Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater, Trinity Rep, is a nonprofit LORT theater with an annual operating budget of $10 million located in downtown Providence. Since 1963, Trinity Rep has created unparalleled professional theater for and with its community.
The theater’s mission is to reinvent the public square with dramatic art that stimulates, educates and engages our diverse community in a continuing dialogue. We do this through nationally recognized stage productions, a professional resident acting company, graduate training programs offered in partnership with Brown University, lifelong learning opportunities, and arts education programs that reach students in grades K-12.
With a growing subscriber base, Trinity Rep produces a seven-show season of contemporary and classic work for 100,000 patrons each year at the historic Lederer Theater Center, which houses the 500-seat Chace Theater and the 250-seat Dowling Theater. Trinity Rep’s robust education programs provide access to outstanding arts learning experiences for 20,000 students annually.
COMPANY. We provide eclectic, bold and original theater through our resident acting company. Since 1964, we have proven that a resident acting company is the best vehicle to achieve the best theater, while at the same time contributing to the vibrancy of the community. Our vision for the resident company includes a group of actors of diverse backgrounds and ages, with a range of talents and abilities, including writing and directing. A resident acting company provides playwrights and directors a unique opportunity to develop new work specifically suited to the strengths of actors, and to re-imagine classic work in innovative and ground-breaking ways. We will premiere at least one production each year developed specifically for our company, and continue to revitalize and define our company in the years to come.
COMMUNITY. We are a public square. We are a cultural resource, where the ideas and issues of our time and of our culture are pondered, discussed and debated, sparked by the work on our stages. We provide rich, engaging opportunities in our classrooms, theaters, lobbies, and online. We are committed to our location in downtown Providence, and renovating and conserving our building is fundamental to who we are and why we exist. Our vision for our physical plant includes more space for public gatherings and educational programs, as well as better technical support.
EDUCATION. We offer in-depth educational opportunities. We contribute to the well-being of this region in innumerable and profound ways, most especially through our educational programs. The work on our stages is a point of genesis, not the end point, for our numerous education programs: Project Discovery, a student matinee program founded in 1966, has allowed over 1.4 million students to experience live theater; the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA programs in acting and directing are among the top graduate studies programs in the country, developing the next generation of theater artists; and our myriad life-long learning educational courses serve not only thousands of children each year, but adults and seniors of all ages.
Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater, Trinity Rep, is a nonprofit LORT theater with an annual operating budget of $10 million located in downtown Providence. Since 1963, Trinity Rep has created unparalleled…