Plains School
1 Plains Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801


Since 1977, Pontine Theatre has been an active particpant in the development of actor-based theatre, creating work that is engaging, innovative and original. Pontine’s work is founded on the actor training technique of French actor, Etienne Decroux.   Co-Artistic Directors, M. Marguerite, Mathews and Gregory Gathers, have produced over fifty original works. Creating and performing these works, Pontine has introduced their unique form of theatre to audiences throughout New England, transforming audience interest in gestural theatre, puppetry, toy theatre and storytelling into enthusiasm for this distinctive synthesis of forms.

The word pontine is derived from the Latinpontus – a bridge. In psychology, pontine is a process, a connection activated in sleep; a bridge over which dream images travel.

For more information about Pontine Theatre please contact:

M. Marguerite Mathews & Greg Gathers, Co-Artistic Directors
Pontine Theatre
1 Plains Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801

603-436-6660 / [email protected]

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