Senior Staff

Carol Dunne
Producing Artistic Director
carol@nlbarn.org

Carol DunneCarol Dunne is thrilled to return for her seventh season as Producing Artistic Director of the New London Barn Playhouse. Last season, Carol directed the world premiere of A Legendary Romance, which won the New Hampshire Theater Award for Best Play 2013. In past seasons at the Barn, she has directed Hair, A Funny Thing…Forum, The Pirates of Penzance (9 New Hampshire Theater awards including Best Musical and Best Director), The Producers, I Hate Hamlet, and A Grand Night for Singing. Carol is a Senior Lecturer of Theater at Dartmouth College and received the 2010 Distinguished Lecturer Award. Dartmouth directing credits include: Angels in America, Hairspray, The Rocky Horror Show, Hair, and Eurydice. Carol has also recently completed her first season as Artistic Director of Northern Stage, a regional theater in White River Junction, VT, where she directed acclaimed productions of Good People and White Christmas. Prior to becoming Northern Stage’s artistic director, Carol worked with the company as an actress and director, directing The Importance of Being Earnest, and appearing in CATS (Grizabella), Private Lives, (Amanda), Lend Me a Tenor (Diana), and Dancing at Lughnasa (Agnes.) Other notable directing credits are Kiss Me, Kate and Songs for a New World (Northern Ohio Live Nomination) at Cleveland’s Cain Park Theater and On Golden Pond at the Cleveland Play House. Prior to moving to the Upper Valley, Carol was a company member of the Cleveland Play House, where she acted and directed for 10 years. At that time she also served as Interim Director of Musical Theater at Baldwin-Wallace College and appeared frequently with the Great Lakes Theater Festival. Carol is a graduate of Princeton University where she won the Page Theater Prize and received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She resides in Etna, NH with husband Peter Hackett and children Ellie and Jamie.

Milena Zuccotti
Managing Director
milena@nlbarn.org

Carol DunneMilena Zuccotti joined the New London Barn in March of 2013 and is delighted to be a new part of the family. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she graduated with a BA in theater from Bates College in 2000 and has been working steadily in non-profit and arts management around New England ever since. She gained experience as Company Manager for the Dorset Theater Festival in Manchester, VT and Audience Services Manager/Asst Company Manager for Boston’s Wang Center for the Performing Arts and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; she also spent almost six years in various management roles at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, including Director of Development. Milena comes most recently from the Development and Outreach department of the Vermont Land Trust, a statewide land conservation non-profit where she found the work rewarding but discovered just how much she missed theater. Milena lives in the Upper Valley with her husband and daughter; her second child arrived in May, so you won’t be seeing much of her on the Porch this year, but she’s looking ahead with anticipation and excitement to future summers with the Barn family!

Keith Coughlin
Associate Artistic Director
keith@nlbarn.org

Carol DunneKeith Coughlin is proud to be a part of another wonderful season here at the Barn. He has worked as a performer, director, choreographer, and master class teacher across the country. Choreography: Singin’ in the Rain (NH Theatre Award, Best Choreography 2013), Ragtime (NH Theatre Award, Best Choreography 2012), The Drowsy Chaperone (NH Theatre Award, Best Choreography 2011), Pirates of Penzance (NH Theatre Award, Best Choreography 2010), Clifford the Big Red Dog Live (U.S. National Tour), Hairspray, Spring Awakening (Dartmouth College), White Christmas, Legally Blonde, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, Thoroughly Modern Millie!, The Wizard of Oz. Directing/Choreography: The Drowsy Chaperone (Cape Repertory Theatre), Click Clack Moo! (Theatreworks, U.S. National Tour). Associate Choreography: The Toxic Avenger (Outer Critics Circle Best Off-Broadway Musical- 2009), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Detroit Company). Some performance credits include: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (The Grand Ole Opry, Fox Theatre), Goodspeed Opera House, Papermill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, Geva Theatre. “Special thanks to my wonderful wife, Sarah, and incredible family for their unending love and support.”

Beth Adele Perregaux
Business Manager
beth@nlbarn.org

 

Beth Perregaux“Numbers are my thing.” Beth is a graduate of Colby Sawyer College and has been an involved resident of New London for over 20 years. Beth has been a supporter of the New London Barn for many years and joined the staff in 2006. This is Beth’s ninth season at the the barn. She keeps busy helping Wynne with her many projects. Beth enjoys bookkeeping and works with many local businesses in New London. An outdoorsy girl, Beth loves walking, skiing, snow shoeing, and kayaking. She is a proud mother of two sons, Timothy and Paul. She looks forward to seeing everyone at the box office.

Joshua M. Feder
Director of Education & Artistic Associate
josh@nlbarn.org

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Josh Feder is so happy to call the Barn his home for a seventh summer. In addition to his work with the Junior Intern Company, he directed and choreographed 2012′s Straw Hat Revue, choreographed The Student Prince and Side by Side by Sondheim,  and has taught several acting classes here. Other recent NH credits: assistant directing The Liar (Dartmouth College) and choreographing Anything Goes (NCCT Teens) and South Pacific (Opera North). Working with teens is a passion of his, and he has directed and/or choreographed teen productions of Shrek, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Les Miserables. NYC credits: directing Crazy At HeartSplit Decision, and Adam of the Apes and choreographing Nunsense and A Christmas Carol. He was the Assistant Director on Band Geeks! (NAMT), 1776 (Paper Mill), Pirates! (Huntington), and Dramatis Personae (Cherry Lane). He has worked with Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, and Goodspeed Musicals. A graduate of Dartmouth College , he there directed Urinetown (also choreographed), Midsummer, and The Last 5 Years and choreographed Side Show. Josh teaches theater and math at the Kingswood Oxford School, teaches dance at Terpsichore Dance and Theatre Company, and is a proud member of the Educational Theatre Association.

Amanda Sheehan
Company Manager & Director of Publicity
amanda@nlbarn.org

Amanda Sheehan is so happy to be returning to the Barn for her fifth season. She completed a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a Creative Writing focus at Dartmouth College in 2013. Amanda spent three years in Boston, working as a stage manager, assistant stage manager, and marketing associate with companies such as Shakespeare Now!, Underground Railway Theater, The Nora Theater Company, Holland Productions, Gan-e-meed Theatre Project, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Fort Point Theatre Channel, and Fresh Ink Theatre, where she is also a company member and Marketing Manager. This past fall Amanda made the move back up to New England to accept a position as Company Manager at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT. Many thanks to Carol and everyone at the Barn for making this such a wonderful place to return every summer.

Andy Roninson
Resident Music Director
andy@nlbarn.org

Andy Roninson is so thrilled to be returning to the Barn for his third year and his first as the Resident Music Director. At the NLBP, he music directed Oklahoma!, The Student Prince, and Singin’ in the Rain (2013 NHTA Best Musical). He has music directed for regional theaters like Park Playhouse in Albany, NY as well as for industry readings in NYC (Off-Broadway’s Triassic ParqWhen Midnight Strikes) and more. He is the Music Associate Off-Broadway at the Public Theater for the NYC Premiere of A Second Chance. He is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop where he was awarded the Robert B. Sherman Scholarship and the Jerry Harrington Award for Creative Excellence. He has written music and lyrics for two full-length musicals, Exorcism on Aisle Five (2009) and For The Birds (2010). He is the founder of the podcast TAKE A TEN, presenting new, original ten-minute musicals every month. For more, visit www.takeatenmusicals.com.

Allison Crutchfield
Production Manager
allison@nlbarn.org

Mark GostomskiThis is Allison’s fourth season at the New London Barn Playhouse, first as Production Manager. Previous works at the Barn include Costume Designs for Les Miserables, Oklahoma!, Ragtime (New Hampshire Theater Awards: Best Costume Design), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Almost, Maine, and Chicago. Some recent New Your and Regional credits include: 12 Angry Men, Northern Stage VT; Spring Awakening, Marisol, at QCC CUNY; Dr. Faustus, The Frogs with Fault Line Theatre NY; Loves Labors Lost, Macbeth, at the New School for Drama NY; Pericles, Prince of Tyre, at UC San Diego; Richard the 3rd, at the Trinity/ Brown Consortium, Providence RI. Allison has a M.F.A in Costume Design from the University of California, San Diego. She is an Assistant Professor of Theater at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY. www.allisoncrutchfield.com

Martha Bristol
House Manager & Usher Coordinator
martha@nlbarn.org

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Martha Bristol lives in Wilmot and works for Lake Sunapee Bank. She has over 20 years of involvement with the NLBP.  An active member of SKIT, participation at the Newport Opera House in various capacities and has directed 3 plays locally have kept her busy over the time when the Playhouse is closed for the season. Playing General Cartwright in Guys & Dolls, (2011), and being a part of Our Town, (2012), at the Barn have been a dream come true!  She has a wonderful crew of ushers and looks forward to seeing everyone on the porch this upcoming season!

Wynne DeMille
Director of Front of House & Chair of the Friends
wynne@nlbarn.org

Wynne DeMilleA Registered Nurse by profession and theater buff by preference, Wynne DeMille has been involved in the operation of the Barn Playhouse for over four decades. As one of Norman Leger’s “girls”, Wynne has served in many different capacities over the years, from publicity to costuming to marketing to working backstage. Wynne and her husband Tom were instrumental in the successful effort to preserve the Playhouse as a non-profit corporation. As Founder and Chair of the Friends of the Barn Playhouse, she led the campaign to refurbish the 302 Art Deco chairs and other interior features of the Playhouse and each year manages a major fundraising event. Her role as archivist of Playhouse activities plays a vital role in preserving the Barn’s history for future generations. After all these years, Wynne finally made her on-stage debut in 2012’s Our Town, which fittingly was presented in recognition of the Barn’s 80th Season. Wynne looks forward to the opportunity to continue serving the Playhouse in 2014 as its Director of Front of House and Chair of the Friends.