Trinity Repertory Company
Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring one of the last long-standing resident acting companies in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works for an estimated annual audience of 120,000. Over the past 52 years, the theater has produced a number of celebrated world premieres, mounted national and international tours, trained hundreds of new actors and directors through its MFA programs (now in association with Brown University) and has consistently been a pioneer in arts education for people of all ages and abilities. Project Discovery, which brings students in grades K-12 to the theater and sends artists into the classroom, has introduced more than 1.3 million students to the theater since it was instituted in 1966. A variety of enrichment activities, ranging from post-show talkbacks after every performance to panel discussions and casual lunchtime chats with artistic staff, provide adults with learning opportunities as well. Since 1973, Trinity Rep's home has been the Lederer Theater Center, a historic landmark in downtown Providence, RI, that was built as the Majestic Theatre in 1917. With an annual budget of $8 million, the theater employs over 100 staff and generates nearly $12 million in economic activity each year. In 1981 Trinity Rep won the Regional Theatre Tony Award, and in 2013 it was named the State Theater of Rhode Island.
Trinity Repertory Theatre will present student matinees of A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Artistic Director Curt Columbus, as part of their Project Discover program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, post-show discussions, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 24 schools located in Southeastern New England.