2017 Workshop Preview!

June 26-July 1: Intro to Eccentric Performing
July 3-8: Advanced Eccentric Performing
July 10-22: Celebration Barn Devising Intensive

We just couldn’t wait to give you a sneak peak of next summer’s workshop schedule…

We’re busy finalizing our plans for three additional workshops for a total of eight weeks, in addition to two weeks of Show Incubation Residencies.

Keep an eye out for the full 2017 Schedule in the coming weeks!

Maine International Conference on the Arts

We were honored to remount our original performance commissioned by the Maine Office of Tourism for the biannual Maine International Conference on the Arts, produced by the Maine Arts Commission.

The performance was designed to breathe life into three target demographics identified by the Office of Tourism. Maine business owners had a chance to watch our “potential tourists” speak on what they would find engaging in a Maine vacation.

For the conference, our actors added an interactive element by taking specific questions from the audience while staying in character. Audience members loved the opportunity to role play, tailoring their their own unique story to attract new visitors!

Barn Awarded Maine Arts Commission Grant

We’re pleased to announce that the Maine Arts Commission has awarded Celebration Barn a $3,100 Organizational Development Grant for 2017.

The Organizational Development grant is designed to support capacity-building projects for arts organizations throughout Maine. Grant funds can help address issues that include positioning of the organization, board and staff development, planning, financial management, and marketing.

We will use the funds to support the the addition of a new part-time Development and Outreach position to our staff. This comes just as we’re hitting a fever pitch with the introduction of new programming, the construction of cabins, an expanded Show Series here at the Barn, Celebration in Community performances throughout Oxford Hills, and more!

The Maine Arts Commission is a dynamic state agency supporting Maine arts and culture through their grants and services. If you are not already familiar with the Maine Arts Commission, you can find out more on their website, www.mainearts.com.

A Wildly Successful Big Barn Day!

Wow- thank you for last Saturday! What a day! The shows truly were spectacular and the audiences’ responses reflected it.

Not only was the day successful in terms of actual contributions made and money raised, it was so exciting to feel the energy and support.

During the second act, I announced that we had raised a total of $9,887 for the Barn between the shows, concessions, and the silent auction. It was truly inspiring to watch as one-by-one “hands in the dark” went up and audience members pledged $10-20 each to help us exceed $10,000.00!

The Barn is feeling so alive- deeply rooted and growing. Thank you, Tony. Thank you, all!

Much love,

Amanda Huotari
Artistic Executive Director

Celebration Barn is Proud to Be Supported By


Ethel M. Looram Foundation

The Flanagan Foundation



Nowlin Family Fund

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