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


Karen Hauser


Jon Brenner


Amanda Gutgsell

An Italia Conti Alumnus and Equity actor from England. A licensed and bonded General Contractor and Building Inspector as registered in Washington. Has performed in Kitsap County since 2004 with Bremerton Community Theatre, Bainbridge Performing Arts and others. A Trustee of BCT since 2009 and has been with LKP since its inception in 2016.

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.

A paralegal by day but also a Bainbridge Island composer/musician. He has been performing with Bainbridge Performing Arts for many years and has been an active member of LKP since 2017.

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.

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.

Artistic Director—

at large

Erik Lawrence