Go Behind the Scenes with Trinity Repertory Company Online

The theater company has transitioned its programming online and is bringing two new concepts to the web this winter and spring.
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Michelle Cruz.
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Michelle Cruz.

While the stage in Providence may be closed, Trinity Repertory Company is still buzzing with creativity. The company has transitioned its programming online and is bringing two new concepts to the web this winter and spring.

“The Writers Room,” a series in five parts, offers an exclusive look into what goes on behind the curtain. Artistic director Curt Columbus will be joined by actors, directors and playwrights in order to provide viewers with an entertaining and in-depth peek into the playwriting process. Debuting on February 9 at 7:30 p.m., “The Writers Room” will discuss Anna K., by Deborah Salem Smith, a play that puts a modern spin on Tolstoy’s classic novel Anna Karenina. Viewers are invited to ask questions during the discussion.

For its sixth year running, the America Too: Reckoning and Resilience initiative will be offered online. Created in partnership with the Providence Public Library, this engaging and thought-provoking program showcases community stories and combines them with art, music and theater as a way to spark conversation around pertinent themes of the past year. This year’s series will focus on Rhode Islanders experiences with systemic racism, the pandemic and the tense election season. Each episode will be anchored by series hosts and creators Michelle Cruz, Christina Bevilacqua and Joe Wilson Jr. Pre-register for the next episode on February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Access to all these virtual events is free, however pre-registration is required as space is limited. “The Writers Room” meets for one hour episodes on February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. A different play will be featured in each. To pre-register and to find more information, visit trinityrep.com/newplays. America Too will be held February 25, March 25, April 27 and May 27. Pre-register at trinityrep.com/americatoo2021.

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Joe Wilson Jr.

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