RADICAL RE-IMAGINING: How Arts Education Helps Youth Embrace Change, Re-Frame History, and Discover Themselves

A Conversation Featuring Acclaimed Actors Ethan Hawke and Joe Wilson, Jr.

Tuesday March 30, 2021 6:00 PM  Tickets on sale now!

To learn about opportunities to provide tickets to this event for Providence youth, please see below.













PASA invites you to join us for a virtual conversation between actors ETHAN HAWKE and JOE WILSON JR. as they discuss the essential role arts education plays in youth development.

Hawke and Wilson will speak about their personal and professional journeys discovering the role theater plays in developing a sense of self, re-examining our country’s racial history and providing emotional healing for current stresses.

PASA alumna Genesis Sanchez Tavarez will help facilitate this timely discussion, connecting her own personal journey growing up in Providence to tie the discussion to youth after-school experiences.

The program will include breakout sessions where attendees will collaborate on strategies to increase youth exposure to arts after school programming.


$50.00:   PURCHASE A TICKET for this virtual event.

$150.00: PURCHASE A TICKET & PROVIDE 2 FREE TICKETS for Providence youth, families, arts organizations and artists to attend. Thank you!

**The first 75 ticket purchasers will receive autographed posters from Hawke’s and Wilson’s performances.**


Can’t make this event, but want to support PASA Arts Programming

Questions? Contact Event Coordinator Jennifer Quigley-Harris jquigleyharris@mypasa.org 401-835-6838

Ethan Hawke is a four-time Academy Award nominee, author of five books, and a 2021 Golden Globe nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in the Showtime adaptation of James McBride’s novel, The Good Lord Bird.

Joe Wilson Jr. is a 16-year member of Trinity Rep, Associate Professor of Theater and Dance at Wheaton College, and Founder/Producer of America Too, an initiative that seeks to reflect on the times in which we live and catalyze community conversation in RI.

Genesis Sanchez Tavarez is a PASA alumna, graduate of Rhode Island College and Columbia Law School and a Litigation Associate at Proskauer Rose LLP.

Very special THANK YOU to our event partners for helping to present this special event.

Every sponsor plays a key role in bringing this event to a larger audience. Sponsors provide free tickets to this event for Providence youth, families, arts organizations and practicing artists. Robust sponsor participation helps us ensure a diverse audience for this event, especially those impacted by the challenges we all face to address multiple issues in American society, including the dismantling of structural racism.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event – please contact us for details.

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