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.
Providence, RI – All of us have encountered that painful moment in life when we realize, perhaps for the first time, that something precious to us - really precious to us - is drifting away. Gayle Goldin reflects on that challenging moment in her life, and on the path she has traveled since then. Goldin is a consultant in the nonprofit sector and the board president of Adoption Rhode Island. She lives with her husband and two young sons in Providence.
Providence, RI – Sadly, many of us have experienced profound trauma in our lives - trauma that, over time, has a great deal to do with the people we become, the struggles we face, our triumphs in life, and our passions. Kim Baker tells us about trauma in her life that, until very recently, was a deep, dark secret. Today, she is empowered by her past. Baker has been teaching writing in academe and business for 16 years.
Providence, RI – Many of us spend years in search of community, yearning for deep connection with other people. We search for connection in our families, in our neighborhoods, and in our own backyards. This week's essayist, Ruth Marris-Macaulay, reflects on a time in her life when she found that connection far from home.
Providence, RI – An encore presentation (2006) featuring James Joyce's "The Dead" (excerpt), Lady Gregory's "The Workhouse Ward," and Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince." Janice Duclos, Stephen Thorne and Rachael Warren join artistic director Curt Columbus and host Bob Seay.
Providence, RI – An all-new show featuring Grace Paley's "The Loudest Voice," Italo Calvino's "Santa's Children" and Loudon Wainwright's "The Annual Crisis of Love." Joining artistic director Curt Columbus are resident company actors Angela Brazil, William Damkoehler, Janice Duclos and Joe Wilson, Jr.