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May
1
Sun
DIVERSITY FELLOWS! Present TRAINING DAY! @ AS220's Blackbox
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Do you know how to interact with others in our current era of diversity and multiplicity?

Do you want to learn?

Join the DIVERSITY FELLOWS! for TRAINING DAY and learn how!

Saturday April 30th and May 1st

6PM SHARP at the AS220 Blackbox (aka the Diversity Zone!)

$10-$25 sliding scale.

($10 students; no one turned away)

***Warning: This performance is an interactive, participatory happening!  All audience members will be on stage, so come prepared!

 

TRAINING DAY explores the languages and performances of diversity and multiculturalism in various institutional locations, from the classroom to the boardroom to the yoga studio to the wide open spaces of the West. This live art diversity workshop animates institutional forms of diversity discourse through participatory attempts at transformation. The workshop is led, in turn by pairs of diversity counselors from various institutional sites (played by the DIVERSITY FELLOWS!), each of whom refer to different modes of performing diversity, multiculturalism, anti-oppressive ethics, and tolerance.

During this three-hour diversity workshop, conducted at fast-forward speed, the FELLOWS, embodying these personas, lead audiences on a semi-improvised journey through trust knots, role-plays, privilege lines, and sticky situations. The workshops use song, dance, video, discussion, and team-building activities to take audiences through the many stages of institutional diversity performance. Peppered with language from a range of popular and academic texts addressing racialization, privilege, institutional diversity, identity politics, neoliberal multiculturalism, representation, and futurity, TRAINING DAY pushes diversity training to its edges, to its most absurd abstractions, asking participants to consider the underlying assumptions and contradictions of performing the sanitized institutional norms of diversity and equality in the era of neoliberal multiculturalism.

 

DIVERSITY FELLOWS! is a critical camp collaborative interested in interrogating aspects of (their) Americanness. Aimed at blurring the lines between performance, politics, and the presentation of self in every-day life, the FELLOWS use race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and more as both lenses and performed identities to produce genre-blurring pieces that refer to pop-cultural tropes, critical theory, and queer performance tactics, creating chaotic environments out of seemingly simplistic interactive structures: Green card interviews, diversity workshops, make-up appointments, karaoke. Grounded in performance training from L’Ecole Internationale de Jacque le Coq and the American Conservatory Theater, educated in queer theory, postcolonial theory, performance studies, and public humanities from UC Berkeley and Brown University, Reya Sehgal and Marc Boucai unite theory, politics, and physical performance in their collaborative work. The DIVERSITY FELLOWS! have performed at conferences and performance festivals in Santa Cruz, Detroit, and New York City, and produce political performance variety shows in Providence, RI.

The Empire Revue Presents: The Road Trip Show! @ AS220 Main Stage
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Empire Revue Presents: The Road Trip Show!
Description:
Pack your bags and join the Sparkling Beatniks as they hit the open road! We’re taking road trips of all kinds and we want you along for the ride! Keith Munslow will take the wheel and navigate you through the twists and turns the evening will surely take. All the while, the Superchief Trio provides a rockin’ road soundtrack!
Tickets are available pre-show at roadtripshow.brownpapertickets.com.
Check the Facebook event to see what fantastic guests will join us: https://www.facebook.com/events/818951511568781/
May
2
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 2 @ 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

* class cancelled 4/4 due to weather

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.
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May
3
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hatha Yoga with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30pm // $13 drop-in/ $10 class package

This Hatha style yoga class aims to engage a community through open-level group practice.  Student practitioners should expect to receive clear and specific physical cues, while being encouraged to reach beyond a purely physical experience.  The theme of compassionate self-awareness will be woven into each class, building community through understanding and acceptance of the self.

Photo on 9-1-15 at 12.25 PMAngie Hartley is a yoga practioner, dancer, choreographer and teacher.  She received her BA from Keene State College in Theater and Dance and has since showed work and performed at the American Dance Festival, and in Boston, Providence and South Korea. She is certified to teach elementary school in New Hampshire and Rhode Island and recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu School of Yoga.  She is thrilled to share embodied awareness with movers of all abilities and backgrounds.

Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tues. May 3 & 10; 6pm-10pm Cost: $100

Register herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/intro-to-silkscreen

A two week introduction to silkscreen printing! Screen printing is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions.  (This class is also offered as a one-day intensive.)  Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″.  The first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with the laser copier.  Participants spend the second class learning proper printing techniques and registration, and troubleshooting.  The workshop will end with a print exchange.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
May 3 @ 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: lifedrawing@as220.org

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet // Tuesdays @ 7-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

April: taught by Ann Ditmars Huyck
Ann offers a traditional ballet class with a special focus on musicality, épaulement, and the joy of fully embodied movement. The longer format allows time to enjoy the beauty and breath of adage before progressing to the speed of petit allegro and the fun of moving through space.   While Ann loves the precision of classical lines, she especially enjoys discovering and sharing the “movement” in ballet.

Ann Ditmars Huyck has taught ballet and choreographed at East Side Ballet and JUMP! Dance Company in Providence, at Princeton Ballet School, and at L’Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris. She has worked for New York City Ballet’s Education Department and has taught ballet history for children through adults. She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Ann received her early ballet training at Princeton Ballet School and at the Lehigh Valley Ballet in PA, later continuing her training in New York and Paris.

May: taught by Betsy Miller
Classical ballet with an anatomical approach and an emphasis on the joy of movement! This class is designed to build on ballet basics and introduce more advanced movement vocabulary and complex combinations, while approaching the form through a clear understanding of body mechanics. Come discover how to use your body safely and efficiently to create both clarity and expressivity in your dancing.

Betsy MillerBetsy Miller is a dance artist and educator currently based in Providence, RI. She has trained in the Vaganova, Cecchetti, RAD, and Bournonville styles, and combines elements of each along with a somatic approach to ballet.  Her choreography has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The Ohio State University. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Fusionworks Company and shove gently dance, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Doug Varone, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, Stephanie Turner, and Deb Meunier. Betsy serves as the Dance Coordinator of AS220. She is on faculty at Providence College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College.

 

 

Joe DeGeorge Sax Machine, Brian 4 Ever, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, and Joe Lou @ AS220 Main Stage
May 3 @ 9:30 pm – May 4 @ 1:00 am

It’s the spring time and the rain brings in the rogue muppet characters in the transient band called Terror Pigeon! The pigeons come to roost for a night.
PSA:
Call the bird report hotline when you see a pigeon or any other bird. 302 307 2473
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parts of things made into wings a joyful noise
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Joe Lou
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May
4
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore // Wednesdays @ 12-1pm // only $5 per class! A one-hour beginner Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the foundations of classical Vinyasa flow, emphasizing movement and breath as synchronized experience. Attention to fundamental asana (postures) will prepare students for their flow sequence and is designed to help beginners develop their own practice.

Julie Shore is an experienced and dedicated yoga practitioner with a passion for teaching. A California native, she has called Providence home since 2009, moving here after completing her BA at Bard College. She received her training from Eyes of the World Yoga Center and continues to deepen her studies as she builds her teaching practice. Yoga has continued to be a source of strength and insight in Julie’s life. Her classes translate a technical knowledge of vinyasa asana, with underpinnings of yogic philosophy which point to developing mindfulness and compassionate awareness.

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R.I.Bike Presents: “What the Paint?”
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BikeTalk with Bill DeSantis – What the Paint?

The BikeTalk series offers an opportunity to participate in a casual discussion or lecture around different bicycling-related themes. This talk will feature national expert on bike facility engineering, Bill DeSantis, of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin. Bill will guide us through how new types of bike features get approved through the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), which guides how traffic engineers design streets for bikes. 6-8pm at AS220 on Empire Street in Providence.

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with Katie McNamara & Olase Freeman// Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This open level class welcomes a wide spectrum of movers who want to explore fundamental physical connections and integrate those within expressive movement. The class begins on the floor in explorations of weight, momentum and range of motion in joints. Moving to a mid-level we will take time to condition the muscles within efficient patterns. In standing we investigate the dynamics of opposition in balance, gesture and weight shift to traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

04_FleetingThoughts_4OlaseJessicaOlase Freeman (BA Wesleyan University 1994, MFA UWM 2011) presently involved in an extended residency called “fatherhood”, lives in Rhode Island with his partner Kathryn McNamara.  A partial list of the companies he has worked with include the Richard Bull Dance Theater, Jane Comfort & Co., Creach/Dance, Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, and Leah Stein Dance Company.  Olase’s choreographic work has been performed in such diverse venues as The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Movement Research at Judson Church, Link’s Hall (Chicago), the Cunningham Studio, Joyce/Soho, Dixon Place, Thelma Hill (Long Island University), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2002), as well as RIIPN/Cheek-to-Cheek and American Dance Legacy Institute (Brown University).  As a teacher, in addition to being on faculty of Rhode Island College from 2008-2010, as well as Muhlenberg College in 2011-2012, Olase has conducted residencies and taught classes at the Firkin Crane (Cork City, Ireland), Curitiba and Londrina (Brazil), Congresso Internacional de Danza a nivel Baja California, Mexico, Western Wyoming Community College, the DanceCenter at Columbia College (Chicago), SUNY Brockport, Hobart/William Smith College, Link’s Hall (Chicago), CalState San Marcos, Sushi Performance Inc. (San Diego), Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, (Seattle, WA), and University of Montana, Missoula.

KatieMcNamara2Katie McNamara is a dance artist, a cook, a mother and a teacher. Along with her husband Olase Freeman, she co-directs their company, BaldSoul, within which they strive to find the locus where art and life coexist.  Their most recent work is parenting a beautiful boy, Kayin Effie. Katie spent her preliminary professional years in Philadelphia where she danced with Group Motion, Scrap Performance Group and Leah Stein Dance Company. She was deeply influenced by the city’s diverse artistic community and the raw spontaneity of it‘s stage.  During this time she also co-founded and directed the Bald Mermaids, named “best new modern dance company” by Philadelphia’s City Paper.  Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center, the Carriage House, Galapagos Art Space, the Projekt Theatre (Dresden, Germany) as well as during the Silesian Dance Festival (Bytom, Poland).  Her recent choreographic residencies include Rhode Island College Dance Company, Providence College Dance Company, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University.  Katie currently teaches Dance Composition at Dean College and has had a fourteen year career as a Pilates teacher-certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She is pursuing a MFA in dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Lulz! Comedy Night @ AS220 Main Stage
May 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Hosted as always by Randy Bush.

Doors at 8:30pm and Show at 9pm-ish
$6 at the door!

LuLz! is a monthly comedy series hosted by local comedic connoisseur Randy Bush.
Doors will open 8:30pm and the show will start at 9:00pm. So come early and grab a drink at the bar at AS220!

READ WHAT PROVIDENCE MONTHLY HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT:

http://providenceonline.com/stories/Lulz-comedy-show-AS220-funny-laugh-entertainment-Providence-Monthly,9783?search_filter=comedy&town_id=1&sub_type=stories,packages,photos,blogs,dining

May
5
Thu
Pattern and Repeat Systems @ AS220 Printshop
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, May 5, 6:30-8:30pm Cost: $40

PATTERN AND REPEAT
The use of imagery and motifs in repeating pattern offers infinite possibility in art and design. Recent advancement in digital tools has made pattern creation easier, but does not necessarily result in dynamic design. In this workshop students are introduced to principles of successful continuous surface design. Students begin by hand drawing elements of interest and then manipulate the drawing into a singular unit that is ready to be duplicated into a seamless repeating pattern. Use of color is introduced and colorway sampling may be created as time allows. Discussion and exploration of scale, direction and movement, along with troubleshooting unintended secondary patterning of striping and spotting, complete the process.

Instructor: JOY MCLAUGHLIN

Textile and installation artist Joy McLaughlin can’t help herself when it comes to exploiting material. Her process assumes that all material has the capacity for manipulation and transmutation by relying upon the material itself to divulge its intended evolution. Earning a BFA at Rhode Island School of Design allowed her to push this exploration through traditional textile methods of weaving and silkscreen. Her work places emphasis on societal and environmental issues through the use of pattern and repetition which creates visual competition between the individual and the whole. Joy has received multiple awards and grants including those from The Art Student’s League of New York, Rhode Island Foundation and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Her work has been exhibited at a variety of venues in California, New York City and New England. Joy currently resides in Providence, RI with her two rabbits Tiramisu and Rothko who inspire her every day.

Register here – shop.as220.org/products/pattern-repeat-systems

The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Happy Birthday Old Faithful:The National Park Plays @ AS220's Blackbox
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents "Happy Birthday Old Faithful:The National Park Plays @ AS220's Blackbox

“New short plays by kids celebrate the 100th birthday of National Parks”

(Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next performance: May 5-8th. Performances will take place at 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, in the Blackbox at AS220 on Empire Street downtown. There will be a talkback following the Sunday performance. The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) is a non-profit organization that unites children living in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood with local theater professionals to create original plays together.  The Manton Avenue Project’s mission is to nurture the unique potential of kids living in Olneyville through playmaking.  Each of MAP’s out-of-school time programs is focused on playwriting education, mentorship, and bringing kids’ creative voices to the stage.

Avenue Project is proud to present Happy Birthday, Old Faithful! This production will be a culmination of an enriching afterschool class for first time playwrights, who explored characters through monologues and dialogues, and learned about the exciting history of the National Park Service through meetings with real National Park Rangers,” says Executive Artistic Director Meg Sullivan. “Each playwright chose a National Park and then set their very own ten-minute play there. The plays are about friendship, solving problems, and coming together in the beautiful places our National Parks offer. Our goal is to show young people in Olneyville the value of their voices and, through our ongoing and tuition-free playwriting programs, help them reach their full potential as creative thinkers and community leaders.”

This is the third production of The Manton Avenue Project’s 2015-2016 season, which is supported by grants from The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Andrade Faxon Charities for Children, Ocean State Charities Trust, June Rockwell Levy Foundation, a Senate Legislative Grant from the State of Rhode Island, Providence Rotary Charities Foundation, as well as many other individual donors.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door.

For more information, go to: http://mantonavenueproject.org/mantonave/upcoming

Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

PROVSLAM YOUTH!
Workshops and slams for poets under 19!

FREE Youth Writing Workshops:
– Every FIRST Thursday of the month at NEW URBAN ARTS (705 Westminster St.) from 5-7pm. Starting in October 2012.
– Every THIRD Thursday of the month at AS220 (115 Empire St.) from 6-7:30.

YOUTH SLAM every third Thursday at AS220, after the open mic and feature of our regular ProvSlam night. On youth slam nights, youth get in for half off! That’s just $2 for a whole night of poetry.

May
6
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Open Level Contemporary African Dance w/ Mekbul J. Tahir// Fridays @ 6:30-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6-class package *no class 3/11

The technique Acogny is the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. It was created by Germaine Acogny, the mother of African contemporary dance. Based on traditional African dance (especially Senegal and Benin) and Western dance techniques (classical ballet, release, and Graham technique), the philosophy of this technique is about identity: placing yourself inside the community and nature, and being aware of your own body. The technique respects every different body, and addresses life and the connection between human being and nature. Joy, play, love and music are the fundaments of the spirit of the technique.

NT4L36991Mekbul Jemal Tahir is an international choreographer, dancer, and teacher. He is one of the founding members of Adugna Community Dance Theatre Company, which is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since completing a five-year training program accredited by Middlesex University (UK) in 2001, he has been performing and teaching African contemporary dance, contact improvisation, and community dance and theatre in Ethiopia and abroad. Among others, his projects have included the 2005 Kin-Addis Project in the DRC, Ethiopia, and France, and the 2006 Can Do Can Dance Project in Hamburg, Germany. In 2007, he performed a lead role in As the Mother of a Brown Boy, which opened at Chickenshed Theatre Company in London and later traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was nominated for two awards. He is also one of the dancers who were selected to study Germaine Acogny’s dance and certified to teach her technique. Now a resident of Massachusetts, he divides his time between work with Adugna in Ethiopia and projects in Africa, Europe, and the United States.

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May 6 @ 7:00 pm – May 7 @ 1:00 am
The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Happy Birthday Old Faithful:The National Park Plays @ AS220's Blackbox
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents "Happy Birthday Old Faithful:The National Park Plays @ AS220's Blackbox

“New short plays by kids celebrate the 100th birthday of National Parks”

(Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next performance: May 5-8th. Performances will take place at 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, in the Blackbox at AS220 on Empire Street downtown. There will be a talkback following the Sunday performance. The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) is a non-profit organization that unites children living in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood with local theater professionals to create original plays together.  The Manton Avenue Project’s mission is to nurture the unique potential of kids living in Olneyville through playmaking.  Each of MAP’s out-of-school time programs is focused on playwriting education, mentorship, and bringing kids’ creative voices to the stage.

Avenue Project is proud to present Happy Birthday, Old Faithful! This production will be a culmination of an enriching afterschool class for first time playwrights, who explored characters through monologues and dialogues, and learned about the exciting history of the National Park Service through meetings with real National Park Rangers,” says Executive Artistic Director Meg Sullivan. “Each playwright chose a National Park and then set their very own ten-minute play there. The plays are about friendship, solving problems, and coming together in the beautiful places our National Parks offer. Our goal is to show young people in Olneyville the value of their voices and, through our ongoing and tuition-free playwriting programs, help them reach their full potential as creative thinkers and community leaders.”

This is the third production of The Manton Avenue Project’s 2015-2016 season, which is supported by grants from The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Andrade Faxon Charities for Children, Ocean State Charities Trust, June Rockwell Levy Foundation, a Senate Legislative Grant from the State of Rhode Island, Providence Rotary Charities Foundation, as well as many other individual donors.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door.

For more information, go to: http://mantonavenueproject.org/mantonave/upcoming

Live Bait on April Fool’s Day: Dirty Tricks @ 95 Empire Black Box
May 6 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

 

Live Bait on April Fool’s Day: Dirty Tricks

For years now, Live Bait has been a venue for people, from all walks of life, to get together and share something real. They have shared their secrets, their triumphs and embarrassments, things they are proud of and things they never should have done. And just about everything in between. It’s all part of being human, it’s all fodder for Live Bait.

With that in mind, since Live Bait falls on April Fool’s Day this year, the theme will be DIRTY TRICKS. Have you played them? Were they played on you? Or maybe you want to interpret the theme in a different way? You want to get tricky? You want to play dirty?

If you have a true-life story that in some way, shape or form fits April’s theme, just come to Live Bait, put your name in the fishbowl and, when your name is called, come up and tell it. Live Bait is a forum for true-life storytelling. No notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six minute time limit. And of course, you are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen.

Live Bait is hosted by Phil “The Host” Goldman, with off-hand banter, musical accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor” Gregoire.

 

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, April 1st 2016

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

 

Live Bait: Teacher @ 95 Empire Black Box
May 6 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Teacher

Everyone has had a teacher. Everyone has, at some point, been a teacher…of something. What have you learned? Was it a life lesson? A geometric proof? How to do a cartwheel? Conversely, what have you taught somebody else?

If you are a teacher, Live Bait wants to hear your stories. So much so, that if you are a current or former teacher (and tell your story), YOU WILL GET IN FREE! Why? Because we appreciate teachers. That’s why!

Of course, if you are, or were, a student, and you have a story, we’ll want to hear from you as well (but you’ll have to pay the $7.00).

As always, if you have a true-life story that in some way, shape or form fits May’s theme, just come to Live Bait, put your name in the fishbowl and, when your name is called, come up and tell it. Live Bait is a forum for true-life storytelling. No notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six minute time limit. And of course, you are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen.

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, May 6, 2016

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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