Gloucester Stage Announces New Artistic Director and 2023 Season

Rebecca Bradshaw steps into the Artistic Leadership role for historic season

The Gloucester Stage Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Bradshaw as the Company’s new Artistic Director after an extensive nationwide search process.

As Artistic Director, Rebecca will join Managing Director Christopher Griffith in working with GSC’s Board and staff on shared goals that strengthen the theater’s commitment to presenting socially relevant and intellectually stimulating works with powerful, uplifting, intriguing, and inspiring productions and performances. Rebecca takes over the role from the Award-winning Actress and Director Paula Plum, who has been serving as the theater’s Interim Artistic Director since Robert Walsh stepped down following the 2021 season.

“Rebecca has been appointed from an exceptionally strong array of candidates.” shared Managing Director Christopher Griffith. “We are incredibly pleased to have Rebecca leading the artistic vision of Gloucester Stage, bringing the experience of an acclaimed directing and producing career. I am especially grateful to have a business partner with such a strong commitment to the artistic community, championing diverse voices, and theater education.”

“I am thrilled to be back in a theatre community I hold so dear and to have the opportunity to become part of the thriving arts and culture scene in Gloucester. As a leader, I hope to build upon the foundation of GSC’s past while continuing to challenge and inspire audiences to come,” said Rebecca Bradshaw on her appointment as Artistic Director.

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