Intern Spotlight: Erin Ganley


We’re thrilled to have Erin Ganley on our team once more! Erin first worked with ARTBARN as an intern and audience docent on We Remain Prepared in 2016 and then was immediately enrolled in Jess K Smith’s site-specific dramaturgy class at the University of Puget Sound last fall during which she worked with both Deb O and Melissa D. Brown. In that class she put her skills to work in the development of an original site-specific performance piece staged throughout a maze of locker rooms in Warner Gym, where we’ll be in residence this summer. We are elated Erin hasn’t gotten sick of us yet and that we get to spend June alongside such a bright, collaborative, and imaginative young artist.

Three Questions with Erin:

What’s the best performance you’ve seen lately?

The best performance I’ve seen recently was Dangerous Liaisons by Christopher Hampton at ACT. The set was incredible and I was blown away by the performances from all the actors. I’m always in love with the things I get to see at ACT.

What have you recently fallen in love with?

I have recently fallen in love with Podcasts. I guess it isn’t really recently that I’ve fallen in love with them, I’ve been listening to them for about a year now. So I would have to say I’ve recently fallen deeper in love with them. I think I’m becoming addicted to them. I’m constantly listening to Podcasts no matter what I’m doing or where I am, my favorite ones can’t keep up with how fast I’m listening to them!

What do you hope to gain from working with ARTBARN?

I’ve worked with ARTBARN before and it was an incredible experience for me, but I felt like I placed myself in a position of observation rather than collaboration. This time around, I’m hoping to learn how to be a better collaborator and artist both by observing and being able to collaborate with my fellow interns and the ARTBARN team. Having this real world experience is invaluable, and I’m excited to see where this summer’s piece will take us.

Erin Ganley is delighted to work with ARTBARN for the second year in a row. She is a rising senior at the University of Puget Sound, studying both Theatre Arts and Spanish. During her time at Puget Sound she has performed in Looking for Normal, Recent Tragic Events, and most recently Mr. Burns, a Post-electric play. She was fortunate enough to work with Jess Smith and the ARTBARN team during the Projects in Dramaturgy class in Fall 2016. She has had the privilege to try her hand at scenic design, directing, and being the president of the Bare Bones Theatre Collective, the student theatre group on campus. Erin is heavily involved in Green Dot at UPS, a program dedicated to ending power based violence and sexual assault through bystander awareness training. She is looking forward to another summer with the wonderful ARTBARN team.