The Lesser-Known Players aim to provide our community with exposure to new, rare, unusual, and/or out-of-mainstream theatrical works. Through these lesser-known works we seek to foster community engagement, dialogue, and understanding of history, politics, and the different ways of living, thinking, believing and behaving in society, and to provide more opportunities for inclusion in the performing arts to the traditionally underrepresented.

The five members of our Board are:



Gary Fetterplace

From Kent, England originally. Has been involved in Theatre in Kitsap county since 2004. Gary's first professional gig was at The London Palladium and afterwards on the BBC, London Weekend Television and Yorkshire Television. Here in Kitsap County he has been involved in over 75 productions with Bremerton Community Theatre (where he has been a Trustee since 2009). and with Bainbridge Performing Arts since 2014 where he has appeared every year with their Bard at Bloedel Shakespeare plays and can often  be found building sets for their main stage shows. With WWCA in Port Orchard since 2010 and was nominated in 2020 as best Director and Best Play (The Crucible) of the season by South Sound Stage Excellence.



Erik Lawrence

Technical Manager – Erik was recently with the United States Navy as a Nuclear Mechanic and moved to Kitsap with the Navy. Erik has pursued his theatrical ambitions over the last few years as a singer/actor/musician and lighting technician with Western Washington Center for the Arts, Bremerton Community Theatre, LKP, InD Theatre and Bainbridge Performing Arts on Bainbridge Island.






Amanda Gutgsell

A Navy purchasing agent and past nuclear pipe fitter. Has been performing with WWCA in Port Orchard for many years and has been active with LKP since 2018.


at large

Karen Hauser

A retired employee of the IRS where she specialized in exempt organizations, labor relations and staff analysis. Karen has performed in Kitsap County since 2012 and has worked at Bainbridge Performing Arts with Island Theatre and has been active with LKP since 2018.

Artistic Director—

Kristi Ann Jacobson

Has a Masters in Theatre from WWU with a focus on acting and Directing and also studied at The Royal Academy of Art and Theatricum Botanicum in the UK. A founding Member of LKP.