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

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 most shows 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.

Death Of A Salesman and Skeleton Crew, in partnership with RI Jobs with Justice. At the Amalgamated Transit Union Hall, October 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm. RSVP to Braxton Crewell at

Into The Breeches!, in partnership with Lincoln School and Sophia Academy. At Sophia Academy, Join us for a conversation with women of different ages sharing their experiences of leadership, learning, encountering boundaries and testing them, and considering how Shakespeare’s mysterious, liberating, exploratory perspective can help us ask new questions, and gain new understanding, of ourselves and one another.
Christina Bevilacqua, Trinity Rep Conversationalist-in-Residence, and Moderator
Dr. Cynthia Spence, Social Justice Fellows Program Director, UNCF/Mellon Programs Director and Associate Professor of Sociology Spelman College
Jennifer Holl, Asst Professor of English RIC
Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Council Rep, Ward 3
Taiwo Demola, Sophia Academy Alum
Ashley Ogoffa, Sophia Academy Student
Sasha Landau, Lincoln School Student
Faye Thompson, Lincoln School Student
February 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm. RSVP to Braxton Crewell at

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

Just Like Us Reading (Based on the real story of DREAMers and the human cost of ending DACA, co-hosted by Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA)

Every 28 Hours and Our Response

2017-18 Season Kick Off Party