Art, Culture + Tourism received an Artworks Grant from the NEA to support a new phase of creative collaboration between Rhode Island’s flagship repertory theater, the state’s leading Latino arts organization, and a Providence neighborhood hub devoted to traditions of industrial craftsmanship. Shakespeare en el Verano 2017, by Trinity Rep, Rhode Island Latino Arts, and The Steel Yard , is rooted in a consensus-based community engagement process. In addition to shared desires to cross-pollinate audiences, each organization came to the table with its own goals, and AC+T helped them find ways to plan together to achieve while producing free performances of a newly Caribbean-inflected bilingual adaptation of “Romeo & Juliet” to neighborhood residents in the city’s most diverse neighborhoods, downtown, and in Pawtucket and Central Falls:
Performance Schedule. Admission is free and no reservation is required.
Friday, July 7th at Jenks Park, Central Falls at 7 pm
Saturday, July 8th at WaterFire Providence at 6:30 pm
Friday, July 14th at South Providence Library at 7 pm
Sunday, July 16th at the Steel Yard at 7 pm
Thursday, July 20th at Temple to Music, Roger Williams Park at 7 pm
Saturday, July 22nd at WaterFire Providence at 6 pm
Sunday, July 23rd at the Southside Cultural Center at 7 pm
Thursday, July 27th at the Armory Farmer’s Market at 7 pm
Monday, July 31st at Mixed Magic Theater at 7 pm
The cast features local actors from the community, Brown/Trinity Rep MFA students and Trinity Rep teaching staff and artists. The company includes Anna Basile, Anita Castillo-Halvorssen, Leandro Castro, Jack Dwyer, Jerediah González, Krystal Hernández, Orlando Hernández, Billy Hutto, Mari Martell, Olivia Miller, Ricardo Nogueras, Arturo Puentes, Dave Rabinow, Maria Rosado, Allison Russo, Marina Tejada, Sophia Washburn.
The design team includes Peter Sasha Hurowitz (sound), Steve McLellan (lights), Emily Shapiro (sets and costumes) and Jerediah González (music).
Shakespeare en el Verano is supported by AC+T through the NEA, the Rhode Island Foundation, and the Doris Duke Charitable Trust. For more on the project, see Trinity Rep’s website, Providence Monthly, and The Huffington Post