Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre

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Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
Pawt Armory.jpg
Gamm Theater at the Armory
Address 172 Exchange St.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
United States
Type Regional theatre
Capacity 137
Website
www.gammtheatre.org

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (aka The Gamm) is a non-profit theater in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It is housed in the Pawtucket Armory Center for the Arts.

History[edit]

The theatre was founded in October 1984 as Alias Stage by seven members of the graduating class of Trinity Rep Conservatory. The group performed at the abandoned Riverside Mills in Providence's Olneyville neighborhood, but this space was destroyed by a fire in January 1989 and Alias relocated to the nearby Atlantic Mills. In 1994, backed by a newly formed board of directors, Alias moved to a semi-permanent garage space in the Jewelry District of Providence.[1]

In 1998, the theatre staged its last performance as the Alias Stage - a staging of King Lear - before being renamed as the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre due to receiving a donation of about $10,000 from Alan Shawn Feinstein in memory of his sister.[2][3] The theater remained in the cramped Jewelry District until October 2002, when, in need of a larger space and financial re-organization, the Gamm announced a hiatus following a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Shortly after hiring Tony Estrella as Artistic Director and Yvonne Seggerman as Managing Director, the Gamm reopened in November 2003, in a new 135-seat stage in an old police garage, part of the Pawtucket Armory Center.[4]

Awards[edit]

Elliot Norton Awards

  • 2008- Outstanding New Script (Paul Grellong, Radio Free Emerson)
  • 2009- Outstanding Production by a Small Company (Awake and Sing!)
  • 2010- Special Citation for having "firmly established itself as a theatrical jewel in our region"[5] celebrating its 25th season

Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts

  • 2013- Artistic Director Tony Estrella

Seasons[edit]

30th Anniversary Season (Upcoming 2014-15)

2013-14 Season

2012-13 Season

2011-12 Season

2010-11 Season

25th anniversary season (2009–10)

2008–09 Season

2007–08 Season

2006–07 Season

2005–06 Season

2004–05 Season

2003–04 Season

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our History". 
  2. ^ Gale, Bill (26 June 1998). "Alias Stage previews 'King Lear'". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Gale, William K (16 June 1998). "Alias Stage accepts gift, will change name". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Curley, Robert Patrick (2010). Rhode Island: A Guide to Unique Places. Globe Pequot. p. 21. ISBN 0-7627-5053-7. 
  5. ^ "Our History". 

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