Context & Conversation at Sophia Academy, December 16, 2019, 6-7:45 PM

Sophia Academy is pleased to partner with Trinity Repertory Company (TRC) and Providence Public Library (PPL) for the third year in a row, for Context & Conversation, a public conversation in conjunction with Trinity Rep’s production of Fade (December 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020), a play about “culture, class, and the price of ambition.”

At every encounter with a new person we are looking for cues to tell us who’s there. How do we analyze features, clothing, build, coloring, accent, mannerisms – and what assumptions do we make from those? And is the other person focused on the same cues when meeting us? Do they interpret what they see as we would? Can they see past what we want to present to what we hope no one might notice? Can either of us trust our judgement? Or do first impressions always tell us more about ourselves than the other person? Join artist Josephine Devanbu of “Look At Art. Get Paid.” and others for a conversation about learning to doubt our eyes and ears, if only momentarily, in order to better see and hear the world around us.

Each C&C event brings together scholars, artists, and community practitioners to consider culturally relevant themes and ideas found in the play currently on stage at Trinity Rep, and to consider where we find those themes and ideas at work in our own community. The C&C events are organized by Michelle Cruz, TRC's Director of Community Engagement and Christina Bevilacqua, PPL's Programs & Exhibitions Director/TRC's Conversationalist-in-Residence, and moderated by Christina. Free and open to the public.