Managing Director, Lyn Osborne Winter, is the year round contact for Weathervane operations. She began working with the Theatre in 1990; eventually directing Marketing and fundraising/development initiatives and will begin a ninth Season as Managing Director. She brings career skills and education in journalism, print and business management, as well as more than 30 years’ experience living and working in northern NH. Winter is a founding member and incorporator of the NH Professional Theatre Assoc. and serves on the NH Theatre Awards Board of Directors.
[And, like many of us in the North Country, Winter wears multiple hats: Rev. Winter, an ordained minister, is pastor of the Lisbon/Landaff Shared Ministry and a respected member of the area clergy.]
Artistic Director, Jacques Stewart, came to the Weathervane in 1987 as an actor . . . adding direction, choreography, and exceptional casting skills that made him a natural successor to the late Tom Haas. He is an award-winning and well-regarded director and choreography with multiple regional, national and international credits. Whitefield is his summer home, away from a busy NYC-based career.
SUMMER COMPANY / Seasonal Staff
Music Director, Colin Keating, received both a Bachelor of Music and a Masters of Music in Music Education from the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University. Director of Choral Music at Baker High School in Baldwinsville, NY, he also directs, music directs and produces the school’s annual musical. Colin serves on the music staff at the Cicero United Methodist Church where he is the lead singer and director for the Praise and Worship Band. Colin has been honored with multiple nominations for Best Professional Music Director by the NH Theatre Awards and has received the award for Weathervane’s productions of Sweeney Todd and Memphis.
During the summer Season, the Weathervane employs 55 or more actors, technicians, musicians, scenic artists, and additional staffers. Some return year after year, others take their Weathervane experience on the road with regional and national theatre careers. Additionally, the Theatre employs local residents and NH artists in a variety of positions.
2016 Staffing from our Program is found below: