for an assignment! To get a closer look at the work Zoe has done this year, please check out her YouTube Channel at Zoe Constantinides. Instagram: @Zoe.C and Facebook: Zoe Constantinides
Kayla is so excited to be at the Barn this summer! She is a rising senior at Kent State University’s musical theatre program. Regional credits include CHAPLIN: THE MUSICAL as Mildred Harris and in the Ensemble of MAMMA MIA! both at the Mercury Theatre Company in South Euclid, OH. As well as in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the Players Guild Theatre in Canton, OH.
She would like to thank her parents, friends, and family for their constant support. Twitter and Instagram: @kaylagerogosian
Nathan is born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio and is so excited to get to spend the entire summer in Augusta at the Barn. He is a senior BFA musical theatre major and dance minor at Kent State University. Nathan started performing at the age of 10 and from that age, knew this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
When not on-stage Nathan works as a personal trainer training other performers to feel confident in themselves on stage and off. Nathan wants to thank his grandma for first inspiring him to get on stage.
Jason is from Plainview, New York and a recent graduate of Syracuse University. He received a Bachelor’s of Music as a Major in Music Business. Jason participated in choir and a cappella, joined theatre clubs, took acting classes, and collaborated with amazing musicians and other creatives.
By his last semester, he knew that he wanted to pursue acting and theatre. He can't wait for his apprenticeship at the Barn and to continue to work with amazingly talented people.
Eliza is an upcoming senior at University of Miami pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. As the daughter of a diplomat, she has grown up doing theatre around the world! Whenever she moved to a new place, the theatre was her home.
Some of her favorite roles she has played are Fiona in SHREK THE MUSICAL and the Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless love and support.
Elyza Learned, Marketing Intern
Elyza is thrilled to be at the Barn Theatre this summer! She will be a junior at Syracuse University in the fall and is studying Theatre Management with a minor in Public Communications. Elyza has been involved in theatre for her entire life starting at age five on stage. Elyza performed for many years, her favorite roles include Reno in ANYTHING GOES and Lady Larken in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. In addition to her theatrical performing, Elyza studied dance for 17 years.
These days Elyza spends most of her time behind the scenes in many different areas of the production. Her focuses include producing, directing, and publicity. Elyza would like to thank her family for always supporting her in all her endeavors, on and off the stage. As well as thanking everyone at the Barn for welcoming her into their family.
Chris is a Californian based actor who is currently studying musical theatre at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. He not only performs as an actor, but also a professional magician, doing stage shows and private events across the Bay Area.
His most recent roles include Frank Cioffi in CURTAINS - Rita Moreno Award Nominee, Bert in MARY POPPINS, the Dentist in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Al Deluca in A CHORUS LINE, Man in Chair in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, and Willard in FOOTLOOSE. He is thrilled to work with the Barn Theatre this summer, and very excited to finally restart live theatre!
Kat is a Massachusetts native, and just graduated from the University of Tampa with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Recent credits include SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY, and GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT.
When she is not doing theatre, she is a fitness and dance instructor, and particularly loves to teach yoga. Kat is so excited to be a Barnie this summer and cannot wait to join the team! Follow her journey on Instagram! @katherinescherer
Jack is overjoyed to be making his debut with The Barn this summer! Jack is going into his senior year at Oklahoma City University and plans to move to New York after he graduates. He is so excited for the summer and hopes to learn a lot and gain more experience.
Jack would like to thank his parents, grandparents, and voice teachers for supporting him along the way.
Danielle recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a B.F.A. in musical theatre! Some of her recent credits include Barrett in FUGITIVE SONGS, Actor 6 in 26 PEBBLES, and Gretchen in FREAKY FRIDAY.
She is so excited to be an apprentice this summer and wants to thank her roommates and her family for supporting her this past year!
Caroline is a singer, dancer, and actress from the DC/Baltimore Area, and is very excited to spend her summer at The Barn Theatre School this year! In December 2020, she graduated from Florida Southern College with a BFA in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Music focusing on Vocal Performance, Summa Cum Laude. She has also attended the Peabody Preparatory Program for Opera at Johns Hopkins University.
Caroline grew up as a dancer, and through dance is where her love for theatre developed and she hopes to pursue a lifelong career in the arts and eventually make it to Broadway! In the fall, she plans to move to New York City to start working towards her dreams!
Sydney (she/her) graduated from Marymount Manhattan College this spring with her BFA in musical theatre and BA in directing. Originally from Connecticut, Sydney is the Class of 2021 Valedictorian and recipient of the Gold Key for Excellence in Musical Theatre. Favorite past roles include Mrs. Kendal in THE ELEPHANT MAN, Wednesday Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Sharon in FINIAN’S RAINBOW, and No in NOTES.
In 2019, Sydney trained at the Barrington Stage Company and worked along Debra Jo Rupp and Jeff McCarthy in Time Flies and Other Comedies. Sydney won ‘Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role’ in the Connecticut High School Music Theatre Awards. When not performing or directing, Sydney enjoys trying new recipes, knitting, and playing with cats.
Jack is excited to perform in live theatre once again, and to celebrate the 75th season of the Barn Theatre! Attending the University of Findlay in Findlay Ohio, he studies theatre performance and has performed in their past 11 productions. Jack has been seen onstage at UF as Warren in ORDINARY DAYS, Clifford Bradshaw in CABARET, and as Davey in Disney’s NEWSIES!
He would like to thank you for all your support, and to let you know you can follow him on Instagram at @jack_yeater18.