About White Heron
Founded in New York and reborn on Nantucket, the White Heron Theatre Company’s goal is to make theatre truly transformative.
When actor-director Lynne Bolton met legendary theatre educator Earle Gister, associate dean at Yale School of Drama for nearly 20 years, in the mid-1990s, it sparked a shared aspiration: to form a professional, ensemble-driven theatre company of like-minded artists. Together they took the leap and founded the White Heron Theatre Company in 2004. Initially operating from New York, the Company has made its home in Nantucket’s downtown business and cultural district since 2012.
White Heron on Nantucket and Beyond…
Nantucket offers an incomparably stunning natural setting and a pace-of-life suited to creative reflection and the development of great new work. In addition, the company collaborates and works with organizations well beyond our shores.
We collaborate with some of the world’s premier arts organizations: The Long Wharf Theatre, The Edinburgh Fringe, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and more.
White Heron Theatre Company
Today, White Heron is led by actor/directors Lynne Bolton, President and Artistic Director; and Michael Kopko, Producing Director & Co-Artistic Director. They share and are furthering the same aesthetic sensibility and vision for text-centric, ensemble work and collaborations – encompassing classical, contemporary, and new plays that speak to audiences in timeless ways.
Who we are:
Lynne Bolton, President & Artistic Director
Michael Kopko, Producing Director & Co-Artistic Director
White Heron Board of Directors
Maureen Fennessy Bousa, Chair
Anne Marie Bratton
Melissa Hale Woodman