Joe Wilson, Jr. is a theatrical actor and activist, who is Coordinator Of Activism Through Performance and Resident Acting Company Member with Providence’s Trinity Repertory Company, described as "one of the most respected regional theatres in the country"
Our conversation included Mr. Wilson’s journey as an artist and political activist, including his origins in the deep south, and stints in New York City.
However, the core of our discussion focused on many critical social justice and creativity fertilization issues facing Rhode Island and beyond.
How do we measure the impact that arts have on students, municipalities and society at large, when hard data is so often unable to quantify the intangible benefits that art provides?
And how does Providence, and Rhode Island as a whole stack up against other regions when it comes to using the arts as a springboard for ideas and development?
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