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Jul
22
Fri
Festival 51 Women’s Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 9:30 pm
Festival 51 Women's Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox

FESTIVAL51: RHODE ISLAND’S WOMEN’S PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
Premieres New Work By Female Playwrights at AS220 July 15th – 24th

Providence, RI — Festival51, Rhode Island’s Women’s Playwriting Festival will present four plays featuring the work of winning playwright’s from July 15-24 at AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street. Nights will feature two winning scripts will be performed each night in repertory.

While women make up 51% of the world’s population, the fact still stands that only 17% of plays produced in this country are female authored. Rhode Island-based Festival51 aims to change those numbers by putting women writers center stage in their 2nd annual Women’s Playwriting Festival. After receiving over 400 short play submissions from female writers all over the globe, 15 times the number of scripts received last year, the producers selected four winning scripts: Fabulous Monsters by Diana Burbano; Birds of a Feather by June Guralnick; The Difficult People by Jean Hartley Sidden; and Allergen by Jess Honovich.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Friday July 15th 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 16th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 17th 2:00pm

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 17th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER|

Friday July 22nd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 23rd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 24th 2:00pm

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 24th 7:00pm

 

AS220 BLACK BOX | 95 Empire St | Providence, RI 02903

Tickets $10.00 / free entry for Brown and RISD students with ID

For more information visit: http://as220.org/?s=festival+51

http://www.festival51.org/ | Facebook: /rifestival51 | Twitter: @rifestival51

Jul
23
Sat
Festival 51 Women’s Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 25 @ 9:30 pm
Festival 51 Women's Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox

FESTIVAL51: RHODE ISLAND’S WOMEN’S PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
Premieres New Work By Female Playwrights at AS220 July 15th – 24th

Providence, RI — Festival51, Rhode Island’s Women’s Playwriting Festival will present four plays featuring the work of winning playwright’s from July 15-24 at AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street. Nights will feature two winning scripts will be performed each night in repertory.

While women make up 51% of the world’s population, the fact still stands that only 17% of plays produced in this country are female authored. Rhode Island-based Festival51 aims to change those numbers by putting women writers center stage in their 2nd annual Women’s Playwriting Festival. After receiving over 400 short play submissions from female writers all over the globe, 15 times the number of scripts received last year, the producers selected four winning scripts: Fabulous Monsters by Diana Burbano; Birds of a Feather by June Guralnick; The Difficult People by Jean Hartley Sidden; and Allergen by Jess Honovich.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Friday July 15th 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 16th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 17th 2:00pm

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 17th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER|

Friday July 22nd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 23rd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 24th 2:00pm

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 24th 7:00pm

 

AS220 BLACK BOX | 95 Empire St | Providence, RI 02903

Tickets $10.00 / free entry for Brown and RISD students with ID

For more information visit: http://as220.org/?s=festival+51

http://www.festival51.org/ | Facebook: /rifestival51 | Twitter: @rifestival51

Jul
24
Sun
Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:45pm // $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.

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Festival 51 Women’s Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Festival 51 Women's Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox

FESTIVAL51: RHODE ISLAND’S WOMEN’S PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
Premieres New Work By Female Playwrights at AS220 July 15th – 24th

Providence, RI — Festival51, Rhode Island’s Women’s Playwriting Festival will present four plays featuring the work of winning playwright’s from July 15-24 at AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street. Nights will feature two winning scripts will be performed each night in repertory.

While women make up 51% of the world’s population, the fact still stands that only 17% of plays produced in this country are female authored. Rhode Island-based Festival51 aims to change those numbers by putting women writers center stage in their 2nd annual Women’s Playwriting Festival. After receiving over 400 short play submissions from female writers all over the globe, 15 times the number of scripts received last year, the producers selected four winning scripts: Fabulous Monsters by Diana Burbano; Birds of a Feather by June Guralnick; The Difficult People by Jean Hartley Sidden; and Allergen by Jess Honovich.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Friday July 15th 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 16th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 17th 2:00pm

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 17th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER|

Friday July 22nd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 23rd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 24th 2:00pm

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 24th 7:00pm

 

AS220 BLACK BOX | 95 Empire St | Providence, RI 02903

Tickets $10.00 / free entry for Brown and RISD students with ID

For more information visit: http://as220.org/?s=festival+51

http://www.festival51.org/ | Facebook: /rifestival51 | Twitter: @rifestival51

Festival 51 Women’s Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 9:30 pm
Festival 51 Women's Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox

FESTIVAL51: RHODE ISLAND’S WOMEN’S PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
Premieres New Work By Female Playwrights at AS220 July 15th – 24th

Providence, RI — Festival51, Rhode Island’s Women’s Playwriting Festival will present four plays featuring the work of winning playwright’s from July 15-24 at AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street. Nights will feature two winning scripts will be performed each night in repertory.

While women make up 51% of the world’s population, the fact still stands that only 17% of plays produced in this country are female authored. Rhode Island-based Festival51 aims to change those numbers by putting women writers center stage in their 2nd annual Women’s Playwriting Festival. After receiving over 400 short play submissions from female writers all over the globe, 15 times the number of scripts received last year, the producers selected four winning scripts: Fabulous Monsters by Diana Burbano; Birds of a Feather by June Guralnick; The Difficult People by Jean Hartley Sidden; and Allergen by Jess Honovich.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Friday July 15th 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 16th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 17th 2:00pm

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 17th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER|

Friday July 22nd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 23rd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 24th 2:00pm

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 24th 7:00pm

 

AS220 BLACK BOX | 95 Empire St | Providence, RI 02903

Tickets $10.00 / free entry for Brown and RISD students with ID

For more information visit: http://as220.org/?s=festival+51

http://www.festival51.org/ | Facebook: /rifestival51 | Twitter: @rifestival51

Jul
25
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with rotating faculty// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes *no class  7/4

This summer features a rotating and diverse faculty. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.

w/ Betsy Miller 6/6, 6/20
w/ Matthew Cumbie 6/13
w/ Katie McNamara 6/27
w/ Shannon Norquist 7/11
w/ Caitlin Trainor 7/18- 8/8
w/ Nikki Carrara 8/15
w/ Shannon Norquist 8/22, 8/29

MASSES (MELBOURNE) // VATS (SEATTLE) // FERAL RITE @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 1:00 am

MASSES (Melbourne, Austrialia)
https://massesmelbourne.bandcamp.com/

VATS (Seattle)
http://vatsseattle.bandcamp.com/releases

FERAL RITE (First show. Members of MEATBAG, CONSCRIPT)

9pm
$7
AS220
115 Empire St.
Distort Providence

Jul
26
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 26 @ 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.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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.

 

 

Fringe PVD: And Now No Flip Flops?
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fringe PVD: And Now No Flip Flops?

“And Now, No Flip Flops”
Meet Eliza: divorced with an ex-wife she couldn’t legally marry and cross-country co-custody of their 72 pound dog. Her search for a way to breathe again takes her from indoor skydiving to drill team tryouts, to making fish flashcards and yes, to losing her favorite flip flops. BRING YOUR EX-WIFE! SHE GETS IN FREE!

Directed by David Ford
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu0-z_GXajM
Website: elizagibsonperforms.com

Fringe PVD: This Gonna Be On the Test, Miss?
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fringe PVD: This Gonna Be On the Test, Miss?

This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?
A solo show written and performed by Ronna J Levy, directed by Tyler Spicer, and based on the true stories in a remedial English community college classroom

“‘This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?” is a solo show that has been 20 years in the making.  20 years ago I detoured from acting into academia.

I became so frustrated trying to explain what I teach (Remedial English is for dummies, right?) and more particularly whom I teach (What do you mean your students don’t do the work or buythe book or sleep in class?), and bumping against our cultural narrative, characterized by a Hollywood portrayal of the clichéd ghetto high school student.  I figured the best way to explain myself would be through the powerful medium of storytelling, more specifically the solo show.

“‘This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?” is based on the true stories from my 20 years teaching Remedial English in community college classrooms both in Los Angeles and New York City. Meet my students as I present classroom situations and characterizations of the academically underprepared and socio-economically disadvantaged students who are often misunderstood, represented by statistics, and portrayed as clichéd ghetto caricatures.

My students have always inspired me to tell their stories, their follies, their successes. But on a deeper level, the issues surrounding education and class and economics have compelled me to give a voice to this adult student population that is virtually voiceless, to make visible an academic environment that is virtually invisible.  I have to tell this story, not the Hollywood story of the clichéd ghetto students, not the story behind sensational headlines: NCLB, standard tests, and teacher evaluations, but the story of real students, real lives.

Now is the time to tell this story.  The story of higher education you don’t know; the story you need to know.

Japanese Breakfast, Littlefoot, Edgar Clinks, and Food Court
Jul 26 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 27 @ 1:00 am

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JAPANESE BREAKFAST:

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“Playing shows in basement bands may not offer adult security, just as writing songs about one of life’s worst losses doesn’t necessarily offer any resolutions, but survival is its own reward. And Psychopomp offers much more than that: at once cosmically huge and acutely personal, Zauner captures grief for the perversely intimate yet overwhelming pain it is. Long may she keep at this music thing.”

-Pitchfork

 

LITTLEFOOT:

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Mirror mirror on the wall, who makes the dreamiest tunes of them all?

EDGAR CLINKS:

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Jangle pop demigods.

FOOD COURT:

The best thing to hit the music scene since the providence place mall food court.

 

Jul
27
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 27 @ 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.

JulieShore

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 27 @ 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.

Fringe PVD: Streetcar to Nazareth
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fringe PVD: Streetcar to Nazareth

Streetcar to Nazareth
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Syn:-
To say of, and never to stop saying /of/ or hardly ever/ as the incorruptible winds blow tumbling
Words Sounds Noises Movements Scenery Lights into the foaming ferocious sea…as it tides up to surround  the imprints of ancient trilobites in the sand….

About the Artists:
James Celenza, Playwrite, has had plays performed at Perishable Theater for Think Tank Festival and the Providence Playwright’s Ten Minute Plays Festival; and by the Theater of  Bewilderment, the Barplays Festival, the Culture*Park Festival,  the Station Nation, Theater at Roots Cultural Center. And the 2015 Prov Fringe festival,
James co-produced the Station Nation: National Reflections on the Station Fire (2013) in collaboration with Soulographie and the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University; and the Barplays Festival (2010-11) with the Words Progress Administration Collective [Member of the Dramatists Guild of America.]

Patricia Thomas, Director, is a theatre artist based in Southern
New England. She began her career at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence where she appeared in numerous productions.
She has taught theatre and the performing arts  internationally and regionally. Co-founder and artistic director of Culture*Park Theatre in New Bedford, MA, Patricia is lead teaching artist for “Shakespeare 4 Kids,” a Culture*Park community theatre project with middle-schoolers, and director of the annual Culture*Park Short Plays Marathon. She is an instructor in the theater department at Bristol Community College. Patricia most recently appeared as “Alice” in Rapture, Blister, Burn, at The Wilbury Group in Providence.

Fringe PVD: black+white+Santa Claus=23
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fringe PVD: black+white+Santa Claus=23

Black + White + Santa Claus = 23
Controversy has followed Bill Pacer. Victimized several times by terrorists, he’s also taught in the inner city, run afoul of British police, worked child care, been an avowed nudist, met a Pope, dealt with censorship and roved though life with fervor and passion. Surviving near death last Christmas, Bill’s perspective on racial and religious differences,reality and who is Santa Claus is unique.

About the artist
Bill Pacer is a mature, open minded, and versatile  writer and SAG/AFTRA actor.  Bill has an unlimited perspective of life, and savors every breath and breathes boldly.

As a writer, Bill knows life is not just black and white. He has served as a war correspondent in Northern Ireland and edited a weekly newspaper. His articles have been published in various magazines and daily newspapers, including The Washington Post  andBaltimore Sun.

Will Go Far, LLC, epitomizes Bill’s exciting reality with solo shows about Ben Franklin, Mrs. Ben Franklin, and others.  And Will Go Far goes farther than simply G-rated shows. They strive to eschew social stigmas and question artificial barriers.

Known as Barefoot Bill Pacer due to his aversion to shoes, he strolls through life with joy and candor.  He loves the stage, film, television, and modeling. Bill has a multifarious background and desire.

He yearns for variety and challenge. His work spans concepts from kids to controversial, horror to humorous, silly to sad. The quintessential character actor, his interpretations are dynamic and exciting. While his signature roles are Scrooge and Ben Franklin, his true signature is the ability to bring life to different and diverse individuals.

Bill has tended to carve his own path. He co-wrote The Stockholders Meeting, which  premiered at the San Francisco Fringe Festival September 2013. The bawdy absurdist comedy about the bare facts of corporate greed boldly used nudity to covey the message.

Bill made his television debut on Romper Room in 1954 on WAAM-TV (now WJZ-TV) in Baltimore. Since then, he has enjoyed the theatrical. Described as uninhibited, eccentric, eclectic, exuberant and unique, Bill defies classification.

An actor with many stage and film credits, Bill pushes the edge. He investigates each personality with intensity, discovering traits and nuances to flesh out and flush out the true nature of the person portrayed.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barefootbill
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Barefootbill
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2386241/
Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/channels/barefootbill

Fringe PVD: Lifepoems in Motion
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fringe PVD: Lifepoems in Motion
Lifepoems in Motion

“Lifepoems in Motion” is an original theater/dance performance piece created by Kevin Olson and Lilly Cataldi with original percussion by Michael Goldberg. Using poems written by members of Kevin’s family, the play offers oral history through poetry, movement and percussion.

Kevin Olson and Lilly Cataldi, co-creators
Lilly Cataldi, choreographer
Michael Goldberg, original percussion
Poetry written by:  Lisa Silverberg Starr, former Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, Wayne C. Olson, Shira Olson, Harold Silverberg, Allen D. Olson, Iain M. Woessner, Circe Olson Woesnner, Kerry Olson, Amy Olson and Robert Silverberg.
Readers: Amy Olson, Lisa Silverberg Starr, Kevin Olson, Lilly Cataldi

ARTIST BIOS
KEVIN OLSON (Co-Director and Playwright) Kevin Olson established First Hand Theatrical in 2013 and has created two original scripts for the company – “Interrupting The Sermon” (presented at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival in 2015) and “This Is My Story: Mayses, 1938-1948″ (presented at URI Feinstein Campus Arts and Culture in 2016). Kevin holds a M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a B.S. in Speech and Theatre from SUNY Oneonta.

He has directed productions with Actors’ Theatre of St. Paul, Park Square Theater, University of Minnesota Theatre, Hope College Theatre, The Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, The Lark Theatre and Artists’ Exchange in Cranston, R.I.

He received a Twin Cities Drama Critics Circle KUDOS Award for his production of Brian Friel’s “Translations” at University of Minnesota Theatre.

Kevin has served on the Theater Department faculty at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and at the University of Michigan, Flint. Currently, he serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI), Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) and New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) teaching courses in Theater, Film and Communication.

LILLY CATALDI (Co-Director and Choreographer) has spent the past 40 years as a professional performer, writer, director, choreographer, and educator. Although Lilly is known locally for her talents as a vocal instructor and acting coach at her local studio, she has also directed and choreographed many productions throughout the years. Musicals include: Carousel, Once Upon a Mattress, Bye Bye Birdie, Lil Abner, and Oliver! Lilly has also created many original cabarets and musical reviews such as A Whole Lotta Cole and Goddess Sings the Blues.

When working with young people, Lilly has used theatre as a tool for developing the whole child, and has developed youth theatre programs in various schools and theatres in New England. She has staged many original works for children and adolescents such as Ali’s World, The Sherwood Diaries, Rudolph-A Winter’s Tail, and the critically acclaimed, Ready, Set…Grow!, for The Young Actors’ Guild in Portsmouth, NH.

A member of Actor’s Equity since 1972, Lilly has performed a wide variety of roles from the Peggy Clown in the National Company #1 of Godspell, to Lucky in a non-traditional production of Waiting for Godot with the New England Theatre Project of Portsmouth, NH.

Also an accomplished singer, Lilly has performed in numerous nightclubs and cabarets throughout the years, most notably with pianist Bobby Peaco. Lilly holds a degree in Human Development/Psychology from Lesley University and a certificate as a facilitator of Expressive Arts Education from Salve Regina’s Healing Arts Institute.

She currently works at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI as the Assistant to the Office of Academic Affairs. Lilly’s eclectic experiences in education, and as a professional performer, writer, director, and choreographer have led her to explore unique perspectives in education, meaning-making, healing arts, and human development through the expressive and
performing arts.


MICHAEL GOLDBERG (Percussion) was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and began studying drums when 8 years old. In his youth he studied vibraphone with Ray Alexander (of the George Shearing Quintet) and performed in concert with pianist Marian McPartland and vocalist Maxine Sullivan. Today he performs in Klezmer bands, sings in a choir and holds a BA in Music from URI.

FIRST HAND THEATRICAL Kevin Olson established First Hand Theatrical in 2013 and has created two original scripts for the company – “Interrupting The Sermon” (presented at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival in 2015) and “This Is My Story: Mayses, 1938-1948″ (presented at URI Feinstein Campus Arts and Culture in 2016). First Hand Theatrical creates original theater productions using primary source material drawn mainly from diverse cultural and social histories.

TAPESTRIES, WEATHERMAN, BIRDLADY, and ROB STOKER @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 1:00 am

WEATHERMAN

TAPESTRIES

BIRDLADY

ROB STOKER

Jars is currently a solo project created by musician and composer Robert Stocker. As a Rhode Island native, Robert has been immersed in music since childhood, playing numerous venues around RI. Since moving to New York to study music, Robert has expanded his knowledge and ability, drawing influences from artists like Chet Faker, Sufjan Stevens, and many others

Jul
28
Thu
Fringe PVD: black+white+Santa Claus=23
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fringe PVD: black+white+Santa Claus=23

Black + White + Santa Claus = 23
Controversy has followed Bill Pacer. Victimized several times by terrorists, he’s also taught in the inner city, run afoul of British police, worked child care, been an avowed nudist, met a Pope, dealt with censorship and roved though life with fervor and passion. Surviving near death last Christmas, Bill’s perspective on racial and religious differences,reality and who is Santa Claus is unique.

About the artist
Bill Pacer is a mature, open minded, and versatile  writer and SAG/AFTRA actor.  Bill has an unlimited perspective of life, and savors every breath and breathes boldly.

As a writer, Bill knows life is not just black and white. He has served as a war correspondent in Northern Ireland and edited a weekly newspaper. His articles have been published in various magazines and daily newspapers, including The Washington Post  andBaltimore Sun.

Will Go Far, LLC, epitomizes Bill’s exciting reality with solo shows about Ben Franklin, Mrs. Ben Franklin, and others.  And Will Go Far goes farther than simply G-rated shows. They strive to eschew social stigmas and question artificial barriers.

Known as Barefoot Bill Pacer due to his aversion to shoes, he strolls through life with joy and candor.  He loves the stage, film, television, and modeling. Bill has a multifarious background and desire.

He yearns for variety and challenge. His work spans concepts from kids to controversial, horror to humorous, silly to sad. The quintessential character actor, his interpretations are dynamic and exciting. While his signature roles are Scrooge and Ben Franklin, his true signature is the ability to bring life to different and diverse individuals.

Bill has tended to carve his own path. He co-wrote The Stockholders Meeting, which  premiered at the San Francisco Fringe Festival September 2013. The bawdy absurdist comedy about the bare facts of corporate greed boldly used nudity to covey the message.

Bill made his television debut on Romper Room in 1954 on WAAM-TV (now WJZ-TV) in Baltimore. Since then, he has enjoyed the theatrical. Described as uninhibited, eccentric, eclectic, exuberant and unique, Bill defies classification.

An actor with many stage and film credits, Bill pushes the edge. He investigates each personality with intensity, discovering traits and nuances to flesh out and flush out the true nature of the person portrayed.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barefootbill
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IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2386241/
Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/channels/barefootbill