LEADERSHIP

TONY ESTRELLA
Artistic Director

Season 38 marks Tony’s 20th anniversary as artistic director at The Gamm. Since his first show with the company (Antony & Cleopatra), he has appeared in or directed more than 70 productions. His favorite roles include Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shannon in The Night of the Iguana, Hamlet in Hamlet, Moe Axelrod in Awake and Sing!, Valere in La Bete, Katurian in The Pillowman, Teach in American Buffalo, and Vanya in Uncle Vanya. Directorial

highlights include Assassins, JQA, True West, Festen, Sara Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis, A Streetcar Named Desire, Red, and the U.S. premieres of Howard Brenton’s Paul and Sarah Waters’ The Night Watch. Tony has written several works for The Gamm stage including A Lie Agreed Upon (2021), and adaptations of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler, and Barry Unsworth’s acclaimed novel Morality Play. His film credits include appearances in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, and the upcoming The Good House. He is the recipient of numerous recognitions including the Claiborne Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts and is a longtime member of the theater faculty at his alma mater, University of Rhode Island.

AMY E. GRAVELL
Managing Director

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Amy is a mission-driven leader with 25 years’ experience in Rhode Island’s nonprofit sector, specifically in fundraising and marketing, as well as staff and program development. She previously served as the associate executive director for the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, where she led the youth development organization in a historic capital and endowment campaign to renovate and expand the facility. Additional positions have included marketing and

development director for Tockwotton Home senior living community, and director of admissions for The Prout School, a college preparatory high school. Amy serves as immediate past-president of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – RI Chapter (AFP-RI), and is a Clifton Strengths coach for Leadership Rhode Island. Formerly a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Professional Association, she was named 2015 Northeast Professional of the Year. Past professional affiliations include Shri Service Corps, providing free yoga outreach programs to cultivate compassionate, balanced, and inclusive communities, and the City of Pawtucket’s Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture. Amy has a B.A. in sociology from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., with a concentration in women and family studies. She is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island and Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Advanced Leadership Program.