Calendar

Feb
25
Sat
A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce by Vatic Kuumba
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce by Vatic Kuumba

Furtive Movement is a term used to justify the use of force

          We are using farce to brainstorm a way out of the shadows.  A Furtive Movement Act 1: The Use of Farce is set in an alternate future that parallels our present. 1000+  people killed by police every year.  The story is told from the perspective of one of the counted victims of the state. The death of the narrator inspired protest riots and the formation of  a  black billionaire Super PAC that funnels dark money to radical community building organizations of color.

         The first project grants to be awarded go to a West African self help guru, a girl scout troop that gives belts to thugs, the manufacturer of bulletproof hoodies, a documentarian obsessed with showing the life and death of a victim of police violence.

The strain of an oppressive state threatens The union of one dark and lonesome soul to another jeopardizing those rare bonds in the years where your self is found.

They love each other but she is a blooming professional and he is a traumatized shut in. Using a spell from a celebrity sorceress, the woman attempts to heal the man.

Is there a therapy for society. Can the infrastructure stand and be repurposed or does is all need to burned and be rebuilt with altered intention?

April 17-18 and April 24-25, 7 PM

April 19 and 26th, 2 PM

$20 tickets, $10 student and low income tickets.  Free for Brown and RISD Students with ID.

CREATIVE TEAM:

Vatic Kuumba  (Playwright/Producer)

Ron Lewis (Director)

DS Kinsel (Set Design)

Funmilayo Aileru (Video and Graphic Artist)

Ryan Alves  (Illustration/Projections)

Alex Ruiz (Lights)

 

CAST

Yemi Owojori- Omisore

Esteban Coronado

Muggs fogarty

Marshal Gilson

Pheonyx williams

Christopher Johnson

Becky Bass

Delbert Collins

Elyssa Perez

King Lyric


Mar
2
Thu
The Manton Avenue Project Presents The Favorite Book Plays @ AS220's Blackbox
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents The Favorite Book Plays @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Once Upon a Time: the favorite book plays! is the culminating production of The Manton Avenue Project’s Play-It-Again program, an afterschool playwriting course for fourth- and fifth-graders. Ten young playwrights have each written a play inspired by their favorite books and literary characters. Join us as we explore the books that have had the greatest impact on our students’ lives. The Manton Avenue Project seeks to nurture the unique potential of Olneyville’s young people by unleashing their creative voices and uniting them with adult artists to create original theatre.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door and will be available on Eventbrite.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1044387319000653/

 

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

 

Mar
3
Fri
The Manton Avenue Project Presents The Favorite Book Plays @ AS220's Blackbox
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents The Favorite Book Plays @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Once Upon a Time: the favorite book plays! is the culminating production of The Manton Avenue Project’s Play-It-Again program, an afterschool playwriting course for fourth- and fifth-graders. Ten young playwrights have each written a play inspired by their favorite books and literary characters. Join us as we explore the books that have had the greatest impact on our students’ lives. The Manton Avenue Project seeks to nurture the unique potential of Olneyville’s young people by unleashing their creative voices and uniting them with adult artists to create original theatre.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door and will be available on Eventbrite.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1044387319000653/

 

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

 

Live Bait: Tatoo @ 95 Empire Black Box
Mar 3 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

 

Tattoo

Time for show and tell. Or just tell… What’s your story?

If you have a true story that in any way, shape or form fits March’s theme, TATTOO, you absolutely must come to Live Bait, put your name in the fishbowl and, when your name is called, come up and tell it. Remember: no notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six-minute time limit. Of course, all are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen. 

Please note that March’s Live Bait will be back at 10:00pm! Take a nap if you have to. You’ll not want to miss this show!

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

 

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

Mar
4
Sat
The Manton Avenue Project Presents The Favorite Book Plays @ AS220's Blackbox
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents The Favorite Book Plays @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

 

Once Upon a Time: the favorite book plays! is the culminating production of The Manton Avenue Project’s Play-It-Again program, an afterschool playwriting course for fourth- and fifth-graders. Ten young playwrights have each written a play inspired by their favorite books and literary characters. Join us as we explore the books that have had the greatest impact on our students’ lives. The Manton Avenue Project seeks to nurture the unique potential of Olneyville’s young people by unleashing their creative voices and uniting them with adult artists to create original theatre.

 

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door and will be available on Eventbrite.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1044387319000653/

 

Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Mar 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.

Mar
5
Sun
A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce by Vatic Kuumba
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce by Vatic Kuumba

Furtive Movement is a term used to justify the use of force

          We are using farce to brainstorm a way out of the shadows.  A Furtive Movement Act 1: The Use of Farce is set in an alternate future that parallels our present. 1000+  people killed by police every year.  The story is told from the perspective of one of the counted victims of the state. The death of the narrator inspired protest riots and the formation of  a  black billionaire Super PAC that funnels dark money to radical community building organizations of color.

         The first project grants to be awarded go to a West African self help guru, a girl scout troop that gives belts to thugs, the manufacturer of bulletproof hoodies, a documentarian obsessed with showing the life and death of a victim of police violence.

The strain of an oppressive state threatens The union of one dark and lonesome soul to another jeopardizing those rare bonds in the years where your self is found.

They love each other but she is a blooming professional and he is a traumatized shut in. Using a spell from a celebrity sorceress, the woman attempts to heal the man.

Is there a therapy for society. Can the infrastructure stand and be repurposed or does is all need to burned and be rebuilt with altered intention?

April 17-18 and April 24-25, 7 PM

April 19 and 26th, 2 PM

$20 tickets, $10 student and low income tickets.  Free for Brown and RISD Students with ID.

CREATIVE TEAM:

Vatic Kuumba  (Playwright/Producer)

Ron Lewis (Director)

DS Kinsel (Set Design)

Funmilayo Aileru (Video and Graphic Artist)

Ryan Alves  (Illustration/Projections)

Alex Ruiz (Lights)

 

CAST

Yemi Owojori- Omisore

Esteban Coronado

Muggs fogarty

Marshal Gilson

Pheonyx williams

Christopher Johnson

Becky Bass

Delbert Collins

Elyssa Perez

King Lyric


The Manton Avenue Project Presents The Favorite Book Plays @ AS220's Blackbox
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents The Favorite Book Plays @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

 

Once Upon a Time: the favorite book plays! is the culminating production of The Manton Avenue Project’s Play-It-Again program, an afterschool playwriting course for fourth- and fifth-graders. Ten young playwrights have each written a play inspired by their favorite books and literary characters. Join us as we explore the books that have had the greatest impact on our students’ lives. The Manton Avenue Project seeks to nurture the unique potential of Olneyville’s young people by unleashing their creative voices and uniting them with adult artists to create original theatre.

 

Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door and will be available on Eventbrite.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1044387319000653/

 

Mar
10
Fri
Proxies Performance Event
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Proxies Performance Event

The universe is full of stars and wishes that guide our day dreaming and building. The invisible, the unsaid, the artificial. They come to us when we call in need and love.

“Proxies” will cultivate a space for communal healing and modes of knowledge that center on resistant constructions of beauty and monstrosity, the potentials of plants and animals, trashy fictions, queer futures. By refusing the imposition of power under oppressive regimes, “Proxies” engages the unknown as an interactive guidebook for resilience.


Featured artists include Compton Quashie, Sebastian Castro-Niculescu, Stefania Gomez, and Mattress.

Friday, March 10th, 8pm
$5, free for Brown and RISD students with ID
Mar
11
Sat
No Bad Days: Written and Performed by Alyssa Limperis
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
No Bad Days: Written and Performed by Alyssa Limperis

My dad was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2014, died in 2015 and we’ve just left 2016. This show takes you through the impossibly painful journey of saying goodbye while introducing you to his magical, eccentric spirit that never left. We will cry. But my dad once sent me to school with fake poop to “spice things up in algebra” so we will take breaks from crying as well. The 45-minute show’s foundation is stand up material that I have worked on since my dad was first diagnosed. Not surprisingly, through the longest, loneliest, darkest stretch of my life, I wrote the jokes I most enjoy telling. Laughter became a necessary part of our bleak journey and this show highlights the light in those unbearable moments.

ASPERGER’S ARE US @ AS220 Black Box Theatre
Mar 11 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 12 @ 12:00 am
Asperger’s Are Us, the first comedy troupe made up solely of artists on the autism spectrum, performs their absurd, dark, deadpan comedy sketches followed by a q&a session with the audience.
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“Audiences don’t usually know what to expect from Asperger’s Are Us, a Boston sketch comedy troupe made up solely of artists on the autism spectrum. Will they use self-deprecating humor about life with Asperger’s syndrome? Are they hoping to shed light on a serious condition? Will they be something like Sheldon, the socially inept character on CBS’s ‘The Big Bang Theory’? The answer, it turns out, is none of the above. Instead of focusing on the condition, the four men who make up the troupe perform skits and monologues that reflect their thoughts, perspectives and offbeat sensibilities, often characterized by deadpan and absurd humor… the guys are not looking for sympathy laughs or polite applause. Their show is not an autism awareness campaign, they say. They want people to laugh simply because they’re funny.” – New York Times
Weird as the per­form­ances were, they were in line with the type of sketch I like from Kids in the Hall or Whitest Kids U’Know—oddball char­ac­ters, goofy premises, and clev­er word­play. As a neur­o­typ­ic­al per­son who is gen­er­ally ig­nor­ant of aut­ism, I didn’t know what to make of the As­per­ger’s as­pect of the act. As a dis­crim­in­at­ing fan of al­tern­at­ive com­edy, I ate it up.” Philadelphia Weekly 
Trailer for Netflix documentary:

Mar
12
Sun
Live Pro(v) Wrestling @ AS220 Black Box
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 13 @ 9:30 pm

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Live Professional Wrestling at the Black Box returns! Come see Local and Out of State wrestlers in a fun environment.

All ages, 21+ to drink.

$10 day of event

Live Music by: Math The Band The Band

Mar
14
Tue
The Arkham Film Society presents:
Mar 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Tuesday
November 15th

9:00 pm Start

$5.00

Black Box Theater
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

 

Mar
15
Wed
Nerd Night RI
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nerd Night RI

Nerd Nite RI is a monthly event held in more than 100 cities across the globe during which several speakers give 18-20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines.

Brain Week RI is part of international Brain Awareness Week, which takes place each March to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

It seemed natural that these two groups would get together to host a collaborative event in Providence to further promote brainy-ness and nerdy-ness throughout the community.

Join us on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 from 7PM – 9PM at the Blackbox Theatre (95 Empire St., Providence, RI  02903) for this opportunity to take part in both phenomenon simultaneously.  Topics and presentations will be on all-things-neuroscience.

Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/212618362546355/

Tickets Available Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brain-week-nerd-nite-collaboration-tickets-32142083838

Nerd Nite! @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
16
Thu
PTSD: From Trauma to Treatment
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
PTSD: From Trauma to Treatment

PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a serious mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It affects about 3.5% of adult Americans and 14% of Veterans at any given point and twice as many over the course of a lifetime. This panel will address PTSD and cutting edge treatments from the perspective of researchers, clinicians, and patients.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ptsdtrauma-to-treatment-tickets-32184781548?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

Mar
17
Fri
UNKN STUDIOS FASHION SHOW + MUSIC!
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
UNKN STUDIOS FASHION SHOW + MUSIC!

 

 

UNKN STUDIOS FASHION SHOW HOSTED BY THE DAILY NOTE
PERFORMANCES FROM:
NINO GREEN
STEEZO
KING OSF
DAZMERCHANT
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE !!
UNKN STUDIOS
ALPHABETS
INSANE BY HUMANITY .

Mar
19
Sun
A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce by Vatic Kuumba
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce by Vatic Kuumba

Furtive Movement is a term used to justify the use of force

          We are using farce to brainstorm a way out of the shadows.  A Furtive Movement Act 1: The Use of Farce is set in an alternate future that parallels our present. 1000+  people killed by police every year.  The story is told from the perspective of one of the counted victims of the state. The death of the narrator inspired protest riots and the formation of  a  black billionaire Super PAC that funnels dark money to radical community building organizations of color.

         The first project grants to be awarded go to a West African self help guru, a girl scout troop that gives belts to thugs, the manufacturer of bulletproof hoodies, a documentarian obsessed with showing the life and death of a victim of police violence.

The strain of an oppressive state threatens The union of one dark and lonesome soul to another jeopardizing those rare bonds in the years where your self is found.

They love each other but she is a blooming professional and he is a traumatized shut in. Using a spell from a celebrity sorceress, the woman attempts to heal the man.

Is there a therapy for society. Can the infrastructure stand and be repurposed or does is all need to burned and be rebuilt with altered intention?

April 17-18 and April 24-25, 7 PM

April 19 and 26th, 2 PM

$20 tickets, $10 student and low income tickets.  Free for Brown and RISD Students with ID.

CREATIVE TEAM:

Vatic Kuumba  (Playwright/Producer)

Ron Lewis (Director)

DS Kinsel (Set Design)

Funmilayo Aileru (Video and Graphic Artist)

Ryan Alves  (Illustration/Projections)

Alex Ruiz (Lights)

 

CAST

Yemi Owojori- Omisore

Esteban Coronado

Muggs fogarty

Marshal Gilson

Pheonyx williams

Christopher Johnson

Becky Bass

Delbert Collins

Elyssa Perez

King Lyric


Mar
24
Fri
Head Trick Theatre Company Present “She Would If She Could” By George Etheredge
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

She Would If She Could, Head Trick Theatre’s spring show, follows the clever, the lustful, and the oblivious through the houses, public gardens, and restaurants of Restoration London.  Full of verbal wit and physical farce by turns, George Etherege’s comedy gently mocks both human failings and theatrical conventions through the adventures of Ned Courtall (a wily skirt-chaser), Gatty and Ariana (witty women determined to enjoy themselves in London), Sir Oliver and Lady Cockwood (caught between their real wishes and society’s expectations), and their respective wingmen/women.

Friday, March 24: 7:00pm

Saturday, March 25: 7:00pm

Sunday, March 26: 2:00pm

Thursday, March 30: 7:00pm

Friday, March 31: 7:00pm

Saturday, April 1: 7:00pm

Sunday, April 2: 2:00pm

Tickets $15

Head Trick Theatre Company Present “She Would If She Could” By George Etheredge
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

She Would If She Could, Head Trick Theatre’s spring show, follows the clever, the lustful, and the oblivious through the houses, public gardens, and restaurants of Restoration London.  Full of verbal wit and physical farce by turns, George Etherege’s comedy gently mocks both human failings and theatrical conventions through the adventures of Ned Courtall (a wily skirt-chaser), Gatty and Ariana (witty women determined to enjoy themselves in London), Sir Oliver and Lady Cockwood (caught between their real wishes and society’s expectations), and their respective wingmen/women.

Friday, March 24: 7:00pm

Saturday, March 25: 7:00pm

Sunday, March 26: 2:00pm

Thursday, March 30: 7:00pm

Friday, March 31: 7:00pm

Saturday, April 1: 7:00pm

Sunday, April 2: 2:00pm

Tickets $15