Joe Wilson Jr., a member of Trinity Rep’s resident acting company, uses his gift as a performance artist to catalyze change within vulnerable communities, and his work hasn’t gone unnoticed. Wilson received the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society award for excellence in the arts in 2012 and was the recipient of the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Manton Avenue Project in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, RI. Wilson continues his passion for working with local agencies to elevate the voice of those who have been left voiceless for too long.
For the past five years, Wilson has been leading America Too and the Center for Activism and Performance at Trinity Rep, a production and a platform for activism and community engagement based in the context of real community challenges. America Too features a special, accessible theatrical event that cultivates conversation and action by putting real stories from the community at the forefront of the performance. This year, Trinity Rep in Collaboration with BIF’s PMxD and the Center for Activism and Performance at Trinity Rep will examine health and wellness in the latest iteration of America Too: “It’s Our Health.”
Learn more about Trinity Rep’s and BIF’s collaboration America Too: It’s Our Health.