June 1, 7PM: An Evening With Tony Estrella at Friends Annual Meeting

2015 May 18
by admin

Tony EstrellaWe hope you will join us on Monday, June 1st at 7pm at the Rochambeau Community Library for an Evening with Tony Estrella, Artistic Director at the Gamm Theatre. Tony has graciously accepted to be the featured speaker at our Annual Meeting.

Tony has been an actor and director with The Gamm/Alias Stage since 1996 and Artistic Director since 2002. He has appeared in more than 30 productions including the title roles in Macbeth and Hamlet, Caryl Churchill’s A Number, the U.S. premiere of Howard Brenton’s Anne Boleyn, Tom Stoppard’s The Real ThingGlengarry Glen Ross, Rock ’n’ Roll, Much Ado About NothingAwake and Sing!The Pillowman, the world premiere of Paul Grellong’s Radio Free Emerson, La Bête, and Crime and Punishment. He adapted and directed new versions of Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos and Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, and has directed many productions for the company since 1997, including RedAfter the RevolutionFesten, Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis, the North American premiere of Howard Brenton’s Paul. This past season he adapted and directed Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and played Martin in the premiere of his own adaptation of Booker-Prize winner Barry Unsworth’s Morality Play.

Tony‘s other theater work includes productions at Trinity Repertory Company and Boston Playwrights Theater. He has appeared on film in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed and John Wells’ The Company Men and on TV in episodes of Showtime’s Brotherhood and NBC’s Law and Order. He will also appear in Kenneth Lonergan’s next film, Manchester by the Sea.  He teaches at the University of Rhode Island, where he has been on the theater faculty since 1997.

Tony was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Rhode Island in 2011. He was also awarded the Pawtucket Foundation’s Person of the Year, and the 2013 Pell Award for “Excellence in the Arts.”

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