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WATER’S RISING: Festival of New Climate Action Plays

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The theater’s home in Gloucester has more than 62 miles of shorelines, with the building itself located in FEMA’s high-risk flood zone. What makes this location a beautiful destination contains an equally foreboding future as we see sea levels rise year after year. By pairing art with advocacy, we can deepen our connection to our earth’s future.

Three new play finalists have been selected from over 400 submissions in 2024. Each play will be presented once during the weekend festival; A Few Fun Facts About Greenland by Maximilian Gill on Friday April 26th, Cincinnati by the Shore by Hannah Vaughn on Saturday April 27th, and If nobody does remarkable things by Emma Gibson on Sunday April 28th. All performances are at 7:00pm and $20 to attend. Festival passes are available for $50 and save 28% to attend each play over the weekend.

In addition to the staged readings, each play will be followed by a talkback session featuring climate experts. These experts will address the themes of the theatrical piece, highlight organizations taking action, and discuss the impact of climate change on Gloucester and the global landscape.


Gloucester Stage Company
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
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