Anna Lien

Artistic Director

Anna Lien has been the engine behind 17 shows and counting since graduating from the College of William and Mary in 2009. Frustrated with the lack of theater opportunities for new and career-building theater artists, she started GTP in 2011. Trained as a teacher (Mary Baldwin College), she manages, builds, designs, and directs for experienced and novice thespians alike, averaging six productions a year for the last four years. She also teaches basic fighting techniques, cleans up spills, makes terrible puns, decent fake blood & good pizza. She is immersed in both classic and contemporary theater, and comes from a background in summer stock, Shakespeare, & Oscar Wilde.

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gabriel komisar

Lead Production Manager

Gabriel Komisar has been with Gorilla Theater since its inception as an actor, director, playwright, stage manager, and light/sound designer. He is a recent graduate of George Mason University’s School of Theater.


Kendall aiguier stewart

Public Relations

Kendall Aiguier Stewart crawled out of the gutter and into Gorilla Theater within three weeks of moving to Charlottesville and she hasn't left since. A proud Boston Native, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emerson College and cut her teeth in the Boston Fringe scene.


JAck rakes

Booking, Tech Director

Jack Rakes is an actor, an improvisor, and a blacksmith. Yes, really a blacksmith--any sword you've seen on stage is one he made. In his spare time  he plays video games, draws, and fixes things. Email him if you want to rent the space!

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matt lawless

Director of Fundraising

Matt acted and supported events with GTP and Live Arts before joining the GTP board in 2019. His full-time work is as town administrator of Scottsville, and he believes in the power of theater to build community. BA William & Mary, MPA American.


emily lien

Props Manager, Artistic Associate

Emily Lien has been with Gorilla since its formation. She enjoys long walks in the woods, dancing at Goth Night, and making the best props around. Bloody ones are her specialty.

andy davis

Artistic Associate

A regular on the GTP stage, Andy Davis is also the Artistic Director of our sister company, Bent Improv.