In the wake of multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault against its cofounder Israel Horovitz, the Gloucester Stage Company has adopted procedures intended to prevent and respond to “unsafe events, environments or individuals” at the theater.
Gloucester Stage Company’s board of directors has voted to adopt the Chicago Theater Standards, which outline the process for filing a complaint of harassment or assault and how such incidents will be handled.
Bob Walsh, GSC artistic director, said the integration of the policies — in the rehearsal process, daily operations, and orientation for staff — has begun.
“We are already putting in place safeguards to support the artists,” Walsh said in a statement.
The changes comes after nine women accused Horovitz of sexual…