TAPS Program Benefits from its Inclusivity
Brown University’s theater programming has long held a fine reputation in the state, and it is currently progressing in exciting ways! The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS) is the intellectual and artistic center at Brown for faculty and students interested in the aesthetic, historical, literary, practical and theoretical explorations of performance in global […]
Wrimos Take Note!
Ever thought about writing The Great American Novel? Well, what are you waiting for? November is National Novel Writing Month! Often shortened to NaNoWriMo, this is an annual, Internet-based creative project in which participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript during the month of November. NaNoWriMo’s focus is on the length of a work rather […]
An Interview with Trinity Rep’s Conversationalist-in-Residence, Christina Bevilacqua
I had the recent opportunity to speak with Trinity Rep’s conversationalist-in-residence, Christina Bevilacqua. Our conversation follows: Alison O’Donnell: What does a conversationalist-in-residence do, and what brought you to play that role at Trinity Rep? Christina Bevilacqua: I kind of made up the title! In the 11 years I spent producing humanities-based conversations at the Providence Athenaeum […]
CCRI Puts Students on the Right Path
CCRI’s theater program offers students the opportunity to explore the theatrical arts academically, professionally and in performance. “I had a very profound experience helping people discover themselves as actors or lovers of theater,” said Ted Clement, CCRI theater program coordinator. CCRI’s Associate in Fine Arts degree in theater offers two tracks: performance and technical. Both […]
Get Your Flippie-Floppies: Blackstone Valley River Tours Will Put You On a Boat
The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council held its Silver Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, August 20, to commemorate the first launch of their river boat, Explorer. The celebration took place at Festival Pier in Pawtucket, which now has a beautiful park and easily accessible boat ramp. Not so long ago, people wouldn’t have dreamed of putting a boat or […]
Unnecessary Farce Is Totally Absurd!
Two rookie cops. Three unpredictable pilferers. Eight doors. In one room, an alleged embezzling mayor is due to meet with his female accountant to discuss the budget. Meanwhile, in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. The sting goes awry when there’s some confusion as to who’s in which […]
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Theatre By The Sea continues celebrating its 85th anniversary with 50-year-old Webber/Rice classic, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a show that owner/producer Bill Hanney describes as a “rousing, rollicking rock opera.” Rock? Well, let’s just say you are treated to a variety of styles in this musical with little dialogue, save for the Narrator’s […]
Epic’s Constellations Is Stellar!
Director Joanne Fayan has returned to Epic Theatre Company “to helm the first of two summer shows that look at life and love from every angle of the imagination,” as written on the official Constellations Facebook page. Nick Payne’s Constellations takes us through the various stages of the way humans meet, hook up, break apart, […]
The Write Stuff — Local Playwrights Behind the Plays You Love
The local theater scene is BOOMING! But have you ever thought about who is behind the creative magic? Well, we’re pulling back the curtain to pay tribute to some of the local folks who create stories for the stage. I threw several questions at some local playwrights to learn a little about them and their creative process. Barbara […]
Join the Family at Little Falls Cafe
Surely everyone from RI has heard of historic Pawtuxet Village in Cranston, nestled in a Narragansett Bay cove famous for the burning of the Gaspee (look it up!). In the heart of the village is a quaint coffee house called Little Falls Café, where friends and family (or friends who are family and family who […]