Outstanding stories brought to life by expert performers for one-night-only shows.

Sunday, Sep. 8 @ 7:30pm | $25 

Waiting Room

Cabaret featuring Jessica Bates


After appearing as Lizzie in The Rainmaker, Jessica Bates returns to our stage to perform in WAITING ROOM, an uplifting evening of her own original songs and stories that take an inside look at the tragedies and triumphs of life in the theatre. 

JESSICA BATES is thrilled to be performing at Gloucester Stage. Originally from Washington D.C., she is an actress, teacher and songwriter now living in California. Over her career, she has worked in many incredible theatres including; Milwaukee Rep, The Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, The Hangar Theatre, The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The Riverside Theatre, The Women’s Project, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The National Shakespeare Company, The Acting Company, Capital Stage, The Aurora Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, SF Playhouse, and Brava Theatre. Abroad, she performed at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, and the London Fringe Festival. She produced an original show of her own music in New York called LOVE IN THE TIME OF UNEMPLOYMENT.  TV; “May Peace Prevail on Earth” (CBS), “Love Kills” (Discovery ID). Films include: The FAR NEAR SHORE (soon to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival).   Special thanks to my parents for supporting me on this wild ride!