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The Top Ten Things I’ve Learned from Going Digital: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Zoom

Now that we’re careening toward the one-year anniversary of all us having to learn that our faces look best when a ring of light is aimed at them, I thought it might be a good time to take stock and figure out what exactly I’ve learned and which mistakes I’ve made when it comes to […]

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Transform the New Year: Metamorphosis Dance Company’s NYE Extravaganza

It’s possible you’re missing the New Year’s Eve party you would have had if this had been anything resembling a normal year, but it only stands to reason that some of most innovative partiers in the state are more than prepared to bring the December 31 festivities online. I spoke with some of the artists […]

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There’s No Other Way To Be King: The Psych Drama Company’s “The Lion in Winter”

“How dear of you to let me out of jail.” ~ Eleanor “It’s only for the holidays.” ~ Henry No matter how unconventional you think your holiday season is going to be this year, there’s no question that the royals of James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter have you beat. After keeping his wife, Eleanor […]

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Taking the Lead: Dynamic “Dancing Lessons” for the digital age

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche For its last two productions, the Players at The Barker Playhouse chose to go the audio route. The result were two highly entertaining listening experiences of The War of the Worlds and An Enemy of the […]

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Manifest A Better World: Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce…Pandemic!

Last year, Providence was lucky enough to experience Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music thanks to FirstWorks and the Brown Arts Initiative from Brown University, and now judy is making a virtual return with Pomegranate Arts production of Holiday Sauce…Pandemic! This new digital iteration is being live-streamed, and features music from Mac’s acclaimed […]

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Constellations Under the Stars: Wilbury’s latest play takes the new WaterFire stage

“Once you do a play like that, it’s basically in your bones, so it all just came back,” says Wilbury Theatre Group artistic director Josh Short of Nick Payne’s Constellations. Wilbury is teaming up with WaterFire Providence to remount and reimagine the play, originally produced in spring 2019, as a COVID-safe, drive-in experience. Constellations is […]

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Your Present Blessings: Trinity reimagines A Christmas Carol for a year like no other

When the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol was first published in 1843 by Chapman & Hall, its author was struck by the the world’s reevaluation of the famous holiday. Traditions and customs were evolving, and symbols we take for granted today were only beginning to cement themselves, like carols and Christmas trees. Forty-three years […]

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