Jonathan Verge, President and Founding Artistic Director, grew up in Lebanon, NH and was an active part of the performing arts community in the Upper Valley until graduation from Lebanon High School in 2000. He studied Musical Theatre at Syracuse University, one of the top musical theatre programs in the country. His training at Syracuse University led to an opportunity to hone his skills while enrolled in a Shakespeare Intensive program at The Globe Theatre in London.
Following his graduation with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre, he began his professional theatrical career in New York City where he assisted Daisy Prince on the world premiere production of John Bucchino’s It’s Only Life at The Beckett Theater. He was the assistant to Lonny Price on the Ravinia Festival Production of Anyone Can Whistle, starring Patti LuPone, Audra MacDonald and Michael Cerveris, in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. While a Producing Intern at The American Theatre Company, Jonathan associate produced the Chicago premier of Yeast Nation: The Triumph of Life, mentored by PJ Paparelli, before accepting a position as Producing Director of Bailiwick Chicago.
Jonathan returned to the Upper Valley in 2016 to found The Gatherwool Theatre Company, LLC at Briggs Opera House.