Providence, RI – This month on Rhode Island Artscape - how local theaters are exploring black history this February. Trinty Rep is staging the black theater classic "Raisin in the Sun" and helping local teachers develop strategies for their classrooms.
Also, a conversation with Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, the artistic director of Mixed Magic Theater in Pawtucket, and the author of a new play that reflects on the civil rights movement.
Providence, RI – Many of us obsess about what we'll name our children, our beloved pets, or perhaps a boat that's moored in Narragansett Bay. Anne Grant explores the profound meaning of the names in our lives, especially when we have a choice about them. The Reverend Anne Grant of Providence is a retired United Methodist minister whose denomination, she notes, restricts her from performing weddings for same-sex couples.
Providence, RI – Throughout our lives, many of us have encountered rude awakenings - those sudden, sometimes tragic, events that throw us for a loop, take the wind out of our sails, and turn our worlds upside down. Fritz Lanz found himself in the middle of one of these life crises; he reflects on the lessons he learned about how to cope with unexpected trauma. Lanz teaches math at Riverside Middle School in East Providence, RI.