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COMMUNITY EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

Let's get together-- Events at Trinity Rep


It’s Trinity Rep’s mission to reinvent the proverbial “public square”, and engage our community in a continuing dialogue. Throughout the year, we host and participate in a variety of community events that are free and open to the public. You can learn more about the theater or a particular show, playwright, or time in history. Connect with new people or old friends you’ve seen on stage for years. We look forward to seeing you.
 

"Some of the best public conversations about the things that push and pull at Rhode Island, and beyond, happen at Trinity." – The Providence Journal
 

Check out our free events!

Like Sheep to Water, or Fuente Ovejuna: Friday, May 19th at 12pm
GETTING META: TALKING ABOUT TALKING ABOUT FUENTE, PROLOGUES, TALKBACKS, AND LOBBY DISPLAYS | We’ll let you in on Fuente Ovejuna’s production secrets through an informal conversation with actor (and Prologue-giver) Danny Duque Estrada, Lobby Display Designer Emily Shapiro, and Conversationalist-in-Residence Christina Bevilacqua, hosted by Community Engagement Coordinator Rebecca Noon.

Past events have featured a conversation with and performance by one-man-band Phillip Roebuck (A Lie of the Mind), a falling wall demonstration (King Lear), costume design (Ivanov), and a peek under Ebenezer Scrooge's bed (A Christmas Carol).

To receive notification of upcoming Lunch and Learns, please email events@trinityrep.com.
This series lifts the fourth wall, providing an intimate, artistically-focused, "salon-esque" experience.

Enjoy a glass of wine while you sit back and watch readings of each playwright's work performed by actors from the resident company and the Brown/Trinity MFA program alongside discussion from and with out in-house artists and scholars.

This series is free and open to the public. A $10 donation is encouraged to help support the development of new work at Trinity Rep.

Upcoming dates are June 5 (all subject to change). For more information on the Great Writers Series, contact Kate Kataja at kkataja@trinityrep.com or (401) 521-1100 ext 172.

Great Writers for A Midsummer Night's Dream and Fuente Ovejuna will be on Mon, Jun. 5th at 7pm.
Hear the insights of the leaders of tomorrow.

The "Teens Talk Back" series provides an extra special conversation hosted by a panel of teenage theater-goers after the curtain goes down led by a Trinity Rep High School Ambassador. Join these lively discussions on the play, production, theater in general, and generational differences after the show to hear what some of the brightest young theatrical minds have to say. Free to any and all.

Upcoming "Teens Talk Back" dates for the 2016-17 season, each beginning immediately after the performance ends:
Like Sheep to Water, or Fuente Ovejuna: Friday, May 26th
 

Upcoming "Teens Talk Back" dates for the 2017-18 season, each beginning immediately after the performance ends:
Death of a Salesman: Friday, October 20, 2017
Skeleton Crew: Friday, November 17, 2017
Into the Breeches: Friday, February 2, 2018
Othello: Friday, February 23, 2018
Native Gardens: Friday, April 13, 2018
Ragtime: Friday, May 4, 2018
A free, bilingual adaptation of a Shakespeare play touring Providence every July!

Trinity Rep, in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts, is proud to have pioneered Shakespeare en el Verano this year with the inaugural production of Romeo and Juliet .

All performances were bilingual, free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. The production toured throughout Providence and performed at WaterFire, various libraries, Kennedy Plaza, Roger Williams Park, and the Southside Cultural Center.

For more information or questions, please contact Lauren Ustaszewski at lustaszewski@trinityrep.com or 401-521-1100 ext. 257.

 

Ovation & Conversation with Christina Bevilacqua

Following the final performance of each production, Conversationalist-in-Residence Christina Bevilacqua will host a wrap party backstage with the cast and audiences to toast the closing night of the show and lead a dynamic conversation about the production, what the play means to us today, and more.

All audiences who see the show throughout the run are invited to return for these unique post-performance events.

The next Ovation & Conversation event will take place Sunday, June 11th after the final performance of Like Sheep to Water, or Fuente Ovejuna.

The Ghostlight Project

On Thursday, Jan. 19, at 5:30 pm, Trinity Rep participated in launching The Ghostlight Project, a nationwide, collective, simultaneous action.

On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, in each time zone across the country at 5:30 pm, theaters from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools hosted a gathering outside their doors to create a "light for challenging times ahead." This ceremonial lighting outside Trinity Rep symbolizes the theater as a safe, brave space for all people.

Click here to learn more about The Ghostlight Project
 

Introducing...Prologues at Trinity Rep

This season, Trinity Rep is giving patrons the inside scoop before the curtain goes up. Join us for the inaugural season of our brand new pre-show series, Prologues.

An hour before each performance, an actor from the show will lead the audience in a 30 minute pre-show discussion--an enlightening chat during which you will hear the actor’s perspective on the rehearsal process, a history of the production and the playwright, interesting things to look for during the performance, and the reasons why we are passionate about programming this show right here and now. Each Prologue ends with a short participatory Q&A session.

Spoilers and plot points are not included, so don't worry about us giving anything away. We hope that by adding this pre-show supplement to your experience at Trinity Rep, you'll feel relaxed and ready for the show to start, armed with knowledge...and one of our signature cocktails, of course!

Talkbacks will now be held only after the first Sunday and first Wednesday matinees of each production after opening (excluding A Christmas Carol). Talkbacks will be on the following dates immediately after the matinee:

Faithful Cheaters- May 10th
Like Sheep to Water, or Fuente Ovejuna- May 21st and May 28th


Season Kick-Off Party

Trinity Rep's second annual statewide performing arts season kick-off party took place on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Click here to check out the line-up from this great event.

 
The Sensory-Friendly Production of A Christmas Carol

For the past four years, Trinity Rep has presented a sensory-friendly performance of New England's holiday favorite. Designed to meet the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum, and/or individuals with sensory processing disorders or other cognitive disabilities, this performance will feature modified sound, lighting and other adjustments. This year, our sensory-friendly production took place on November 12.


Offsite Events

From time to time, Trinity Rep partners with community organizations to host offsite events.
2017 Pell Awards Gala