Rhode Island
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Living Literature

Actors perform literature and lead exploration of page to stage process. Living Literature illuminates the written word by creating concrete characters and events. Students become aware of the relationships in the stories, and between themselves and the story. Performers facilitate discussions exploring choices both writer and performer made in bringing the story alive.

I Have Worked With

  • September 2014

    For ther past 2 years the East Providence Library in association with the RI Chapter of the ACLU, has sponsored programs for Banned Books Week, and has commissioned Living literature to create reader theatre programs for these events held at the library.  These programs have later been requested by other organizations across the state.

  • January 2013

    Living Literature was commisssioned to create a two performer, thirty minute readers theatre program celebrating the various the roles books play in our lives as part of an event for the Rhode Island Center for the Book.   This prgram has been subsequently requested by other venues throughout the state.

  • January 2009

    For the past 5 years, Living Literature has been commissioned top create 3 actor, 45-60 minute readers theatre presentations based on the novel selected by Readsing Across Rhode Island, the signature program of the Rhode Island Center for the Book, at Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, which are toured to libraries and opther communitiy venues across the state, as part of the speakers b ureau of events offered for each selection, from Jan. through May of each year.

  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Barry
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Fax: 
401-421-0283
Mailing Address: 
120 RIVERSIDE DRIVE
RIVERSIDE, RI 02915
Physical Address: 
120 Riverside Dr
Riverside, RI 02915
Last Name: 
Press
Phone: 
401-421-0283
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
The Providence Athenaeum

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Year Founded: 
1996
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Cultural Series Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
12
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$350
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
3