"Pawtucket's Gamm Theatre, one of the
TRUE GEMS OF NEW ENGLAND" Boston Globe Magazine
1984, October: Seven graduates of Trinity Rep Conservatory*, calling themselves Alias Stage, begin performing as an artist collective out of the abandoned Riverside Mills in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood.
*Dan Devine, Lucinda Dohanian, George Marcincavage, Pam Powers, Steve Sookikian, Kate Stone and Dan Welch
1989, January: Less than a month after their original space is destroyed by fire, the artists resume performances in nearby Atlantic Mills.
1994, September: Backed by a newly formed board of directors, Alias Stage relocates to a garage space in Providence's Jewelry District where the company enjoys a growing reputation for quality acting, challenging plays and vivid Shakespeare productions.
1996-2000: Under Artistic Director Kate Lohman and Producing Director Nigel Gore, audiences triple and the theater offers its first Actors' Equity Association contracts to company members.
1998, July: Alias Stage is renamed The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre ("The Gamm") following a gift from the Feinstein Family Trust in honor of the late actress and arts supporter.
2002, October: Outgrowing its 75-seat house and in need of financial reorganization, The Gamm announces a hiatus following the first production of its 2002-2003 Season, Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
2002, November: The board of directors hires Tony Estrella as Artistic Director, followed by Yvonne Seggerman as Managing Director.
2003, November: The Gamm re-opens as a 135-seat theater in a refurbished annex of the abandoned historic Pawtucket National Guard Armory, with a holiday staging of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales.
2005, September: The Gamm opens Season 21 as a new member of New England Area Theatre (NEAT), a bargaining unit of the Actors Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors in the United States.
2008, May: Boston Theater Critics Association honors The Gamm and playwright Paul Grellong with an Elliot Norton Award for "outstanding new script" (Radio Free Emerson, May 2007).
2009, May: The Gamm wins Elliot Norton Award for "outstanding production by a small company" (Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing!, January 2008).
2010, May: Celebrating its 25th anniversary season, The Gamm receives Elliot Norton Awards special citation for having "firmly established itself as a theatrical jewel in our region."
2012, November: David M. Wax assumes administrative leadership as managing director.
2013, June: Artistic Director Tony Estrella receives prestigious 2013 Pell Award for "Excellence in the Arts."
2014, November: Oliver Dow hired as managing director.
2017, October: Board of Directors announces that the theater will be relocating to Warwick, RI.
2018, September: The theater relocates to 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI in time for its 2018-2019 Season.