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.
Milena 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.
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.
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.
Amanda is delighted to be returning to the Barn for her 7th season! She began a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies at Dartmouth College in 2007, 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, before completing completing her degree in 2013. That fall Amanda returned to New England to accept a position as Company Manager (and now General Manager) at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT. Many thanks to Carol for introducing her to the Barn, Josh for being her summer other half, and everyone at the Barn for making this such a magical place to return every summer.
House Manager & Usher Coordinator
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!
Director of Front of House & Chair of the Friends
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.
Sarah is thrilled to be spending her ninth 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.