The Gamm Theatre
Tony Estrella, Artistic Director of the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the composition of a theatrical season. A diverse season must have balance, reimagining the classics for contemporary audiences while highlighting new works which explore the social, political and cultural climate. Estrella will reveal the values underlying those decisions, including the institutional priorities, creative negotiations, and challenges to provide innovative theater that challenges and expands perceptions and understanding.
Tony Estrella has been artistic director of The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre since 2002. A Rhode Island native, he began working with The Gamm as an actor in 1996, and since produced, acted and directed countless productions for the company, providing unparalleled award-winning theater. Under his leadership, The Gamm has received numerous awards, including Elliot Norton Awards for the world premiere of Paul Grellong’s Radio Free Emerson and Clifford Odets’ Awake & Sing!. He teaches at the University of Rhode Island, where he has been on the theater faculty since 1997. Tony received a 2013 Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts.