Robert Walsh
Artistic Director
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GSC: My Station in Life, Cyrano, The Rainmaker, Bank Job, Songs For A New World, The New Electric Ballroom, North Shore Fish, Fighting Over Beverley, The Widow’s Blind Date, The Primary English Class, Our Town. GSC (Actor): Gloucester Blue, Sins of the Mother, The Subject Was Roses, The Barking Sharks, Two for the Seesaw. Producing Artistic Director, American Stage Festival: Bus Stop, Intimate Exchanges, Jacques Brel…, and Lend Me a Tenor, among others. Artistic Associate: Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Richard III, As You Like It, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus, Twelfth Night, Measure For Measure. Other productions directed include: Othello (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Round and Round The Garden, Table Manners, K2, Later Life, Holiday Memories (Merrimack Rep); Rancho Mirage, Race, Speed-The-Plow, True West (New Repertory Theatre); The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, The Goatwoman of Corvis County (Shakespeare & Co.); Misalliance, A Life in the Theatre (Two River Theatre Co.); I Hate Hamlet (StageWest); The Little Foxes (Barter Theatre); and Of Mice and Men (Stoneham Theatre), among others. Roles in recent feature films include Black Mass, Patriot’s Day and the upcoming, Altar Rock. Robert directed the on-field ceremonies for the ’99 All-Star Game at Fenway Park. He is on the faculty at Brandeis University.

Board of Directors:

Mary Barcus
Mary John Boylan, Secretary
Harry Hoglander
Judith Hoglander
Paul Horovitz, President
Lawrence Maver, Treasurer
Pauline Miceli
Richard P. Mills
Elizabeth Neumeier, Vice President
Sarah Oaks
Geoffrey Richon, Vice President
Carole Shauffer
William Taylor

Christopher Griffith
Interim Managing Director
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Chris has a demonstrated history of working in the performing arts industry and a passion for non-profit advocacy through marketing and development. Chris attained his Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Entrepreneurship from Ball State University. Before joining GSC in October of 2017, Chris revitalized a non-profit community theater in Indiana; turning an organization on the brink of closing into the premiere location for live entertainment in East Central Indiana. Those efforts led to a successful $3million capital restoration of a historic landmark theater. Chris’s masters research explored generational giving and analyzing solutions for reaching the next generation of donors. Additionally, Chris executive produced Musical Mission Tour, a touring non-profit, bringing theater to at-risk youth in urban communities and children’s hospitals.

Board of Advisors:

Bea Waring, Interim Chair
Stephen Bates
Linzee & Beth Coolidge
Mark Gottesman
Tom Grilk
Barbara Hargrove
Sally Jackson
Tom Janis
George Marsh
Aria McElhenny
Regina Villa

Melanie Murray-Brown
Development Director
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Melanie joined the team at Gloucester Stage in October 2017. Prior to GSC, Melanie was the Director of Program Integration at another community nonprofit, Maritime Gloucester, where she also served on the board for 10 years. In the public sector, Melanie served as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. In Washington, D.C., she worked on international policy and communication at NOAA after receiving a degree in international relations from American University. Passionate about the community, she served on Gloucester’s Planning Board, volunteers at the Sawyer Free Library, and with the refugee outreach at St. John’s Church. Melanie is a neighbor of Gloucester Stage, living on Rocky Neck with her husband, Mark and their three kids. When not at a rugby game, concert, or the supermarket, you’ll find Melanie making dinner for friends, chasing rabbits out of her square foot garden, and pushing her limits at yoga.

Heidi Dallin
Media Relations & Education Director
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Publicist: Cape Ann Symphony, Chockstone Pictures, North Shore Music Theatre, Jim’s Bagel & Bake Shoppe, Duckworth’s Bistrot, Annisquam Arts & Crafts, Skin Cancer Awareness, Healthy Gloucester Collaborative, Suzuki Method. Actress: originated role Hillary Clinton in Hillary and Monica: The Winter of Her Discontent: Off Broadway; National Black Theatre Festival; Winner Midtown International Theatre Festival: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play; Panelist & Presenter: Association of Writers Conference. Television: CNN; Inside Edition; Fox 25 News; South Korea National News; 1623 Studios; Starred in Mo Rocca’s “Hillary’s People Problem,” “Hillary’s Campaign Videos.” Narrator: Katy and The Big Snow, Cape Ann Symphony; Peter and The Wolf, CAS and Quincy Symphony; Hillary Clinton Look-a-Like: throughout country. Director: Gloucester Elementary Schools: Castaways; Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood; Wizard of Oz; Oliver; Grease, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Annie; Twinderella, Peter Pan at Christmas, 101 Dalmatians; GSC: Little Match Girl, Holiday Delights, 2007-2017; Teacher: Youth Acting Workshops, Eastern Point Day School; Glen Urquhart; Swampscott Schools; Gloucester Youth Council. Member: HGC Youth Substance Use Prevention Steering Committee, Advisor: Gloucester Youth Council; Creative Consultant HGC and GYC PSA Series. Education: Magna cum laude graduate in Special Concentration in Dramatic Expression: Literary and Artistic from Harvard University.

Joe Short
Production Manager

Joe is a professional actor, teacher, and production artist. Recent acting roles include Brutus in Julius Caesar and Richard in The Lover for Bridge Rep of Boston; George Tesman in Hedda Gabler, Man #3 in The Big Meal, Ray Dooley in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, William Tyndale/George Villiers in Anne Boleyn, Lars in Festen and Guildenstern/Francisco in Hamlet at the Gamm Theatre; Noah Curry in The Rainmaker at Gloucester Stage Company; Henry in Rich Girl at the Lyric Stage; Tom in These Shining Lives at Stoneham Theatre; Gordon in Strange Interlude at Shakespeare Theatre of DC; Lord Dumaine in All’s Well That Ends Well at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Balthasar in The Merchant of Venice at Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival; Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep; Aston in The Caretaker, Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Padraic in The Lieutenant of Inishmore at The Wilbury Theatre Group.

Billy Burgoyne
Box Office Manager

Billy has recently relocated to Gloucester from Lawrence but has spent many a summer on the north shore. He studied English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and hosted weekly radio programs on WUML 91.5 FM and Digitally Imported Radio. When he is not managing the box office, he is probably DJing at a local bar or club or taking his Chihuahua, Mosquito, for a walk along Good Harbor Beach.

Currently Recruiting
House/Company Manager


Mark Vagenas
Technical Director


P.J. Strachman
Master Electrician