The 2018 Project Discovery Gala celebration will feature one-night-only performances by members of Trinity Rep’s acting company that can’t be seen anywhere else.

A live auction, led by acting company member Joe Wilson, Jr., will feature:

  • Golf with Richard Jenkins, Emmy winner, two-time Academy Award-nominated actor (The Shape of Water and The Visitor), and former Trinity Rep artistic director
  • Tour of Saturday Night Live and Wicked designer Eugene Lee’s studio
  • One-of-a-kind Kent Stetson messenger bag, created just for Trinity Rep
  • Private boat excursion around Narragansett Bay, with a stop for lunch in Bristol, on the Star, an award-winning 38′ boat
  • Helicopter tour of Rhode Island on the same Bell 429 helicopter used in the 2014 film of Annie
  • Walk-on role in Trinity Rep’s A Christmas Carol
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes experience for Trinity Rep’s production of Little Shop of Horrors
  • Baking class with master bakers from Ellie’s Bakery
  • VIP New York theater experiences, including tickets to Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway with Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase, and Merrily We Roll Along staged by Brown/Trinity alum company Fiasco Theater at Roundabout
  • and more!

All proceeds benefit Trinity Rep’s education programs.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm


Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington St.
Providence, RI 02903


Tickets start at $150. Sponsorships are also available. Buy online here or call (401) 453-9237 to purchase. Seating is limited. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.


6:30 PM: Cocktails and light dinner fare (catered by Blackstone Caterers)
7:30 PM: Live auction (with Joe Wilson, Jr.) and a special performance cabaret by Trinity Rep acting company members
9:00 PM: Dessert

Event chairs:

Rebecca Gibel & Charlie Thurston, Barbara & Larry Schoenfeld, and Ken Sigel & Sarah Kelly

Thank you to our sponsors to date:

GROUNDBREAKER: CVS Health; The Sand Foundation; Sigel Family Fund

CHAMPION: Residential Properties; Skanska USA; The TomKat Foundation

BELIEVERS: Adler Pollock & Sheehan; Anonymous; DBVW Architects; DiSanto Priest & Co.; Joe & Sally Dowling; Lou Giancola & Pam High; Gilbane Inc.; Laura H. Harris; Suzanne & Ira C. Magaziner; Sara McConnell; Heidi Keller Moon; Barbara & Larry Schoenfeld; Ken Sigel & Sarah Kelly; Alec Stais & Elissa Burke; Textron; Edie & Jerry Weinstein

Official Airline of Trinity Rep: Southwest Airlines