Summer Recap & Fall Forecast

Another school year is on the horizon for us, a little less than two weeks away!  Summer moved fast but the students kept pace, attending and participating in a fury of arts performances.

Roger Williams Middle School Students Performing “One More Day” from production of Les Miserables at Trinity Rep. Photo By Justine Carufel

Roger Williams Middle School students attended Trinity Repertory Company’s Young Actors Summer Institute.  For 4 1/2 weeks, students choose from a variety of electives, including playwriting, musical theater, improvisation, Shakespeare, stage combat and more. Taught by Trinity Rep’s acting company, education staff, Brown/Trinity Rep MFA students and alums, and local working artists, YASI culminated in two public performances on the Trinity Rep stage.


Turnaround Arts: Providence artist mentor and performer Valerie June shares the stage with Providence Middle School Students at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival.

Gilbert Stuart, Delsesto and Roger Williams Middle School students took a trip to Newport for the annual “Newport Folks Festival” held this past July.  Armed with ukuleles purchased by Turnaround Arts, the students joined artist mentor Valerie June on-stage for a performance they will not forget anytime soon.


“Beat The Odds” via University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

DelSesto Middle School will implement “Beat The Odds” this Fall to transform lives through creative expression by integrating the innate benefits of the arts with mental health practices for self-discovery, connection, and empowerment.



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