The Barn at Lee is an educational nonprofit that creates programs for emerging artists to have the time and space to explore creative ideas, educate themselves and others, develop and present new work.
Founded in 2021 by Misha Brooks, Zach Donovan, Shoshana Levy, and Julianna Azevedo Mitchell, The Barn at Lee was born out of the overwhelming desire expressed by young artists in our community for space and artistic refuge.
video footage by the barn, music by nazareth hassan
The organization, born during the pandemic shutdown, is founded on the concept that access to physical space is essential for artistic development. Historically, artistic refuge has been crucial to innovation and development among creatives, but as performance space has become increasingly expensive and inaccessible, young artists have often been relegated to the internet, unable to work together in person. The Barn believes that it is vital to provide physical space for emerging artists to develop and establish themselves.
The nearly 300-year-old barn is situated on 30 acres of beautiful land containing forest, farmland, two ponds, a house, and a cottage.
The soon-to-be theater is the perfect size for an intimate, highly-flexible performance area; we envision it as a serene site for artistic innovation and collaboration.