Welcome To Pontine Theatre


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, 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 Latin pontus - 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:

Marguerite Mathews & Greg Gathers, Artistic Co-Directors

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1 Plains Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801  

603-436-6660 / info@pontine.org

Pontine Theatre is a not-for-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

Pontine Theatre’s 2023-24 season is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

© Pontine Theatre  2023