True Repertory Theatre engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works. We strive to produce quality and diverse work, celebrating the power of theatre to illuminate humanity. Through arts education, we train and support the next generation of theatre artists to continue the tradition of theatre excellence. True Repertory Theatre seeks to be the premiere theatrical organization in Kingston, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in the community.
Meet Our Team
Donald Sheehan founded True Repertory Theatre Company in 2000. He is a lifelong resident of Pembroke, MA where his love for theatre began at the age of thirteen. He holds an MFA in acting from Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, RI. Donald has worked as both an actor and director with such theatres as Williamstown Theatre Festival, Trinity Rep, Beowulf, The Gamm, and The Theatre Cooperative. After receiving his MFA, Donald launched a production of Much Ado About Nothing, and True Rep was born. Over the past two decades as Artistic Director, Donald has honed True Rep’s signature style, focusing on non-traditional storytelling. He often immerses the audience in the world of the play by breaking the fourth wall and engaging them in unexpected ways. True Rep has over fifty credits, but some stand out productions include Ellen’s Boys, which was an original play by a local playwright, The Crucible, Into the Woods, A Christmas Carol, Blithe Spirit, and The Imposter. Donald spent seventeen years living with kidney disease and received a transplant on July 19, 2016. This prompted him to start Project 719 which is a community-based outreach initiative that brings awareness and fundraising to various organizations whose missions align with the dramatic themes of the True Rep season. Donald’s acting highlights include Gil in Ellen’s Boys, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, and Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods. Directing highlights include Ellen’s Boys, the New England premiere of Dancing at the Revolution, and Kimberly Akimbo.
Victoria Bond first took to the stage as a child and never left it. She majored in theatre at Emerson College with a focus on acting. After receiving her degree, she spent a decade in NYC working in all aspects of theatre -- on stage, backstage, box office, front of house, and administration. She was a manager of the ticket services department for Broadway producer Roundabout Theatre Company when 9/11 happened. She and her husband, Adam, moved to Massachusetts shortly thereafter. In 2009 she co-founded Rogue Theatre Company, a 501c3 not-for-profit theatre that is still producing plays today. With Rogue she has been a performer, producer, director, writer, and administrator. She currently serves as President and Artistic Director of the organization. In 2017 she started working with True Repertory Theatre as an actress and currently serves as their Associate Artistic Director. She has appeared on stage many times, with many companies. Some of her favorite roles include Shirley in Shirley Valentine, Ellen in Ellen’s Boys, and Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Victoria is an ardent believer in the power of theatre and the many ways that it enriches the community it serves.
Paul Noonan is a full-time actor, residing in Swansea, MA. He is originally from Pembroke (where he graduated high school with Donald), and he will always call Pembroke home. He has been with True Rep for over 4 years, and in addition to acting with the company, Paul is also the Artistic Advisor, working closely with Donald and Victoria to produce unique, high quality, entertaining and unexpected theatre performances on the South Shore. Paul was last on stage with True Rep as Father John Flaherty in Ellen’s Boys, an original play written by True Rep actor, James Sullivan, which True Rep plans to tour in the near future. He is very excited for True Rep’s 22/23 season which kicks off with Misery, followed by Auntie Mame, then, Rabbit Hole, and The Wizard of Oz rounding out the season. In addition to working with True Rep, Paul is also a part of a Drama Therapy organization located in Boston, NYC and Cleveland and is a member of SAG-AFTRA. He hopes that you will enjoy True Rep’s performances as much as he has enjoyed being a part of them.