Season Kick-Off Party

Sunday, September 10, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Celebrate the start of the 2017-18 arts season with Trinity Rep with family-friendly festivities outside the theater including crafting and shopping, a costume and prop sale and performances sprinkled throughout the day and evening. And have we mentioned the food trucks and giant board games? Learn more.

America Too

Monday, October 16 – 7:00 pm
Building off the dialogues that began with Every 28 Hours and the Ghostlight Project, we are embarking on a new community art-making event. We are inviting area colleges, universities, and community centers to partner with a constituency (either inside or outside their organization) with whom they’d like to connect better. The groups will participate in two 3-hour workshops, during which they will conduct interviews and ultimately create short performance pieces that will be performed publicly in Trinity Rep’s Dowling Theater on October 16, followed by a round table discussion. For more information contact Rebecca Noon at

Prologues — Included Free with Your Ticket

One hour prior to every subscription series performance, a member of the cast leads a 30-minute discussion with a peek into the play-making process and other details to enhance your playgoing experience. Each Prologue concludes with a Q&A with the audience.

First Chat

On the evening of the first rehearsal, when actors and director come to together for the first time, we’ve added a special new public event. We’ll share what we learned at that first rehearsal, hear from artists and community members involved in the production about what they’re most looking forward to, and of course, take questions from the audience. Depending on what’s happening inside the theater, we’ll maybe even peek in and see what the set looks like so far.

First chats begin at 7:00 pm in the Trinity Rep lobby. They are free and open to the public.

Death of a Salesman & Skeleton Crew
August 29, 2017

Labor Insecurity: Then and Now

Into the Breeches!
December 27, 2017

Women Embracing Leadership

January 16, 2018

The Claustrophobia of War and Otherness

Native Gardens
March 6, 2018

Neighbors, Native Plants, and Suburban Ecology

March 27, 2018

Immigration and Families

Context & Conversations

We program our plays in response to the world around us. The artists and administrators who bring each play to life spend a lot of time talking about what’s happening in our community and how it resonates with the themes in the production. We hope every piece we put on our stage is relevant to your everyday life, and allows you to see your world in a new way.

In order to bring you into that dialogue, we will offer a conversation in the middle of the run of every show in a location that relates to the themes of the play, outside of Trinity Rep. Conversationalist-in-Residence Christina Bevilacqua will lead a panel discussion about each show. Discussions will begin at 7:00 pm and are free and open to the public. More details to come.

Death of a Salesman & Skeleton Crew – Week of October 24 in partnership with RI Jobs with Justice
Into the Breeches! – Week of February 5 in partnership with Lincoln School and Sophia Academy
Othello – Week of March 5, partner TBA
Native Gardens – Week of April 16 in partnership with the RI Wild Plant Society
Ragtime – Week of May 14, partner TBA

Closing Night

The final performance has a special energy. It’s the last time the production will ever be seen, and the artists and audiences can start reflecting on the totality of the experience. Following the final performance of every show, we invite audiences who’ve come to the production at any point in the run to join the cast in a 20-minute post-show conversation and a toast to the show. What better way to celebrate a successful run and look forward to what’s next?

Because Closing Night occurs after the production, the times are dependent on each show’s running time. Please check the running time once the show has opened or call the box office for confirmation.

Death of a Salesman & Skeleton Crew – November 26, 2017
Into the Breeches! – February 25, 2018
Othello – March 18, 2018
Native Gardens – May 6, 2018
Ragtime – May 27, 2018

Past Events

Every 28 Hours and Our Response