top of page
About Shaker Bridge Theatre

          Now entering its fifteenth season, the Shaker Bridge Theatre in Enfield, New Hampshire, is dedicated to discovering and creating provocative contemporary theatre. This is theatre created by a passionate director and talented, vital artists for today's audiences. Our goal is to expand the boundaries of theatre in the Upper Valley and Lakes region of New Hampshire by presenting work that is contemporary, compelling and innovative.


            These are not plays that have been the mega-hits of Broadway, nor are they plays that have normally been out on big national tours. These are the gems that have risen from New York's off-Broadway theatres, from London's fringe, from the daring auspices of regional theatres in America. They are plays from theatres like Steppenwolf in Chicago, Illusion Theatre in Minneapolis, the Humana Festival in Louisville and London's Donmar, Gate and Bush Theatres. In short, they are plays that would normally go unseen in our vicinity. Our goal is to bring these great contemporary works to life in this vital, passionate and intimate theatre: the Shaker Bridge Theatre in Enfield, New Hampshire.


Intimate. Powerful. Contemporary.

Our Founder

        Bill Coons has spent his adult life working in the theatre. In addition to his academic study (BA in English/Psychology; MA in Directing; MFA in Directing), he has learned his art through his work. He began as the founder and artistic director of a small theatre in New Jersey, spent several years as a college professor and head of a theatre program in Vermont, created and ran a touring children's theatre company in Illinois, created and ran a graduate level acting conservatory at the Dorset Theatre Festival, worked as a professional actor, and has directed over 150 productions.

Our Board of Directors

Joan Ecker, President
Aline E. Ordman, Secretary 
Nadia Gorman, Treasurer
Roanne Rogerson

William Koppenheffer
Bill Coons

Grant Neale

Susan Haefner

bottom of page