The White Heron Theatre Company believes in the power of theatre to engage audiences in a truthful and compelling journey that touches the human experience through the arts. To accomplish its mission, White Heron fosters the growth of professional theatre on Nantucket Island, across the nation and around the world through a range of artistic and education programs for the Nantucket community and beyond.
Founded in New York City in 2004, by actor/director Lynne Bolton and Yale School of Drama Acting Dean Earle Gister, White Heron was sparked by their shared aspiration to form a professional ensemble-driven company of like-minded artists. In 2012, the company was reborn in Nantucket, becoming the first professional theatre company on the island. Three years later, the company opened the first purpose-built venue on the island dedicated to professional repertory theater. Over the last decade, our production highlights include God of Carnage by Yesmina Reza, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, Seawife by Seth Moore and The Lobbyists, and Private Lives by Noel Coward.
5 North Water Street, Nantucket, MA 02554