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Nov
17
Sun
Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Nov
29
Fri
IN OVER HEAD : The Live, Quick-Draw, Variety Game Show @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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IN OVER HEAD is a live quick-draw variety game show that pits audience members head-to-head. Using only dry-erase markers, overhead projectors, and their memory, contestants are given randomly selected characters from pop culture to draw in only 30 seconds. Who will be crowned The Best? Does it matter? Find out live at AS220’s Black Box Theater @ 95 Empire Street in Providence on Friday, November 28 (Black Friday). Featured acts and special guests TBA. Admission is $5-10 (sliding scale) and free for Brown/RISD Students with student ID.

Friday, November 28th 2019
AS220 Black Box Theater
$5-10 (sliding scale)
All Ages

Dec
4
Wed
Invoice for Emotional Labor by Christopher Johnson @ Black Box Theater
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Invoice for Emotional Labor” is panned to be a multi discipline solo performance answering the asked and not so obvious unasked questions about race and racism from the perspective of poet and 2018 McColl Johnson finalist and RISCA Playwright fellow Christopher Johnson. The lexicon of race in matters of social justice has been rapidly evolving over the last 3-5 years, the responsibility of explaining phenomena like micro aggression, black face, and what is considered racist, has fallen upon the shoulders of people of color. Being a person of color answering these questions while dealing with racism in daily life is draining and repeatedly opening or enlarging psychological wounds. The process of caring for those wounds while continuing to explain, clarify and teach about one’s existence is emotional labor.

Inspired by John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons,” playwright Christopher Johnson answers questions previously asked of him. He will provide the audience members with an education, in a one-person performance using, poetry and story. Covering racial etiquette, historic facts not taught in school, cultural differences i.e. why they are important, defunct unacceptable cultural practices, unconscious bias, why Webster’s definition of racism is obsolete, the blurred lines of cultural appropriation and cultural exchange etc, the playwright answers questions frequently asked on social media, in periodicals, op-eds and general conversation. The playwright’s extensive experience in performance poetry, specifically slam, and storytelling lends itself to disseminate extensive amounts of information with brevity and levity while keeping audiences engaged and entertained. Information will come from research authors like Charshee C. L. McIntyre, Toni Morrison, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. There will also be a talkback between playwright and audience.

 

Tickets – $10, register in the link above!

Dec
5
Thu
Cocktails and Screens! @ AS220 Black Box
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Cocktails and Screens is a monthly film event that screens local short films followed by a Q&A/feedback session with the film creators!

Screenings every first Thursday of the month and open to the general public.
Come check out the latest short films from Rhode Island filmmakers and enjoy a delicious beverage at the AS220 bar. Enjoy a Q & A with the creators after each screening and revel in creating and strengthening the film community in Rhode Island!
FREE admission, Doors at 7pm.
Dec
7
Sat
Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Dec
14
Sat
The Weather Outside Is Frightful But The Wrestle Party Is So Delightful! @ AS220 Black Box
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In a special SATURDAY edition of the Wrestle Party:

The weather is finally as cold as the tyrannical King Leon’s heart. Snowflakes pile up like the stacks of dollar bills at new money mark and owner Brian 4 Ever’s cowboy boots. His legal counsel Judge Logan Chambers might have a beard that looks like Santa’s, but he’s judging everyone as naughty and punishing them wickedly (but not in a hot kinky way… just in a mean and nasty way). Indeed, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Providence Wrestle Party. Gone are the days where wrestlers earned their opportunities through merit, prowess, skill, and entertaining chicanery. Now: nepotism, cronyism, corporatization, corruption, profit-driven madness! Who can stop this?! There is but one silver bells lining. A glimmer of hope has emerged in the form of the meta-human-super-hero Insane Dick Lane. Despite roadblock after roadblock put before him by the powers that be, the crowd favorite Dick rose to the challenge yet again and won last month’s Shmoyal Shmumble. Now, hard as ever, Dick has obtained one more shot, mano a mano, one on one, to face the King for the PROVIDENCE CHAMPIONSHIP!

ALSO ON THIS EPISODE:

Last month Sully Banger hit a mid Rocky Horror Picture Show song singing Timothy Kilgore with a chair to take his spot in the Shmumble. What song will Kilgore sing to us to let us know how deeply he feels about this development? Also, what is it that the theatre kids consumed at 8:00 am in high school to make them have so much energy?

Former owner Ernie Boch Jr. was once again thrown into the Shumble match last month as some cruel form of hazing. A madman Slade with a kendo stick beat him up and poor Ernie said it was very ouchie! Is he ok? Apparently Math the Band is BACK at Boch’s beckoning despite Brian 4 Ever insistence on using royalty free music for everyone’s entrances. The battle of ownership marches on!

King Leon’s squire seems a wee bit Jealous of King’s new “best friend” Brian. Oooh… how juicy! How titillating! *popcorn* Much drama!

The Shumble saw many a combatant from friend promotion the Boston League of Wicked Wrestlers. Now, a trifecta from BLOWW, Valentine, Becky and Kathleen will take on the formidable ring tacticians in the Dirt City Murder Crew. WHAT A MATCH! IT’S A FESTIVUS FOR THE WRESTLAZ!

All this and more at December’s WRESTLE PARTY!

SATURDAY, December 14th
$10 at the door (Free w/ Brown ID)
Special SATURDAY 8:00 pm BELL TIME!
95 Empire Street

Jan
2
Thu
Cocktails and Screens! @ AS220 Black Box
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

C&SLogo C&SPanelC&SSign

 

Cocktails and Screens is a monthly film event that screens local short films followed by a Q&A/feedback session with the film creators!

Screenings every first Thursday of the month and open to the general public.
Come check out the latest short films from Rhode Island filmmakers and enjoy a delicious beverage at the AS220 bar. Enjoy a Q & A with the creators after each screening and revel in creating and strengthening the film community in Rhode Island!
FREE admission, Doors at 7pm.
Jan
4
Sat
Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Jan 4 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Jan
9
Thu
How Many Bushels Am I Worth? @ AS220 Black Box
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The original play, making its Providence debut, captures a Kiev family’s agonizing decision in 1976 to flee the Soviet Union for the United States. Based on the life of playwright Bena Shklyanoy, “How Many Bushels Am I Worth?” marks close to five decades of Soviet-Jewish immigration to America. Tickets are $20. The event, which opened in 2018 to critical acclaim in Chicago, is produced by AppleDoesNotFall.com and FirstHand Theatrical, a Rhode Island-based theater company. A companion piece “And Then What?” had a Providence run in 2017.

Jan
10
Fri
How Many Bushels Am I Worth? @ AS220 Black Box
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The original play, making its Providence debut, captures a Kiev family’s agonizing decision in 1976 to flee the Soviet Union for the United States. Based on the life of playwright Bena Shklyanoy, “How Many Bushels Am I Worth?” marks close to five decades of Soviet-Jewish immigration to America. Tickets are $20. The event, which opened in 2018 to critical acclaim in Chicago, is produced by AppleDoesNotFall.com and FirstHand Theatrical, a Rhode Island-based theater company. A companion piece “And Then What?” had a Providence run in 2017.

Jan
11
Sat
How Many Bushels Am I Worth? @ AS220 Black Box
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The original play, making its Providence debut, captures a Kiev family’s agonizing decision in 1976 to flee the Soviet Union for the United States. Based on the life of playwright Bena Shklyanoy, “How Many Bushels Am I Worth?” marks close to five decades of Soviet-Jewish immigration to America. Tickets are $20. The event, which opened in 2018 to critical acclaim in Chicago, is produced by AppleDoesNotFall.com and FirstHand Theatrical, a Rhode Island-based theater company. A companion piece “And Then What?” had a Providence run in 2017.

Jan
12
Sun
How Many Bushels Am I Worth? @ AS220 Black Box
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The original play, making its Providence debut, captures a Kiev family’s agonizing decision in 1976 to flee the Soviet Union for the United States. Based on the life of playwright Bena Shklyanoy, “How Many Bushels Am I Worth?” marks close to five decades of Soviet-Jewish immigration to America. Tickets are $20. The event, which opened in 2018 to critical acclaim in Chicago, is produced by AppleDoesNotFall.com and FirstHand Theatrical, a Rhode Island-based theater company. A companion piece “And Then What?” had a Providence run in 2017.

Feb
1
Sat
Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Feb 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Feb
6
Thu
Cocktails and Screens! @ AS220 Black Box
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

C&SLogo C&SPanelC&SSign

 

Cocktails and Screens is a monthly film event that screens local short films followed by a Q&A/feedback session with the film creators!

Screenings every first Thursday of the month and open to the general public.
Come check out the latest short films from Rhode Island filmmakers and enjoy a delicious beverage at the AS220 bar. Enjoy a Q & A with the creators after each screening and revel in creating and strengthening the film community in Rhode Island!
FREE admission, Doors at 7pm.
Feb
13
Thu
The Psych Drama Company presents At Home at the Zoo @ AS220 Black Box
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Home at the Zoo combines Albee’s classic, The Zoo Story, with its prequel, Homelife, to form a complete story of Peter (a book editor), Ann (his wife), and Jerry (a desperate man Peter meets in the park). The play begins by offering a revealing look at Peter and Ann’s boring marriage and their brutal, failed attempts to communicate about it. The tone changes dramatically when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.

The Psych Drama Company present our plays in an immersive environment and all productions conclude with post-show discussions led by mental health professionals. To learn more, visit www.thepsychdramacompany.com

Feb
14
Fri
The Psych Drama Company presents At Home at the Zoo @ AS220 Black Box
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Home at the Zoo combines Albee’s classic, The Zoo Story, with its prequel, Homelife, to form a complete story of Peter (a book editor), Ann (his wife), and Jerry (a desperate man Peter meets in the park). The play begins by offering a revealing look at Peter and Ann’s boring marriage and their brutal, failed attempts to communicate about it. The tone changes dramatically when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.

The Psych Drama Company present our plays in an immersive environment and all productions conclude with post-show discussions led by mental health professionals. To learn more, visit www.thepsychdramacompany.com

Feb
15
Sat
The Psych Drama Company presents At Home at the Zoo @ AS220 Black Box
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Home at the Zoo combines Albee’s classic, The Zoo Story, with its prequel, Homelife, to form a complete story of Peter (a book editor), Ann (his wife), and Jerry (a desperate man Peter meets in the park). The play begins by offering a revealing look at Peter and Ann’s boring marriage and their brutal, failed attempts to communicate about it. The tone changes dramatically when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.

The Psych Drama Company present our plays in an immersive environment and all productions conclude with post-show discussions led by mental health professionals. To learn more, visit www.thepsychdramacompany.com

Feb
16
Sun
The Psych Drama Company presents At Home at the Zoo @ AS220 Black Box
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At Home at the Zoo combines Albee’s classic, The Zoo Story, with its prequel, Homelife, to form a complete story of Peter (a book editor), Ann (his wife), and Jerry (a desperate man Peter meets in the park). The play begins by offering a revealing look at Peter and Ann’s boring marriage and their brutal, failed attempts to communicate about it. The tone changes dramatically when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.

The Psych Drama Company present our plays in an immersive environment and all productions conclude with post-show discussions led by mental health professionals. To learn more, visit www.thepsychdramacompany.com

Feb
20
Thu
The Psych Drama Company presents At Home at the Zoo @ AS220 Black Box
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Home at the Zoo combines Albee’s classic, The Zoo Story, with its prequel, Homelife, to form a complete story of Peter (a book editor), Ann (his wife), and Jerry (a desperate man Peter meets in the park). The play begins by offering a revealing look at Peter and Ann’s boring marriage and their brutal, failed attempts to communicate about it. The tone changes dramatically when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.

The Psych Drama Company present our plays in an immersive environment and all productions conclude with post-show discussions led by mental health professionals. To learn more, visit www.thepsychdramacompany.com

Feb
21
Fri
The Psych Drama Company presents At Home at the Zoo @ AS220 Black Box
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Home at the Zoo combines Albee’s classic, The Zoo Story, with its prequel, Homelife, to form a complete story of Peter (a book editor), Ann (his wife), and Jerry (a desperate man Peter meets in the park). The play begins by offering a revealing look at Peter and Ann’s boring marriage and their brutal, failed attempts to communicate about it. The tone changes dramatically when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.

The Psych Drama Company present our plays in an immersive environment and all productions conclude with post-show discussions led by mental health professionals. To learn more, visit www.thepsychdramacompany.com