Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

By mcquade8productions

An emotional journey of a young couple wrestling with drug addictions.

mcquade8productions is a theatre company started by Dan McQuade which explores topical issues.

FringePVD: “a.vanishing.point” by PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE NOVELTY COMPANY @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm
FringePVD: "a.vanishing.point" by PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE NOVELTY COMPANY @ AS220's Blackbox

by Passive Aggressive Novelty Company

if time is a chair,
and the ocean can write
where will songs sit?
imagined memories wash away.
their reflections – a melody of false, of true.

Part spectacle, part meditation, this intimate performance invites audiences into a temporal architecture of movement, sound, and language, wherein a lone figure dances with a curious collection of unfolding fictions.

Passive Aggressive Novelty Company presents performances that play at the boundaries of perception and expectation.  Weaving elements of dance, music, theatre and video into immersive multi-sensory experiences, the works delight in exploring the contrapuntal possibilities that arise between the interaction of actions, objects and audience.

Andy Russ (artistic director) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and an active generalist. With over 25 years working professionally in the arts, he has worn many creative hats: choreographer, composer, consultant, coordinator, dancer, designer, director, editor, engineer, manager, producer, and teacher. He currently lives in Providence, RI, where he is an active teaching artist, sound designer, performer, and dad.


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True Blue, Bored with Four, and Toad and the Stooligans @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 25 @ 1:00 am
True Blue is Jacob Davenport and Marina Murray, longtime fellow musicians and true blue friends. With a talented backing band, Jake and Marina bring you a set of their eclectic neo-soul, with undertones of rock and jazz.
Bored with Four are 3 guys from Providence, RI whose sound can be described sorta like this: Take catchy pop songs, play them on rhodes/bass/drums, mostly play them in 5/4 but not all obvious about it, and let your drummer be jazzy. Oh, and the singer has a nice voice, too.
Toad and the Stooligans are a hip hop quartet featuring Matt O’Brien on drums, Alex Caimano on bass, Dan Pomfret on guitar and vocals and Toadstool (Mike Jencks) the MC
Introduction to the Laser Cutter @ AS220 Labs
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, July 18, and 25, 10am – 1pm

Register Online Here

Workshop Description
Learn how to use the laser cutter to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. This class will cover the basics of using the laser cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutter. This is a hands-on workshop; bring a project if you like! We have an Epilog Mini 24 Laser Cutter. The work area is 24″ x 12″, and it can hold items up to 8″ tall. We also have a cylindrical attachment that allows you to etch cylinders such as glassware.
In the first session, you will learn and get trained on the machine. In the second session, you will do a simple project to complete your training on the machine.
After taking the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of what the machine can do and how to design a project. Students will be certified to use the Labs’ laser cutter after completing this follow up session.
Instructor: Shawn Wallace
 While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design. If you have no experience and are not comfortable designing on a computer, we recommend taking on of our computer design workshops here:
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!

Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!

No cover charge!

A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!

Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Search for the Forbidden Blank: An Improvised Choose-Your-Own-Adventure with Puppets
by The Improvised Puppet Project

The Improvised Puppet Project takes YOU on a classic Choose Your Own Adventure journey, where the audience picks the title, chooses the protagonist, and makes every decision along the way. There are dangers, choices, adventures, and consequences — and YOU must use your numerous talents and considerable intelligence to decide what to do. The wrong decision could end in disaster … or even death!

Recently nominated as one of Portland Maine’s “Best-Kept Secrets,” the Improvised Puppet Project has been performing puppet-based long-form for grown-ups since 2011. They’ve appeared on stages throughout New England with shows including First-World Problems, Happy Endings, and A Post-Apocalyptic Improvised Zombie Puppet Musical. “The IPP knows its stuff,” says The Portland Phoenix; the Portland Daily Sun calls their shows “a real treat.”

Rampant Decay, Deathface and Timecop Beach Party @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 1:00 am

A Big Wrestling weekend calls for a big, fun, show. Chikara from Philly and Beyond Wrestling from Providence have a double Header the following day at fete so we’re going to set off the weekend with some killer tunes and wrestling on the projector at AS220

Rampant Decay:
Negative Fastore:

DeathFace (first show):
New fast Jams, trying to be scary, Sully Banger and friends.


Timecop Beach Party:
Protecting the Galaxy from interstellar criminals, time bandits and anyone who boogie boardsRampant Decay, Deathface and Timecop Beach Party

Jul 25 @ 10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!
A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business ( he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

If you’ve always wanted to try ballet, this class is for you. In this fundamentals-based class, students develop basic ballet vocabulary, strength and coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have little or no ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.


Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.


Spiritual Recess, Great News and Bukkake Moms @ Psychic Readings
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 1:00 am
Summer Maker Camp: Make Noise @ AS220 Labs
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

MAKE noise: 
July 20-31, Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, 3-6pm, Cost: $100
Register online:

School’s Out for Summer!

But wait, what to do with all that knowledge you’ve learnt this year? Let’s put it to good use! We invite you to spend the summer with us making and doing real, big, exciting things!

Expect: exhilarating field trips, mind-bending visits from artists and makers, but most importantly, the chance to do projects using cool new technology like laser cutters, 3D printers, and vinyl cut circuits!

MAKE noise: July 20 – 31
Learn how to build your own musical instrument and play it with panache! Expect: massive DIY orchestra grand finale
MOVE in space + time: August 17 – 28
Learn what makes things tick and move! Expect: GEARS

Come and we will show you how to make almost anything.

This camp is open to Makers aged 10 – 13 years. Each two-week session is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3-6pm.

Instructors: Aisha Jandosova & Melita Morales

 Location and Parking AS220 Media Arts is located in the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 2nd floor (Suite 202). The entrance is at the back of the building on Lucie Way; ring the doorbell by the double doors. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street – look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be on time. If you arrive more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.


If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible. To cancel your reservation, you must email at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This is a contemporary release technique with a solid base in ballet. Class begins with a full-bodied warm-up designed to activate the core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Structured improvisations and set exercises explore dynamics, weight shifts, and flow to develop a quick mind and a listening body. Class finishes with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase.  Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop as versatile technicians. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.

Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 1:00 am

This rarely-spotted-in-the-wild harvester of dream paralysis revelations emerges from her underground burrow to share care tips for dark familiars & ancient necromantic divination spells that really work. You won’t believe what happens next.

In a parallel universe RRLEW is the 3 time consecutive winner of Olympic gold for the modern penthalon event as well as being a celebrated astrophysicist. In this one she dominates the field of egg eating, reps Tweety Bird, and blows a mean saxophone. Sometimes our world is a fine one indeed.

Multimedia addict and half human/half beast, you’ll be unsure which half rules the roost until she opens her mouth and that big voice pins you to the wall before going through your pockets for lunch money. The stars you see may be your own.

A doyen of the Chicago freak/psych scene weaving words-fail vocals through a crazyquilt of skeletal rattles, unnerving drones, fuck yeah, all the bells and whistles. The labor pains of a star child being born can be the perfect soundtrack for those times you feel lost in the haunted forest of your own mind. She’s a filmmaker, author, and soapmaker too, maybe she’ll build an armoire or start an artists’ colony to kill time before the show starts.

PVD’s messy mistress of self harm can effortlessly whistle “I’ll Be Your (Broken) Mirror” while tumbling down a shame spiral of maelstrom proportions. Protect me from what I want? Protect me from what SHE wants. Get out of the way or get dragged down, your choice.

Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stretch & Strength with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 12-1pm // $5 drop-in

This one hour fitness class brings the joy of aerobic dance movement to athletic training.  Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility. Only $5 for an hour of small group training every Tuesday this summer. All fitness levels welcome! Leave your sneakers at the door!

Angie Hartley is a dancer, teacher and runner.  She is a graduate of Keene State College’s Theater and Dance Program where she studied under William Seigh, Marcia Murdock and Candice Salyers.  Angie twice attended the American Dance Festival where she performed for Ming-Lung Yang, Roger Belman and Mark Dendy.  While working as an English teacher in South Korea, Angie led community groups in movement at the Gwangju International Center.  Currently, Ms. Hartley works with teens at an international education center in Providence.  She has been working with the South Coast Dance Membership and with Jessica Howard at the Heron Studio.

photo Relja Kojik

photo Relja Kojik

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $6
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

We are always looking for new models, please inquire at:

Intermediate Ballet w/ Danielle Davidson @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 28 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Danielle Davidson// Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Foster or build on your love of movement in this fun and energetic ballet class. This class will introduce a more advanced classical  vocabulary, while allowing dancers to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Focus will be on coordination, placement and fluidity. At the barre,  we will  warm-up thoroughly and tackle the classical technique with accuracy and precision, while the center floor exercises will focus on simplicity, efficiency and travelling through space. Musicality will be emphasized along with balance, stamina and the strengthening of the body core. This class will develop your technique as well as your means of self-expression!

Danielle Davidson is an independent dance artist, choreographer and educator currently working in Providence, Boston and Montreal. She was trained at  L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec. Her professional career began upon graduation with Le Jeune Ballet, where she had the opportunity to tour Europe and North America, performing in new works by Thierry Malandain/Biarritz, Jean-Grand Maitre/Alberta Ballet and repertory by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Jean Louis Morin/Martha Graham Company and Brian Macdonald. Danielle has since performed  with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Banff Festival Company, Opera Ontario, AmpleMan Danse, Debra Brown, Productions Fila 13/Lina Cruz, Prometheus Dance Company and Zoé Dance. Danielle is also a freelance choreographer and has been commissioned to create works for  FDanse, SBDC, Endicott College and Brown University’s repertory dance company, to name a few. She is recipient of le 1er Prix du Jury from Le Festival International de Danse Encore. Danielle has been teaching classical ballet and contemporary/post-modern dance since 2002.



Native Giant, Neutrinos, Eric and the Nothing, Pyramid @ Psychic Readings
Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 1:00 am
Armageddon Shop Presents: Windhand, Pilgram, and Second Grave @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 28 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 29 @ 1:00 am


Armageddon Shop Presents:



Second Grave

$10 All Ages / Drink W/ID

Tuesday, July 28

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Live Arts Venues

Main Stage:
The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.


Black Box:
The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.


Dance Studio:
The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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Psychic Readings:
Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.