Story in the Public Square

  • Picks of the Week | Ajax in Rhode Island

    Ajax In RI Receives Statewide Press Play Highlights the Tragedy of Veteran Suicide | The Newport Daily News Greek Tragedy Connects with Veterans | The Rhode Show Veterans Journal: Greek Tragedy ‘Ajax’ at Pell Center to Open Dialogue on Trauma of War | The Providence Journal ‘Ajax’ to Bring Veterans’ Issues Center Stage | The South County Independent Blackstone River Theatre Hosts Free Play, Community Forum on Veterans Issues | … Read More

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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

  • Pell Center Announces Dates for Upcoming “Ajax” Productions

    NEWPORT, RI − The Pell Center at Salve Regina’s Story in the Public Square initiative has announced the five upcoming tour dates for its readers’ theater production of the Greek tragedy, “Ajax.” The play, set during the Trojan War, will serve as a statewide conversation focusing on the issues veterans face when returning home. Each performance will be followed by a community forum on veterans’ issues. Tuesday, November 11 – … Read More

  • Upcoming Film Screening | “Captain America–Winter Soldier”

    Starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. The movie also includes stars Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. This event is part of the “Story in the Public Square” series and is open to Salve Regina University students only. Date:   September 24, 2014 Time:   7:00 … 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

  • NEH “Standing Together” Grant Will Support Innovative Use of Theater to Inspire Community Discussion of Veterans’ Issues in Rhode Island

    Pell Center Production of “Ajax” will tour RI this autumn, feature community dialogue NEWPORT, RI – The Pell Center at Salve Regina University won a special grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) to support a theatrical production of “Ajax”—a Greek tragedy set in the Trojan War—as a vehicle for opening community conversations about the challenges facing veterans returning from war. The grant was made possible by … 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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