The Green Light Ghost Light Project (GLGLP) is dedicated to highlighting the voices of our local Veteran community. It is a combination of the “Greenlight a Vet” initiative, in which communities light a green light to show support for veterans, and the Ghost Light Project, in which theaters leave a light on to signal that the theater is a safe space for all. 

Memorial Day Reflection Walk – May 2021

The GLGLP was launched in May 2021 with a Memorial Day Reflection Walk which featured stories and reflections of the families of the “Rhode Island Nine”, the nine Rhode Island Marines who lost their lives during the Marine Barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983. The walk began at Trinity Rep, continued with stories along Westminster St, ending at the new Beirut Memorial on Dyer St.

Veteran Voices – November 2021

The next GLGLP event was Veterans Voices, which occurred on November 6, 2021 in the Dowling Theater. Veteran Voices combined Trinity Rep’s longstanding theatrical traditions with the emotions and experiences of local veterans. Veterans read original and existing writings and performed music. By sharing work created by or that resonates with them, local veterans were able to connect with and educate the community.  This event was produced with the assistance of the Providence Clemente Veterans’ Initiative (PCVI), a humanities course specifically for Veterans directed by Dr. Mark Santow. Many of the participants were current or graduated PCVI students.