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Chairman Rocco Landesman Releases the Schedule for His Visit to Providence, Rhode Island, September 28-29, 2012

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Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Providence, Rhode Island, September 28 and 29, 2012, for a series of events including an announcement with Senator Jack Reed and Theatre Communications Group; a speech at the Better World By Design conference; the Pawtucket Film Festival; and FirstWorks Festival: On the Plaza in 2012.

On Friday, September 28 at 1:45 p.m., Landesman will join Senator Jack Reed and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) at Trinity Repertory Company to announce the launch of Blue Star Theatres. Blue Star Theatres is a partnership between TCG and Blue Star Families, with support from MetLife Foundation, to connect a variety of theater offerings to military personnel across the United States.

At 3:00 p.m. Landesman will speak at the Better World By Design conference, held on the campuses of Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. This completely student-organized conference brings a global community of innovators together to reach across disciplines and unite under a common goal: building a better world. Lastly, on the evening of September 28th, Landesman will join Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien at the Pawtucket Film Festival.

On Saturday, September 29, Landesman will attend the FirstWorks Festival: On the Plaza in 2012 at Greater Kennedy Plaza. In 2011, the City of Providence received an NEA Our Town grant to support the Creative Capital Hub, a project which will re-envision the Greater Kennedy Plaza as a grand plaza and central gathering place for the city's residents, tourists, and workers. Landesman will first participate as a special guest fire lighter at WaterFire Providence. He will then join Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Kathleen Pletcher, executive/artistic director of FirstWorks, at Greater Kennedy Plaza, where he will give remarks and watch a performance by Bandaloop.

A full schedule is below.

Friday, September 28, 2012

1:45–2:15 p.m. Announcement of Blue Star Theatres with Senator Jack Reed, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, and Theatre Communications Group    

Location: Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI
 

3:00–3:45 p.m. Remarks by NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman at A Better World By Design conference    

Location: Chace Center Auditorium, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI
 

7:00 p.m. Pawtucket Film Festival with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien    

Location: 175 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 
 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

6:30–7:00 p.m. WaterFire Lighting    

Location: Chace Center Auditorium, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 
 

7:15–7:30 p.m. Remarks at FirstWorks Festival: On the Plaza in 2012 by NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, and Kathleen Pletcher, executive/artistic director of FirstWorks    

Location: City Hall Plaza, Providence, RI
 

7:30–8:00 p.m. Performance by Bandaloop, part of FirstWorks Festival: On the Plaza in 2012    

Location: One Financial Plaza, Providence, RI

 

 

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