5 North Water Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
The White Heron Theatre Company produces transformative, professional productions of classical and contemporary plays and creates innovative educational experiences based on that work.
The White Heron Theatre Company was founded in 2006 with Earle Gister, Yale Drama School Graduate Acting Dean, as our artistic director and Lynne Bolton as producing director. White Heron produced plays Off Broadway in New York at Second Stage Theatre. The company consisted of Yale -trained actors and directors and our focus was on classical and neo-classical theatre. The Company was very successful and continued for 3 years until Gister retired for health reasons in 2009. Although, members of the company continued to work together, White Heron, itself was in hibernation.
Fast-forward to October of 2011. Lynne has gravitated to Nantucket as her artistic home. She is directing The Crucible, a co-production of the Nantucket Historical Association and the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket at the Friends Meeting House on Nantucket. She begins working with Michael Kopko, an actor who has been trained similarly. She brings in several actors from New York and Yale for the Crucible cast, including Tony-nominated Yale graduate Devine Randolph to play Tituba. This talented group of actors began to talk about incubating plays on Nantucket and taking them into the world with an educational component that could help kids in our country and abroad.
The White Heron Theatre Company is reborn.
Summer Season of Repertory Theatre, winter productions for the year-round community, summer collaboration with Long Wharf Theatre for new plays, autumn Playwright’s Workshop in collaboration with New Dramatists’ and the Arts Council of Nantucket, acting and theatre instruction for high school students.