AMERICA TOO: 2018

OCTOBER 22, 2018 7:00 pm

Trinity Rep’s annual America Too event will feature powerful, honest, and revealing short plays about Providence’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, in partnership with D.A.R.E. (Direct Action for Rights and Equality)’s Tenants and Homeowners Association (THA).

Written by local playwrights in collaboration with THA members, the collection of 5-minute plays will be inspired by conversation around prompts like: How has your neighborhood changed in the last 10 years? What is important to you about your neighborhood? What forces are at work in your neighborhood? How do they push you out? How do they draw you in?  What do you want other people to know about your neighborhood?

Following the performance will be a community conversation on what we can do to create a city that works for everyone, and stops pushing out people who can no longer afford to live here.

The event features short plays by:

April Brown, Julia Izumi, Vatic Kuumba, Eli Nixon, David Rabinow, and Gina Rodriguez

Created in collaboration with storytellers from DARE’s Tenants and Homeowners Association

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A COMMUNITY PERFORMER:

We need you to share these plays! All experience levels, ages, abilities, and identities are encouraged to join. Arrive at 5:00 pm on Monday, October 22 at Trinity Rep (201 Washington St in Providence) to be assigned a play, a role,  and a team. Be prepared to rehearse and then perform on Trinity Rep’s stage at 7:00 pm that day. Email Rebecca Noon at rnoon@trinityrep.com to learn more or sign up.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A COMMUNITY DIRECTOR:

We also need you to share these plays! Some directing experience suggested. Arrive at 4:00 pm on Monday, October 22 at Trinity Rep (201 Washington St in Providence) to be assigned a play, a team and prep your idea before your actors arrive at 5:00 pm. Be prepared to rehearse until 6:45 pm, and then watch the show on Trinity Rep’s mainstage at 7:00 pm. Email Rebecca Noon at rnoon@trinityrep.com to learn more or sign up.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE EVENT:

Please reserve tickets via this link or by calling our box office at (401) 351-4242. As a performer or director, you will automatically be given a seat in the audience.

In the past three years, Trinity Rep’s America Too event has spurred conversation about DACA’s repeal, illuminated our community’s relationship to policing and racism, and performed the plays that emerged from the Every 28 Hours movement in Ferguson, Missouri.