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 written and directed by Louis C.K. 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.

Our Team

Susan d. Garvey
Development Director
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Kati Nalbandian
Development Associate
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Bethany Planton
Grant Coordinator
BMP Consulting

Barbara Hargrove

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

P.J. Strachman
Master Electrician

Brendan Marr
Master Electrician

Fiona Kerr
House & Literary Manager
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Shelby Art
Casting Assistant
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Gail O’Docherty
Volunteer Coordinator

Iona Murray-Brown
Box Office Assistant

Sara Bartlett
Interim Education Director
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Tracy Davis
Public Relations Manager
Tracy Davis PR

Jason Grow
Jason Grow Photography

2022 Apprenticeship Cohort

Natalie Han

Natalie Han

Technical Apprentice

Elise Joyner

Elise Joyner

Directing Apprentice

Jessica Catherine MacLean

Jessica Catherine MacLean

Education Apprentice

Jessie Marasco

Jessie Marasco

Production Management Apprentice

Kristin Kijanka

Kristin Kijanka

Stage Management Apprentice

Kristina Kourkoulos

Kristina Kourkoulos

Marketing Apprentice

Claire Russell

Claire Russell

Stage Management Apprentice

Board of Directors

Mary John Boylan

Grant Clark

Harry Hoglander

Judith Hoglander

Paul Horovitz

Pauline Miceli

Claire Leana Millar

Dossy Peabody

Geoffrey Richon
Director, Co-Founder

Denise Ridolfo

Marla Robinson
Vice President

Errol Smikle

Scott Smith

Alan Willsky