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The New Faces of Three Providence Institutions

Trinity Rep, the Anthenaeum and Rhode Island NPR welcome outside leadership for fresh ideas


Providence has no shortage of great institutions that consistently punch above their weight. So, when those in leadership roles move on and another heavyweight steps in to fills their shoes, it’s a transition worth talking about. This month we’re featuring newcomers to three landmark Providence institutions important to the East Side: Matt Burriesci, the new executive director of the Providence Athenaeum; Torey Malatia, the new general manager of RI National Public Radio; and Tom Parrish, Trinity Repertory Company’s new executive director.

They’ve come from near and far to add to the vibrancy of our city and the arts, and they have plenty to add to the local conversation. Read on to learn more about them.

The Keeper of the Awesome Knowledge

"Libraries have never been stuffy, exclusive or smarty-pants places – they have always felt like awesome vaults of forbidden knowledge."

This Rhode Island Life

“What’s attractive about Rhode Island is the opportunity to build here, because there’s a pride in place... The folks who care about Rhode Island want to see it recognized.”

A New Executive Director Makes His Trinity Rep Debut

“Trinity is a great theater company with an outstanding reputation and company of artists and actors. There are so few resident acting companies left in the United States. I’m excited for that.”

providence athenaeum, trinity repertory company, ripr, rhode island npr, tom parrish, torey malatia, matt burriesci, john taraborelli, jenn salcido, charlotte seley, east side monthly


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