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Amy Gravell to Step Down from the Gamm Theatre

Gravell has served as the Gamm’s managing director since 2019.

WARWICK, R.I.: The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre has announced that managing director Amy Gravell will step down in June. Gravell has served the Gamm for three seasons.

“Amy took on her role at the Gamm just before the onset of the pandemic. Her steady leadership helped the theatre survive an extremely time,” the Gamm’s board president, Daniel Marwil, said in a statement. “She will be missed, but we wish her all the best.”

Amy Gravell. (Photo by Sean McConaghy.)

Gravell joined the Gamm in November 2019 and spearheaded the theatre’s crisis management upon the COVID shutdown, as well as the Gamm’s reopening in September 2021. Gravell also expanded the Gamm’s educational programming through youth partnerships and camp opportunities. Additionally, Gravell launched the Gamm Fellowship Program for emerging artists of color in partnership with the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the Community College of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Gamm, Gravell served as the associate executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket. Gravell leaves the Gamm to serve as president of St. Mary Academy — Bay View, of which she is an alumna.

“Serving as the Gamm’s managing director has been an incredible honor,” Gravell said in a statement. “Over the last three-plus years, we have weathered some very difficult storms, and through it all, I am proud that we have also produced the finest and most resonant theatre.”

The Gamm’s board of directors will initiate a search for a new managing director, to be led by board vice president Miriam Weizenbaum.

Founded in 1984, the Gamm Theatre is proud to tell stories that entertain, provoke, and engage seriously with the most important issues of our time. The Gamm serves the public with educational programming to enrich the cultural and civic life of the community. As of 2021, the theatre had a budget of approximately $1.5 million.

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