About White Heron

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.


Robert Resnikoff and Scott Bryce, Small World, 2014

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.

Your support:

We are doing amazing things at White Heron, but ticket sales only cover a portion of our costs. Please help. Your gift is tax deductible.

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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:

lmb11   Lynne Bolton, President & Artistic Director



mobkheadshotsm    Michael Kopko, Producing Director & Co-Artistic Director                  




White Heron Board of Directors

Maureen Fennessy Bousa, Chair

Chris Bierly
Anne Marie Bratton
Lynne Bolton
Leighanne Champion
Robert Doran
Carolyn Durand
Sheri Feigen
Harriette Fox
Kim Frisbie
Robin Hammer
Michael Rhea
Anne Schnitzer
Melissa Hale Woodman



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