Senior Staff

Keith Coughlin
Producing Artistic Director

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.”

Milena Zuccotti
Managing Director

Zuccotti, MilenaMilena Zuccotti joined the New London Barn in March 2013 and is delighted to be a part of the family. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she majored in theater at Bates College 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 five years in various management roles at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, including Director of Development. Most recently, she came from the development department at the Vermont Land Trust, a statewide land conservation non-profit where she found the work rewarding but discovered just how much she missed theater. Love and gratitude go to her endlessly patient husband and her two beautiful girls..

Allison Crutchfield
Production Manager

Mark GostomskiThis is Allison’s fifth season at the New London Barn Playhouse, second 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 York and Regional credits include: Into the Woods12 Angry Men, Northern Stage VT; Spring Awakening, Electra 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.

Joshua M. Feder
Director of Education & Artistic Associate

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Josh Feder is delighted to be spending his eighth summer at the Barn. In addition to eight years of directing, choreographing, and overseeing the Junior Intern Company, he directed last year’s Over the Pub and 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: Cymbeline (Hanover High), The Liar (Dartmouth College), Anything Goes (NCCT Teens), and South Pacific (Opera North). Josh is the Director of Theater at the Kingswood Oxford School, where he has directed The Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde, and The Heidi Chronicles. Other productions include: Shrek, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly!, Urinetown, and The Last 5 Years. 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. He also currently teaches dance at Terpsichore Dance and Theatre Company. Josh is a proud graduate of Dartmouth College and is a member of the Educational Theatre Association.

Beth Adele Perregaux
Business Manager

Beth PerregauxBeth is a graduate of Colby Sawyer College and is very happy to celebrate her tenth season at the Barn! Beth joined the staff in 2006 after being an involved resident of New London for over 22 years, as well as an avid supporter of the New London Barn Playhouse. She also enjoys helping Wynne with many of her Barn projects and works with several local businesses using her accounting skills. An outdoorsy gal, Beth loves walking, skiing, snowshoeing, and kayaking on Pleasant Lake. She is the proud mother of two wonderful sons, Timothy and Paul, and looks forward to seeing everyone at the Box Office this season.

Amanda Sheehan
Company Manager & Director of Publicity

Amanda is so happy to be returning to the Barn for her sixth season. She began a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a Creative Writing focus at Dartmouth College in 2007, then 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 was also a company member and Marketing Manager, before completing completing her degree in 2013. That 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 everyone at the Barn for making this such a wonderful place to return every summer.

Carol Dunne
Resident Artist

Carol DunneCarol Dunne is thrilled to return for her eighth season at the Barn in her new advisory role as Resident Artist and as director of The Sound of Music. Last season, she appeared on the Barn stage in A Little Night Music and directed the uproarious Monty Python’s Spamalot. In 2013, Carol directed the world premiere of A Legendary Romance, which won the New Hampshire Theater Award for Best Play 2013. Other Barn favorites include Hair, A Funny Thing…Forum, The Pirates of Penzance (9  NH 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. She also recently completed her second season as Artistic Director of Northern Stage, a regional theater in White River Junction, VT, where she most recently directed acclaimed productions of Into the Woods and Songs for a New World. Prior to becoming Northern Stage’s Artistic Director, she 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. Carol spent 10 years as a company member of the Cleveland Play House, acting and directing for the well-known theater. 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.

Martha Bristol
House Manager & Usher Coordinator

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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 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 2015 as its Director of Front of House and Chair of the Friends.

Sarah Case
Alumni Coordinator

Sarah is thrilled to be spending her eighth summer here at the Barn! She has worked in the field of arts management and arts administration for the past thirteen years. She has served as Managing Director of Dance Exchange (Washington, DC), Marketing Director for the New York International Ballet Competition (NYC), Membership and Development Associate for American Ballet Theater (NYC) and Director of Development and Marketing for the Barn in 2012.Sarah received her B.A from Columbia University and a Master’s Degree in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was awarded the DeVos Institute of Arts Management fellowship at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts under the mentorship of Michael Kaiser, the Dance/USA Leadership Institute Training award and the Project Leap (Leaders Emerging Through Ability and Potential) scholarship award through the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, DC. She has also worked as a professional dancer and choreographer here at the Barn and with regional theaters around the country. She has also served as a dance educator for Boston Ballet, the National Dance Institute and the School at Columbia University.

Now as a consultant in the arts and non-profit sector, Sarah continues to commit herself to building, strengthening and advocating for high quality, accessible arts programming and arts institutions that foster social change and transformative experiences for all populations. She is so happy to be here at the Barn for another amazing summer, with her wonderful husband, Keith Coughlin and their black lab, Luna.