Calendar

Feb
11
Thu
SITR – SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND @ AS220
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

RISA presents Songwriters in the Round at AS220

4 Songwriters ~ 4 Rounds ~ All Acoustic ~ All Original

 

Be a part of the audience, hear some great original music AND help select the theme for next month’s players….

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

$5 admission

7:00 p.m. ’til 8:30 p.m.

Romp of Otters Presents: Talkin’ Bout Some Revolutions @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Romp of Otters Presents: Talkin' Bout Some Revolutions @ AS220's Blackbox

Thursday, 2/11, 7:30pm

Talking ‘Bout Some Revolutions

hosted by Brown MFA Playwrights

A revolutionary play reading featuring work from a collection of new plays from Egypt and the 2011 events at Tahrir Square

Join us for another week of new works in progress from your favorite rompers! All performances take place at 95 Empire. $3-5 suggested donation or FREE with Brown/RISD student ID.

Romp of Otters [ROO] is Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community.Want to know more about ROO? Check out our website to find out what we’ve done and what we’re up to next: btrompofotters.wordpress.com.
Max Meditation @ 3rd Fl. Dance Studio, 95 Empire St.
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Max Meditation hosted by Michael Borge

Thursdays 8-9pm (doors open at 7:30), 95 Empire St. 3rd fl Dance Studio

$10 per visit

774-322-6518 for more information

Hann Cassidy, Wichita, and Littlefoot (solo) @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 11 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 12 @ 1:00 am
Feb
12
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 12 @ 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 1/1

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.

Romp of Otters Presents: The New Jim Crow; An Adaptation @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Romp of Otters Presents: The New Jim Crow; An Adaptation @ AS220's Blackbox

Friday, 2/12, 7:30pm

The New Jim Crow: An Adaptation

by Brad Wilson and Alexis

 

An experimental adaptation of Michelle Alexander’s seminal work, The New Jim Crow.

Join us for another week of new works in progress from your favorite rompers! All performances take place at 95 Empire. $3-5 suggested donation or FREE with Brown/RISD student ID.

Romp of Otters [ROO] is Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community.Want to know more about ROO? Check out our website to find out what we’ve done and what we’re up to next: btrompofotters.wordpress.com.
Sticky Stories III: Sexual Confessions and Awkward Adventures @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 12 @ 8:45 pm – 11:30 pm

Sticky Stories III: Sexual Confessions and Awkward Adventures is bringing back all those awkward memories! The Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health’s 3rd annual Sticky Stories is comedic community story-telling event, designed to create a space for participants to share hilarious stories from childhood or adolescence (or now if life is particularly amusing and ridiculous). We look forward to showcasing sticky stories about wet dreams, awkward crushes, embarrassing love letters, coming out stories, sexual debuts, locker room horror stories, menstruation disasters, or what folks thought sex was before they knew what sex was and more!

Online tickets available in tiered costs of $10, $15, and $20.
Tickets will also be sold at the door, at the same costs.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sticky-stories-iii-sexual-confessions-awkward-adventures-tickets-20532602567

Feb
13
Sat
Intro to Audio Recording @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Saturdays, February 13, 20, 27,
 $120

Instructor: Brett Lehrman

Learn the process and production involved with audio technology for various media and musical applications. In the workshop, we will explore the recording process in the audio lab at AS220, which is available for public use upon completion of this workshop. Participants in this workshop will complete a basic audio project and present it at the end of the final session.

This workshop is for musicians, audio enthusiast, media artists, and anyone looking to acquire the necessary skills for making audio creations. This course balances theoretical concepts with practical techniques to help you approach your future projects.

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/audio

Romp of Otters Presents: A Pot Luck and Play Reading @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Romp of Otters Presents: A Pot Luck and Play Reading @ AS220's Blackbox

Saturday, 2/13, 12pm

Potlucks + Play Readings

hosted by B/T Interruptors

 

Kicking off a biweekly, roaming play reading series of works by playwrights of color starting with Jackie Sibbles-Drury ‘s We are Proud to Present About the Herero of Namibia Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwest Afrika, Between the years 1884-1915. Anyone is welcome to read and everyone is welcome to bring food!

Join us for another week of new works in progress from your favorite rompers! All performances take place at 95 Empire. $3-5 suggested donation or FREE with Brown/RISD student ID.

Romp of Otters [ROO] is Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community.Want to know more about ROO? Check out our website to find out what we’ve done and what we’re up to next: btrompofotters.wordpress.com.
Fab Lab Foundations 2: Introduction to the CNC Router @ AS220 Labs
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Register Here 

This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety.  You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.

Our machine is a ShopBot PRS standard 96 with a cutting area of 96″ (x-axis) x 48″ (y-axis) x 6″ (z-axis). The machine is capable of machining 2D parts (profile, pockets, drilling) and making 3D carvings.  This workshop only covers 2D tool paths, not 3D carvings.

This workshop consists of two parts, 1 3-hour instructional session and a followup session on the machine where you run a project on the machine.

Prerequisites
While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design. Not familiar with using computers at all? We also offer a basic computer training workshop
Romp of Otters Presents: Hotline by Maurice Decaul @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Romp of Otters Presents: Hotline by Maurice Decaul @ AS220's Blackbox

Saturday, 2/13, 3pm

Helpline

by Maurice Decaul, directed by Marcel Antonio Mascaro

 

A short play about a veteran seeking help to quench an anger, a rage, a pain that is truly unquenchable.

Join us for another week of new works in progress from your favorite rompers! All performances take place at 95 Empire. $3-5 suggested donation or FREE with Brown/RISD student ID.

Romp of Otters [ROO] is Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community.Want to know more about ROO? Check out our website to find out what we’ve done and what we’re up to next: btrompofotters.wordpress.com.
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Feb 13 @ 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!

IMPROV IN PROV #9: Stratosphere Giant, Txoka Txoka, Baylies Band, Aurora Dynasty, G.T Arpe, Be The Seen, and Fable Grazer @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 1:00 am
IMPROV IN PROV #9
Be The Seen
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Romp of Otters Presents: “An Emoticon is A Sign that Something has Shifted” By Lillian Mengesha and Stephanie Miller @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Romp of Otters Presents: "An Emoticon is A Sign that Something has Shifted" By Lillian Mengesha and Stephanie Miller @ AS220's Blackbox

Saturday, 2/13, 7:30pm

An Emotion is a Sign That Something Has Shifted

by Lily Mengesha and Stefanie Miller

 

An Emotion is an exploration of attachments to objects, people, and places that are no longer here, or might be someplace else. Like flipping through an old family photo album, we play with the gaps in recollection and the materials that remain. We are building the entryway to somewhere back-forward and over there. 

Join us for another week of new works in progress from your favorite rompers! All performances take place at 95 Empire. $3-5 suggested donation or FREE with Brown/RISD student ID.

Romp of Otters [ROO] is Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community.Want to know more about ROO? Check out our website to find out what we’ve done and what we’re up to next: btrompofotters.wordpress.com.
Feb
14
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 14 @ 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 (www.shea-training.com) 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
Feb 14 @ 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.

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Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Feb 14 @ 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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COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together) Presents “Four Legs to Stand On” @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together) Presents "Four Legs to Stand On" @ AS220's Blackbox

Four Legs to Stand On
By, Ana Bess Moyer Bell, Maya Hormadaly and Jessica Schroeder

Four Legs to Stand On is a modern American story. All is not well on the home front. Sam, freshly home from his first year at college, finds himself and his family in new, strange territory. Two illnesses are eating away at his family’s foundation. Only cancer is allowed a voice at the dinner table. Substance abuse and addiction are the other maladies. This story exposes the secrecy that shrouds the topic of addiction. Opening up to this problem and highlighting the importance of support and family are the goals and the hope. Through humor and realism contrasted against hypocrisy, this story invites the audience to take a seat at the table. We all need to acknowledge our American struggle with addiction. It is as close as friends and family.

 

Learn more about COAAST here: www.coaast.com
Check out our blog here: www.coaast.com/blog
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/coaastri

Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

Feb
16
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 16 @ 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.

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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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