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.

Paula Plum
Interim Artistic Director

Paula Plum is a 30-year veteran of Gloucester Stage Company, first appearing in 1990 as Winnie in Happy Days and most recently in Barefoot in the Park. GSC Directing credits include I’m Not Rappaport, Out of Sterno, and The Last Schwartz. Paula is the recipient of seven IRNE awards, 2007, 2017 & 2020 Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress, the 2004 Eliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, and the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University. In 2009 she was one of five actors nationwide to receive the Fox Actor Fellowship in association with SpeakEasy Stage. As a founding member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Plum has played Cleopatra, Beatrice, Lady Macbeth, and Phèdre and served as their Interim Artistic Director in 2018. She has appeared regionally at the Lyric Stage, the American Repertory Theatre, the New Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Repertory, the Huntington Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, and Elm Shakespeare. Film credits include: Mermaids, Malice, Next Stop Wonderland, and Irrational Man directed by Woody Allen. Upcoming films include: About Fate with Emma Roberts and Fourth of July alongside Robert Walsh. Television: Science Court (three seasons ABC) and co-creator and star of The Dick & Paula Celebrity Special for FX. From 2003 through 2019, Paula served as Artistic Director of WGBH’s A Christmas Celtic Sojourn featuring Brian O’Donovan. Ms. Plum is a cum laude graduate of Boston University and has studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the Dell’Arte Institute, and École Phillipe Gaulier, Paris. She has been published in American Theatre magazine and is married to actor Richard Snee. Paula is a professional acting coach and last year was appointed the 2020/2021 Monan Professor of Theater Arts at Boston College.


Christopher Griffith
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.

Staff Team

Katie Oberlander
Education Director
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Bethany Planton
Grant Coordinator
BMP Consulting

Barbara Hargrove

P.J. Strachman
Master Electrician

Claire Morse
Production Manager
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Tori Oakes
Production Advisor & Technical Director
Misfit Toys Theatrical, LLC

Brendan Marr
Technical Operator

Nate Oaks
Box Office Assistant

Fiona Kerr
House / Company Manager
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Gail O’Docherty
Volunteer Coordinator

Alexis Rappaport
Box Office Assistant

Julia Lorello
Digital Marketing Manager
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Tracy Davis
Public Relations Manager
Tracy Davis PR

Jason Grow
Jason Grow Photography

2021 Apprenticeship Cohort

Geraldine Bogard
Development & Front of House

Jeremy Chiang
Scenic & Technical

Ashleigh Davis
Stage Management

Natalie Kane

Tatiana Pless
Production Management

Pat-Rice Rooney
Stage Management

Anderson Stinson III
Marketing & Understudy

Board of Directors

Mary John Boylan

Grant Clark

Harry Hoglander

Judith Hoglander

Paul Horovitz

Pauline Miceli

Sarah Oaks

Dossy Peabody

Geoffrey Richon
Vice President, Co-Founder

Marla Robinson

Carole Shauffer

Errol Smikle

Alan Willsky