Mission and Objectives
The Roger Williams University Theatre program aims to provide each student with a well-rounded, general mastery of all areas of the theatre arts and an appreciation of the place of theatre in our world. Through the study of theatre the program also hopes to imbue students with love of learning while honing their tools of thought and expression. Our goal is to prepare students for further academic study, and careers in theatre and other liberal arts related areas. We seek to serve both those specializing in the study of theatre and those for whom theatre is studied as an adjunct to areas of concentration.
The formal course curriculum and the production program are designed to work symbiotically. The production program is designed to provide the working laboratory where the ideas and skills taught in the classroom are demonstrated, reinforced and mastered. The plays produced are chosen to afford students opportunities to research and to experience a range of materials in a variety of styles and genres.
In addition to the goals mentioned above, the program’s courses, productions, and activities are intended:
The Theatre program, through curriculum, productions, and activities, also strives to challenge and enrich the wider academic and regional communities intellectually, culturally, and artistically by providing a range of theatrical events for all to experience.
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Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
Songs by Craig Carnelia and Micki Grant and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead and Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor
From the book by Studs Terkel
Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six TONY Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age featuring new songs by TONY Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, and James Taylor. -- Music Theatre International
$10.00 General/$5.00 Seniors and students. Reservations: 401.254.3666
Reservations are held until 15 minutes before curtain, after which we sell to those on the waiting list. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat.
April 20-21: Mock auditions and interviews
May 7: Barn Picnic
Playwright Edward Albee visits RWU in 2011