On the Cover: July 2021

Original cover by Ry Smith

Typically, we plan our covers nearly two months in advance while remaining nimble enough to change our cover art at a moment’s notice should breaking news warrant it. For the first time in Motif’s history, we changed our cover art three times in one week – from the gorgeous work (pictured above) by Ry Smith, to another cover (pictured below) photographed by Small Frye as shocking news rocked the theater community, to still another as a horrifying tale of police brutality in Providence took center stage.