Context & Conversation: "A Day's Wage" Co-Presented with Providence Public Library | Kids Out and About Providence

Context & Conversation: "A Day's Wage" Co-Presented with Providence Public Library

*The event has already taken place on this date: Wed, 04/01/2020
Context & Conversation brings together scholars, artists, and community practitioners to discuss the themes and ideas found on stage at Trinity, and to consider where we find those themes and ideas at work in our own community. The conversations are moderated by Christina Bevilacqua, Providence Public Library’s Programs & Exhibitions Director and Trinity Rep’s Conversationalist-in-Residence, and each takes place in a community setting related to the themes of the play.

Context & Conversation: “A Day’s Wage”


Co-presented with Providence Public Library

Community Partner: Slater Mill Museum

Inspired by Lynn Nottage’s Sweat


A job is a bargain, an agreement, an understanding, an exchange, a contract. Our sense of literal and metaphorical worth, and of our essential place in an ecosystem of interwoven relationships, is often tied to the particulars of that contract, and the future it guarantees.  What happens to our sense of worth, our sense of connection, when, as is happening more and more frequently, that contract is sundered without our knowledge or assent, and the new one offered is untenable, or no new one is offered at all? What are our options? What are our obligations, to ourselves and our fellow workers? Join public historian and activist Joey La Neve DeFrancesco and others for a conversation about the history of our relationship to labor, and to one another.

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Slater Mill Museum
67 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, RI, 02860
United States


(401) 351-4242
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6:00 - 8:00 PM