THE LATEST NEWS
SEASON 37 STARTS IN SEPTEMBER!
REMEMBERING CHARLES COFONE
With great sadness we mourn the passing of Charles Cofone, long-time Gamm resident artist, composer and sound designer for more than two decades. Charles was a close colleague, good friend and mentor to many of us and an invaluable contributor to the success of so many of our productions going back to our days as Alias Stage.
His original compositions - from Peter Barnes' Red Noses to Brecht's Mother Courage, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and As You Like It and, most recently, It's A Wonderful Life- along with designing sound for dozens of non-musical productions were testament to Charles' incomparable range and incredible technical skill.
He was a good friend and a near constant presence in the rehearsal room for 25 years. Charles will be remembered always for his dedication to the work, his kindness and impeccable artistry. We wouldn't be the theatre we are without him.
The Gamm will reopen for Season 37 (2021-22) with a five-play lineup beginning at the end of September 2021. The season includes an Obie award-winner, a premiere of a late 19th century classic re-invented for our pandemic year, the regional premiere of a contemporary critically acclaimed look at working class America, and the first Shakespeare production in The Gamm’s Warwick home.
“We’ve got four distinctly American stories that do a deep dive into our history and bring us right up to the present day, along with a return to Shakespeare with his most beloved and buoyant comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream as we wake up from this revolutionary pandemic year,” says Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella.
THE BARD'S BASH: THANK YOU!
On Friday April 23rd, The Gamm Theatre hosted its first (and hopefully last) virtual fundraiser on Zoom. We are thrilled to report that The Bard’s Bash: Gamm Gala 36 was a smashing success! Thanks to the support of our wonderful patrons and donors we reached above and beyond our fundraising goal!
Over 200 people joined us to celebrate Shakespeare’s 457th birthday from the comfort of their homes. Guests enjoyed curated gift bags filled with gourmet snacks and wine along with a Shakespeare themed pub quiz and a stellar performance of 25 years of Shakespeare at The Gamm by Artistic Director Tony Estrella.
It was a wonderful night of celebration and hope for the year to come! Thank you to all who attended and helped to support the event!
MISSED THE GALA? NO PROBLEM!
Acting from your Authentic Self
July 22 - August 12
4 IN PERSON SESSIONS
Instructor: Sophia Blum
After years of feeling inadequate as an actor, Sophia discovered a new way of coming to work that she is eager to share. Influenced by the work of Lindy Davies, Harold Guskin, Chris Bayes and Lee Straussberg, Sophia aims to gives actors the tools to realize their most unapologetic selves on stage, starting from exactly where they are, to meet the character they are playing. Expanding on the idea of “you are enough” and applying it to stage work, students will be assigned work from plays to put these techniques into practice.