Story in the Public Square

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    “Ajax” Cast Member Raises Awareness of Veterans’ Issues

    Salve Regina student cast member of “Ajax” discusses the importance of supporting veterans Jacob Fernandes ’17, an involved student in Salve Regina University’s theatre community, will be playing the role of Menelaus in the Story in the Public Square’s reader’s theatrical production of “Ajax.” Fernandes, 19, is a social work major and theatre minor from Westbrook, Conn. Fernandes says he is amazed by how relevant the Greek tragedy is in today’s conversation … Read More

  • Free Performances of “Ajax” to Launch Statewide Conversation about Veterans

      The Pell Center uses reader’s theater to discuss veterans’ issues in honor of Veterans Day NEWPORT, RI – The Pell Center at Salve Regina University will be hosting a reader’s theater production of the Greek tragedy “Ajax” in five cities and towns in Rhode Island. As a part of the Pell Center’s Story in the Public Square initiative, the play will serve as a vehicle for opening community conversations … Read More

  • Ideas flow at Story in the Public Square’s First Story Board Meeting

    By Alisha A. Pina PROVIDENCE — A Narragansett Tribe elder and oral historian named Sunflower. An Emmy Award-winning producer and director. An author and Bryant University professor who has archived the wartime letters of countless women. These are three of the about two dozen dedicated and diverse members of the Story Board, a group advising The Providence Journal and Pell Center leadership with its Story in the Public Square initiative. Since … Read More

  • Casting Call for Production of “Ajax”

    This fall, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University will stage a statewide production of Sophocles’ AJAX. There will be an open call for actors to audition on Monday, Sept. 15th and Tuesday, Sept. 16th from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Pell Center. As part of the Pell Center’s Story in the Public Square initiative, the production will introduce audiences to the emotional trauma of war by bringing together recent veterans, … Read More

  • RI International Film Festival, Pell Center Co-Host “War and Peace”

    2014 RIIFF partners with Story in the Public Square for documentary screenings NEWPORT, R.I.− The Pell Center at Salve Regina University’s Story in the Public Square program will partner with the Rhode Island International Film Festival for an afternoon of cinematic storytelling featuring the documentaries “The War Photographers” and the festival world premiere of “The Newport Effect” on Saturday, August 9 at the Jane Pickens Theater in downtown Newport. “Although folk … Read More

  • NBC 10 investigative reporter Jim Taricani heads panel of experts at Story in the Public Square Conference on April 11

    NEWPORT, R.I. — Pioneering TV investigative journalist Jim Taricani heads an award-winning lineup of screen storytellers who will show and discuss their work during the second annual Story in the Public Square conference April 11 at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center. Founder of NBC Channel 10’s celebrated I-Team, Taricani has won five regional Emmy awards, along with an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism and a number of other … Read More

  • Pell Center pays tribute to Jennifer Cook, Member of its Story Board

    Newport, RI –Pell Center director Jim Ludes released the following statement regarding the loss of Rhode Island College professor Jennifer Cook: “We are heartbroken by the passing of Jennifer Cook in a tragic accident this past weekend.  We had only just begun to work with Jennifer, but know how gifted she was as a teacher and as a storyteller. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends, … Read More

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