Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre creates live theater, engaging the audience intensely in current and recurrent issues of consequence. The Gamm further serves the public with educational outreach programming designed to support the theatrical experience, and help sustain and enhance the intellectual and cultural life of its community. Hailed as "a vital player on the New England Stage" by The Boston Globe, the company has developed a reputation for socially- and politically-engaged productions of both classic plays and new works. In their 28th season in 2013, they produced their third U.S. premiere: Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton. The Gamm's educational program, Pawtucket Literacy and Arts for Youth (PLAY), is inspired by studies proving that arts-based learning is an effective way to create conditions that allow students to be academically and personally successful. Using a literacy-through-performance method, PLAY has been supporting the efforts of teachers and more than 19,000 K-12 students in the city's public schools since 2006.
For Shakespeare in American Communities, Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre will present student matinees of Macbeth (March to April 2014) directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr. The company will provide related educational activities, including residencies and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 10 schools from Pawtucket.