We're almost there! Hope you are all hanging in there, enjoying a beautiful Spring (early Summer), and are as eager as we are to get back out and enjoy the world. We are excited to announce our five-play Season 37, beginning LIVE in September. We’ve got four distinctly American stories that do a deep dive into our history and bring us right up to the present day, along with a return to Shakespeare with his most beloved and buoyant comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream as we wake up from this revolutionary pandemic year.
Season 37 opens with A Lie Agreed Upon, a brand-new version of Ibsen’s classic An Enemy of the People. We’ll be offering a sneak-peek on June 11 with a digital, staged reading as we ready the script for our big re-opening. It’s at once a political thriller, an environmental exposé, and a meditation on the nature and purpose of representative democracy. Sound familiar? And we’ll follow that up with an equally powerful and uplifting look at American civic life with a return to Bedford Falls and the imperishable It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. We'll ring in 2022 with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon which has been a couple of years in the offing so we are very excited to finally(!) get it on stage where it belongs. We'll follow that with Martyna Majok's incisive, timely drama Ironbound about working-class immigrant life in contemporary America. And, we'll close Season 37 with our first production of Shakespeare in our Warwick home - what better play to celebrate re-awakening then his most buoyant, popular, and imaginative comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream?
Click here for more info on what promises to be a powerful and celebratory season!
Also, we are excited to announce our new Gamm Fellowship Program: A partnership with the state’s public colleges and universities (Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the University of Rhode Island). Designed to provide access and opportunity to emerging artists of color, The Gamm will welcome three Gamm Fellows in its pilot year; one graduate from each institution will participate in an immersive experience aimed at establishing long-standing, meaningful relationships between early career theatre artists and a professional theatre. Over the course of the upcoming season, the Gamm Fellows will be paired with advanced career mentors and provided access to all aspects of the organization – creative, administrative, and educational. In the coming weeks, more details about The Gamm Fellowship Program and the inaugural class of Gamm Fellows will be announced.
Happy Summer Everyone and See You In September!