Artistic Director Robert Walsh
Artistic Director Robert Walsh has announced he will be stepping down at the end of 2021. The Gloucester Stage Board of Directors has appointed Award-winning Actress and Director and veteran of Gloucester Stage Paula Plum as the Interim Artistic Director as they begin a transparent, and equitable search process for the next artistic leader of the Company.
Robert Walsh has served as Artistic Director of Gloucester Stage since 2015 and has a long history of performing on the Cape Ann stage spanning three decades, back to Two for the Seesaw in 1990. During his tenure, Walsh has presented 43 productions, of which eight he has performed in or directed, and received over 30 IRNE and Elliot Norton nominations and awards.
“Over the last four years, I’ve had the honor and privilege to work alongside Robert Walsh. The professionalism and artistic competency that he has brought to Gloucester Stage are immeasurable. Robert is one of the most highly regarded professionals in the business due to his vast experience but also the supportive and safe working environment he creates for every production team. Gloucester Stage has achieved significant growth with a great indebtedness to Robert Walsh’s fortitude and strategic vision. I look forward to continuing our forward trajectory with the exquisite Paula Plum as my producing partner,” said Managing Director Christopher Griffith.