Trinity Rep announces the 2021-2022 season
After a hiatus from in-person performances that began in March 2020, Trinity Repertory Company is announcing a return to in-person theater production from November 2021.
A shortened 2021-2022 season will begin with Trinity Rep’s 44th annual production of “A Christmas Carol”. The holiday tradition will be followed by a season of four shows from January to June 2022. Details are on www.trinityrep.com/21-22.
To prepare and get back on track for the coming season, Trinity Rep will be hiring 40 full-time and part-time positions over the next few months. Job opportunities can be found on www.trinityrep.com/jobs.
The season, the company’s 58th anniversary, marks the return of in-person performances after a year of mostly digital programming. It also marks the re-emergence of an organization resulting from a series of strategic changes developed over the past year. Driven by demands from the We See You White American Theater – a collective of Black, Indigenous and Colored theater artists (BIPOC) – and by Trinity Rep’s own BIPOC actors, Trinity Rep embarked on a journey to bring structural changes that would result in a stronger, more accessible and more equitable organization. Although the work has no end point, several aspects will improve access to the 2021-2022 season, including significant increases in the number of seats available at the lowest ticket prices and in the number of performances with closed captioning. open for deaf and difficult audiences. hearing. The organization has also upgraded its assisted listening system during the break.
Artistic Director Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides, Curt Columbus, and his team worked to select shows that would reflect Trinity Rep’s anti-racism commitment and remind audiences what live theater can do that others. art forms can not do.
“I was so excited at the prospect of welcoming people to our theater in person in the upcoming season, and we wanted audiences to have a really powerful reason to come back to Trinity Rep,” said Columbus. “We have chosen a season of plays that will resonate deeply, with great language and ideas, which show the depth of the human condition, and which are all surprising, funny and provocative. I know our Trinity audience will love these shows as they are all writers that we have produced in past seasons (August Wilson, José Rivera, Jackie Sibblies Drury and Charles Dickens) with an exciting new voice (the work of Cheryl Strayed, adapted by Nia Vardalos). These are truly Trinity plays, each and every one. “
One of the priorities of the organization is also to provide a safe and healthy environment for the public, artists and staff during the resumption of performances. While optimistic about the vaccination rate and the decline in new cases of COVID-19, a delayed start to the season seemed the most prudent solution, especially given the several-month lead time and the investments required to produce, repeat and build a live theater. Trinity Rep will update their full health and safety plan prior to the start of performances. Current security protocols are available at www.trinityrep.com/publichealth.
“Since the start of the pandemic, the health and safety of our artists, staff, students, audience and community has been of the utmost importance,” said Chief Executive Officer Tom Parrish. “The Trinity Rep Health Advisory Committee and many staff members trained COVID-19 security guards have guided and monitored our safety plans. Customers can be assured that we will have protocols and systems in place that meet or exceed health and safety guidelines when we resume performance.