Trinity Rep’s mission is to reinvent the public square with dramatic art that stimulates, educates and engages our diverse community in a continuing dialogue. We do this through nationally recognized stage productions, a professional resident acting company, graduate training programs offered in partnership with Brown University, lifelong learning opportunities, and arts education programs that reach students in grades K-12.
We provide eclectic, bold and original theater through our resident acting company. Since 1964, we have proven that a resident acting company is the best vehicle to achieve the best theater, while at the same time contributing to the vibrancy of the community. Our vision for the resident company includes twelve to fifteen actors of diverse backgrounds and ages, with a range of talents and abilities, including writing and directing. A resident acting company provides playwrights and directors a unique opportunity to develop new work specifically suited to the strengths of actors, and to re-imagine classic work in innovative and ground-breaking ways. We will premiere at least one production each year developed specifically for our company, and continue to revitalize and define our company in the years to come.
We are a public square. We are a cultural resource, where the ideas and issues of our time and of our culture are pondered, discussed and debated, sparked by the work on our stages. We provide rich, engaging opportunities in our classrooms, theaters, lobbies, and online. We are committed to our location in downtown Providence, and renovating and conserving our building is fundamental to who we are and why we exist. Our vision for our physical plant includes more space for public gatherings and educational programs, as well as better technical support.
We offer in-depth educational opportunities. We contribute to the well-being of this region in innumerable and profound ways, most especially through our educational programs. The work on our stages is a point of genesis, not the end point, for our numerous education programs: Project Discovery, a student matinee program founded in 1966, has allowed over 1.4 million students to experience live theater; the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA programs in acting and directing are among the top graduate studies programs in the country, developing the next generation of theater artists; and our myriad life-long learning educational courses serve not only thousands of children each year, but adults and seniors of all ages.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Pledge
At Trinity Repertory Company, we commit to struggle together for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Acknowledging the inequitable structures established by the dominant culture, and Trinity Rep’s participation in these unjust systems, we make the following pledges:
We pledge to welcome all people into Trinity Repertory Company, regardless of their race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
We pledge to become inclusive at every level of our organization.
We pledge to create and sustain equitable hiring practices, responsive work environments, and mindful institutional planning.
We pledge to be a brave space that explores truth, pursues hope, and fosters mutual understanding.
We pledge to tell stories that reflect our community.