2017

SUMMER

- practical Intensives -

The Tempest

The Nantucket Mixtape

SCHOOL-YEAR

- diverse Voices -

Nantucket Young Playwrights

FIT

SEE WHAT PEOPLE HAD TO SAY

ABOUT OUR 2017 PROGRAMMING

THE TEMPEST

THE TEMPEST "I was so excited for the autism speaks performance! It was such a great thing, it really touched my heart. One of my friends from elementary school had autism and he would have been so thrilled to see a show with these wonderful accommodations!" -NTI Student

The Nantucket Mixtape

THE NANTUCKET MIXTAPE "The show we saw tonight was completely fantastic, and an incredible inspiration. I was awestruck by the gift each student has been given - at such a pivotal moment of life. The chance to throw down with this challenging material that speaks to them right where they're at, empowers them to soar and it reverberates directly into those watching. "Juliet" and I were openly crying in the balcony, standing, stomping and cheering. It was devastating and transcendent" - WH Actor

FIT a play in development

FIT a new play in development "Prior to the show, I had been searching around for information on FIT and I found very little. This led me to attend the show with an open mind and heart. I am so grateful that White Heron made a point to not give out too much information prior to the show as it allowed us, the audience, to truly make our own opinions and sit with our thoughts about what really matters both during the performance and after." - Holly Finnigan Nantucket blACKbook

THE TEMPEST

THE TEMPEST "I am not a morning person, but I jumped out of bed every morning eager to get to rehearsal. I couldn’t wait to get back to the theater each day." - NTI Student

FIT a play in development

FIT a new play in development "FIT was more than I expected! Being asked to participate with this community production of FIT was a great connection for our organization. Working with the talented writers and actors provided insight into their process and the talk-backs that I was invited to be a part of after the shows, with the cast and crew, were valuable for Health Imperative as we were able to share our mission and a snapshot of the services HI offers to our community." - Sunny Daily

THE NANTUCKET MIXTAPE

THE NANTUCKET MIXTAPE "What fostered growth in me as an artist was the community I was placed in. I felt so comfortable with everyone. Having a smaller group of really focused people made me more confident. We were all focused on one goal. It helped me take risks because everyone in the room wanted to be there." - NTI Student

FIT a play in development

FIT a new play in development "Going into this program, I had no idea what an incredible process I would get to experience. "Fit" opened my eyes to many things, and helped me connect to areas I never would have looked into otherwise. Being greeted warmly by the whole crew at every practice I attended made me feel that I had a safe place where my thoughts and questions were welcomed. I'm very glad that a place for teens interested in theater has been introduced." - NTI Student

THE NANTUCKET MIXTAPE

THE NANTUCKET MIXTAPE "The Staff and Creative Team at White Heron's NTI run way more than a theater program. They run a self-confidence factory!" - NTI Parent

THE TEMPEST

THE TEMPEST "One of the highlights for me was watching the kids from The Boys and Girls Club be mesmerized for the whole show. They sat there as still as could be. And what a treat for them to get on stage for a photo with the cast!" - NTI Parent

THE NANTUCKET MIXTAPE

THE NANTUCKET MIXTAPE "Composing an original song with Raymond, our musical director, was a breakthrough moment for me. I didn’t realize I had this within me!" - NTI Student

THE TEMPEST

THE TEMPEST "It was incredibly meaningful to be able to impact the local Nantucket community by performing Shakespeare in front of members of Our Island Home over the summer. Meeting them after the show and seeing them spending time in the theater laughing and enjoying Shakespeare with us were moments that I do not ever want to forget. " - NTI Student