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One decade later, a dramatic return to 'Laramie'

In 1998, playwright Moises Kaufman traveled to Laramie, Wyo. — where gay 21-year-old Matthew Shepard had died after being brutally attacked because of his sexuality — to talk to the town's residents in the wake of the crime. The interviews he collected became the backbone of "The Laramie ...


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Deep listening, walking with a master

As part of this year's Pixilerations, the FirstWorks Festival's new media showcase, accordionist and composer Pauline Oliveros visited Providence to give a concert last Friday and lead classes on her work and her unique artistic process.Oliveros is "an American master," said Kathleen Pletcher, executive ...


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Founder discusses theater company's future

For theater companies during an economic recession, the drama isn't just in the plays, as Donald King '93, artistic director of Providence Black Repertory Company made clear at a public forum in Rites and Reason Theatre on Friday. Before the talk, King was honored with the 2009 John Hope Alumni Award ...


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Dramatic possibilities of 'Repeat after me'

A detached voice repeats phrases in English and Hungarian. Actors have fits of emotion and take off their clothes; it's not quite clear why. This is the fictional universe of Maria Irene Fornes' "The Danube" as directed by Jessica Goldschmidt '10, presented this weekend at Production Workshop.


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BTV mini-series to debut this weekend

"The Circle," a new mini-series created for Brown Television, is set to premiere Saturday at the Cable Car Cinema and Cafe. The show's first three episodes, which were directed by Daniel Byers '08, feature Brown students and alums, as well as Rhode Island School of Design students and professional actors. ...


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Confronting social isolation through art

In the photograph, Lindsey Ponte stares into the camera lens wide-eyed, her brown orbs radiating surprise. She covers her mouth with a paint-smudged hand. In the next frame, the photo's duplicate still draws the viewer in, but it is now criss-crossed with color — purple, green, blue, black and ...


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At Steel Yard, cooking up sculptures at 6,000 degrees

A screaming came across the sky. It was the circular saw's squeal, settling into a ragged, mechanical snarl as it sliced through a steel rod, sending off a jet of orange sparks. There was the clank of metal hitting metal, the thud of a rusty gear dropped to the ground, the rattle of chicken wire and ...


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At Trinity Rep, a chilling 'Cabaret'

In Trinity Repertory Company's current production of "Cabaret," the gilded proscenium leans menacingly forward, jarring and topsy-turvy. It's a fitting choice: This classic musical, by John Kander and Fred Ebb, is set in the fragile fantasy world of Weimar Germany and overshadowed by the specter of ...


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Hassenfeld humanizes the hysterical

At the heart of the David Winton Bell Gallery exhibit "Kirsten Hassenfeld: Recent Sculpture" is a massive installation called "Dans la Lune." Artist Hassenfeld has said she associates the work with the French title's idiomatic meaning — it connotes "head in the clouds" or "daydreaming" — ...






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