Highlighting Providence Arts Organization: Everett Company, Stage & School

30 Apr

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to write an article for Providence Monthly about my favorite non-profit arts organization here in Providence, Rhode Island,  Everett Company, Stage & School .

I frequently attend their Friday Night Live Improv Shows with my daughters, and with my grown-up friends, their Open Stage open mics,  their Case Closed Hip-Hop Dance Troupe performances, and their highly popular Brain Cafe series–a combination of performance and discussion centering around a theme such as the intersection of the brain, science and creativity, and this year, on the criminal justice system.

I’ve always loved the intimacy of Everett’s carriage house space, a place that seems to make everyone feel at home.  Couple that with the professionalism, quality, thoughtful and high-energy artistic work that springs forth from their artists, teachers, and students, and you have quite a wonderful community arts experience right at your fingertips.  What I also love, is that Everett is about diversity and inclusion–its artists, students and audience, a mix of ages, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, all coming together to experiment, learn, create, express themselves, and perform for the community.

If you live in town, or anywhere close, since Rhode Island is so small, and Massachusetts right next door, you should make it a point to catch one of Everett’s many performance offerings–the Friday Night Live improv show will only set you back $5, and I guarantee you will laugh, a lot.  Everett also offers a variety of classes in improv, hip-hop, film making, Polynesian dance, ballet, and more for young people of all ages, and has an intensive arts camp happening this summer.

Visit www.everettri.org for more information, and to learn how to volunteer or make a donation to support their work.

Here is the link to the Providence Monthly article.  Thanks for reading!:

Photo Credit:  Stacey Doyle for Providence Monthly





2 Responses to “Highlighting Providence Arts Organization: Everett Company, Stage & School”

  1. Sherry Gordon April 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    Dear Wendy Jane,
    Hi, there, Wendy Jane! I so enjoyed this great blog post article of yours as well as the fantastic article which you wrote for the Providence Monthly! I wish that the great Everett Company, Stage & School would come out to where I live-I would love to be blessed by their great artistry, performance, and creativity! I love how these great people reach out to all of us in our humanity-the marginalized in our agency and empowerment but also to all of us. I have the same dream in my heart as you do, Wendy Jane, and they do. When I was in second grade as a little black girl I read a children’s book about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I did a book report on that book. I have all of my life had a burning dream in my heart to love and to reach out to white people, and to love as best as I possibly can white people and all of our Good Creator God’s people. I have always made a promise to our dearest Creator God to stay and remain true to this promise no matter what, and this is a very important, major, and integral part of my spirituality! You have written so superbly well, Wendy Jane, on all of this. I really love, enjoy, learn, and benefit from your honest and heartfelt writings, Wendy Jane! You please have a very nice, special, and a very blessed day! Blessings, blessings so, so very much to you for always, Wendy Jane! I so look forward in eager anticipation to more of your very fine and excellent writings!
    Very Sincerely Always,
    Sherry Gordon

    • Wendy Jane April 30, 2014 at 9:13 pm #


      As always, thank you so much for sharing all of your feelings about not only the blog post, about how you live your life in pursuit of reaching out across color lines to white people. We must be sisters for sure!
      Thank you again, Sherry.

      Wendy Jane

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