ON with the Show! Windhover and Gloucester Stage come together for 2021 season.

May 15, 2021 / Art and Music, Good to Know, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Written by Chris Griffith of Gloucester Stage Company

Two nonprofit arts organizations steeped in the rich culture of Cape Ann, coming together, shining a light at the end of a dark tunnel.

Founded by modern dance icon Ina Hahn in 1968, Windhover opened as a performing arts camp. Now 50 years later, the historic buildings that were once part of the last dairy farm in Pigeon Cove, serve artists as a space for reflection, development, and creation. That Windhover spirit will expand this summer, bringing to life the 4.5 acres of rolling meadows, enchanting gathering areas, ample parking facilities, and an expansive outdoor stage for in-person theater and dance performances.

Gloucester Stage Company has become the premier destination for professional theater lovers in the summer. Like many intimate venues, the organization pivoted to online streaming last year, reaching over 10,000 viewers. Looking ahead to this summer, Gloucester Stage entered into a collaborative partnership with Windhover Performing Arts Center to reanimate the outdoor space for socially-distanced live theater, music, and dance productions.

Aided by the safety of open-air spaces and acres of land, this synergistic partnership will offer the first return to live theatrical productions in the Greater Boston area. Gloucester Stage’s 2021 season of productions includes award-winning dramas, endearing comedies, and world premieres. A dedicated team of experts is designing the audience seating, staging, and beer garden areas specifically to keep audiences safe. Nestled at the tip of Rockport, near Halibut Point State Park, Windhover is enthusiastic to help our community find meaningful human connection again.