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Our History

What started as a dream to take a classical play to the world’s largest performing arts festival in the world, has turned into Nantucket’s first professional Equity theatre in the heart of historic Downtown Nantucket.

White Heron produces transformative, professional productions of classical and contemporary plays while developing new work for the American stage and creating innovative educational experiences based on that work.

Through our unique process of collaboration and building a tight ensemble of professional actors, we explore the text and create deeply specific and beautifully drawn characters and a very vivid, enveloping world of the play that allows the audience to live through the characters on the stage. The audience becomes more than just a witness to the action of the play but rather an emotional participant in the drama, fully engaged in the journey of the theatrical story.

The essence of our work explores basic human truths in classical and contemporary text. The experience is universal. It crosses all divides – social, economic and cultural. Our educational outreach programs provide a foundation for developing life skills discovered through this theatrical process.


We at White Heron Theatre Company Value :

  • Creating compelling transformational theatre

  • Incubating new plays on Nantucket for export to the world stage

  • Engaging audiences in meaningful experiences

  • Educating young people and the community through creative curriculum based on our work, as a model of the creative process.

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