Artistic Director

Tony has been an actor, director, writer and producer with The Gamm for more than 20 years. Since his first show with the company (Antony & Cleopatra) in 1996, he has appeared in or directed over 70 productions. His favorite roles include Shannon in The Night of the Iguana, Hamlet in Hamlet, Moe Axelrod in Awake and Sing!, Valere in La Bete, Flote in Red Noses, Katurian in The Pillowman, Teach in American Buffalo, and Vanya in Uncle Vanya. Directorial highlights 

include True West, Festen, Sara Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis, A Streetcar Named Desire, the U.S. premiere of Howard Brenton’s Paul, John Logan’s Red, and the U.S. premiere of Sarah Waters’ The Night Watch. Tony has also written several works for The Gamm stage including 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 he just finished filming The Good House, which will be released in 2020. He is the recipient of numerous recognitions including the Claiborne Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Tony is a longtime member of the theater faculty at his alma mater, University of Rhode Island.


Managing Director

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Amy has more than 20 years’ experience in Rhode Island’s nonprofit sector, including the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket since 2005. As the club’s associate executive director, Gravell led the 119-year-old youth development organization in a historic $8 million capital and endowment campaign to renovate and expand the facility. Previous 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. Gravell serves as president-elect to the board of directors for the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Additionally, she is a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Professional Association, for which she was named 2015 Northeast Professional of the Year. Other professional affiliations include Shri Service Corps, providing free yoga and wellness programs to underserved populations in Rhode Island, and the City of Pawtucket’s Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture. Gravell 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.