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Arts & Culture

Founder discusses theater company’s future

October 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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.

Deep listening, walking with a master

October 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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.

Beckett brought to life in virtual reality art piece

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

At times, in the multimedia installation “To Begin,” there is just darkness. But sometimes the ever-present voice reading Samuel Beckett becomes a thunderous roar, and typeset words jump from the walls, swiveling through the air. Sometimes they burn.

Students, artists connect behind the texts

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Jen Bervin’s soft but steady voice fit perfectly in the intimate setting of the McCormack Family Theater in a reading Thursday that featured her and fellow poet Joshua Beckman. Bervin read from her work “The Desert,” which combines visual art and poetry through a technique she calls erasure.

Festival brings a little Havana to Providence

September 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The 17th Annual Providence Latin-American Film Festival begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday. The festival includes a showcase of 67 Latin-American films, four panels to discuss issues addressed in some of the films and a Cuban film poster exhibit at the Watson Institute for International Studies.

In ‘Tartuffe,’ a fast-paced staging of multifaceted Moliere

September 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled

“Rockin’ Robin” might not be the expected overture for Moliere’s “Tartuffe,” one of the French dramatist’s most famous comedic plays, but it certainly sets the tone for Sock and Buskin’s modern re-telling.

RISD breathes new life into an old form

September 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As she picked up the magnifying glass with her right hand, Emily Peters took a couple of steps forward. She stood in front of the engraving of Henri de la Tour d’Auvergen and said, smiling, “I think this one knocks your socks off.”

BTV mini-series to debut this weekend

September 25, 2009 Comments are Disabled

“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.

Dramatic possibilities of ‘Repeat after me’

September 25, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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.

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

September 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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.