J. Clark Nicholson
Mr. Nicholson is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Gamut Theatre Group. Before settling in the Harrisburg area, Clark performed with several theatre companies in the southeast U.S., including The Warehouse Theatre, The Rolling Rep Theatre, Southeastern Theatrical Productions and also the longest running production in North America, The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama.
Melissa Nicholson is the Executive Director of Gamut Theatre Group, a non-profit organization that resides at Gamut Classic Theatre, “Home of the Classic Story,” located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As an Arts Administrator she has served as Executive Director of Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre for over ten years and Managing Director of PHP’s partner company, Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival, for seven years before the two companies merged in 2001 to become The Gamut. She recently completed a two-year term as Secretary of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, the national organization of professional Shakespeare theatres.
Resident Theatre Manager
Director of Development
Public Relations Director
Brianna joined Gamut as a core company member in the fall of 2007. Over the years, her position has changed from Office Manager to Director of Operations to Managing Director, and now Public Relations Director. She is enjoying all of her new tasks, especially maintaining this beautiful website! Brianna also enjoys working on productions as either a Stage Manager or Costume/Specialty Designer. In addition to her work at Gamut, Brianna currently works as a freelance artist, offering her skills as a Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Marketing/Social Media Consultant.
Resident Scenic Designer
Tara is so excited to be a part of Gamut’s Core Company! Originally from Camp Hill, she earned her BA in Theatre from DeSales University, spent her 20s trying to “find herself,” then found herself in New York City, getting her MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama. Her most recent roles include Volumnia in “Coriolanus,” the Duke in “Measure for Measure,” (both with Gamut), Mama/Nun in the East Coast premiere of “The Texas Chainsaw Musical!” (Bootless Stageworks, Wilmington, DE), and Suzy in Theatre Harrisburg’s “Wait Until Dark.” Many thanks to Mom, Dad, and Matt for being tirelessly supportive!