Andrew Simon is a theater-maker and co-founder of Barn Arts. He creates and produces work at the Barn in Bass Harbor, Maine where he hosts residencies for artists from all over the country to develop new work. Previously, he worked as a theater teacher at the Bronx Prep Charter School in the South Bronx and is a co-founder of the Bronx Prep Performing Arts Academy. He has coached high school champions in forensics competitions across the country and worked with speech teams in New York, Maine and Georgia. Andrew has credits as a writer, director, or performer in all of the Barn's productions and teaching programs. He holds a BA from Emory University.
BARN ARTS brings people together for live events.
The organization has hosted over five hundred artists in Bass Harbor, Maine since 2008.
Each artist has come for a residency to work in the Barn on a new performance piece in mediums including theater, dance, music, opera, clown, lecture, puppetry, film, comedy, durational art and many interdisciplinary combinations.
In addition to the Residency Program, Barn Arts produces and develops new works of performance including musicals, classic works of drama, and work for young audiences. The organization works to respond to the needs and interests of the local community on Mount Desert Island.
Follow the link to learn more about the Residencies and see below for a full list of resident artists and companies.
Jeff Aaron Bryant
Jillie Mae Eddy
Eric Powell Holm
Stefanie Abel Horowitz
Asta Bennie Hostetter
Zoe Aja Moore
Lindsey Hope Pearlman
Jacob Gallant Raeder
Jessica Beth Redish
State of Play
Sarah Cameron Sunde
Tiny Little Band