New London Barn Playhouse Senior Staff
Producing Artistic Director
Keith 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: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (NH Theatre Award, Best Choreography, 2015), 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, Chicago (Dartmouth College), Mary Poppins, Into the Woods, White Christmas (Northern Stage), Legally Blonde, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, Thoroughly Modern Millie!, The Wizard of Oz. Directing/Choreography: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (NH Theatre Award nomination, Best Musical, 2015), Kiss Me, Kate (NH Theatre Award nomination, Best Musical 2014), 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). He also serves as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Theatre at Dartmouth College. Special thanks to my family and friends for their unending support, and of course, Sarah (and Luna, our black Lab), I couldn’t do it without you.
Interim Director of Development / Managing Director
Jody is excited and honored to return to her beloved Barn in her new “off stage” role after having played the role of Gretl in The Sound of Music in 1964 at the tender young age of 8 and repeating the same role again when it returned to the Barn the following summer. She also appeared in Annie Get Your Gun at the Barn in 1967 as Nellie and in 2011 in The Man Who Came to Dinner. After returning to the stage many years later, she has appeared in many community productions including Carousel (Carrie) and Brigadoon (Fiona) at the Newport Opera House, Nunsense (Sr. Mary Amnesia) in Franklin and Newport, Company (Susan) at the Lebanon, NH Opera House and The Medium, City of Angels (Donna/Oolie), Bye Bye Birdie (Mrs. MacAfee) and Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette) at Colby-Sawyer College. Most of her “performing” time is now spent singing with the Kearsarge Chorale, the Sunapee Singers and most recently playing percussion in the Kearsarge Community Band. Jody holds her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Colby-Sawyer College and, after working for 20 years in corporate America in account management, received her M.Ed. in School Counseling from Plymouth State University. Jody spends much of her time as a professional organizer, rentals manager at New London Historical Society and as a customer service/service advisor at Marshalls Garage as well as many other volunteer and fundraising activities. She was raised in Bedford, NY, summered all her life on the shores of Little Lake Sunapee and has lived in New London, NH for 40 years.
Joshua M. Feder
Director of Education & Artistic Associate
Josh is honored to be calling the Barn his home for his tenth summer. In addition to directing, choreographing, and overseeing the Junior Intern Company since 2008, he directed Over the Pub (2014) and two Straw Hat Revues (2012 & 2016), choreographed The Student Prince (2013) and Side by Side by Sondheim (2010), and has taught several acting classes here. Locally, he directed Cymbeline (Hanover High); choreographed The Liar (Dartmouth College), Anything Goes (NCCT Teens), and South Pacific (Opera North); and assistant directed Trick or Treat and Mamma Mia! (Northern Stage). Other favorite productions include: The Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde, The Heidi Chronicles, The Learned Ladies, Sweeney Todd, The Addams Family, Shrek, and The Last 5 Years. Josh was the Assistant Director on 1776 (Paper Mill), Pirates! (Huntington), and Dramatis Personae (Cherry Lane), and has worked with Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, and Goodspeed Musicals. He spent three years as the Director of Theater at the Kingswood Oxford School, teaches at Terpsichore Dance and Theatre Company, and is a member of the Educational Theatre Association. Josh received his BA from Dartmouth College and this fall will begin pursuing his MFA in Directing at UC Irvine.
Director of Marketing and Sales
Mitch Marois is thrilled to have joined the Barn in 2017 as Marketing Associate, then to step into the position of Director of Marketing and Sales for the 2018 Season. Mitch is Founding Associate Producer with JAG Productions, based in the Upper Valley of Vermont. Productions with JAG include August Wilson’s Fences (May, 2017), JAGFest 2017 (February, 2017), and Choir Boy (Fall, 2016). As a teaching artist, Mitch has worked with Northern Stage’s Shakespeare in the Schools program, the National Dance Institute in New York, and MTCA: Musical Theatre College Auditions. Mitch is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, and has worked both as an actor and an AEA stage manager for various productions. Select directing and choreography credits: Wig Out (Asst. Choreographer), Choir Boy (Asst. Director), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Asst. Dir). BFA Acting and Musical Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University.
Beth Adele Perregaux
Beth is a graduate of Colby Sawyer College and is very happy to celebrate her eleventh season at the Barn! She 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.
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!
Chair of the Friends of the Barn
A 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 as its Director of Front of House and Chair of the Friends.