AS220 Streaming Sessions: J.R. and the Worship Band

September 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AS220 Black Box
95 Empire Street

This is a LIMITED AUDIENCE performance and live stream:

When performing as J.R. and the Worship Band, J.R. strives to be the gay Raffi for gay adults.

Join J.R. and the Band for an evening of singing songs and feeling feelings.

J.R. Uretsky weaves performance, video, puppetry, and sculpture into emotionally charged, affective artworks that shift seamlessly between autobiography and fiction. Uretsky’s work confronts viewers with expressive confessions that test the bounds of comfort, personal space, and acceptable presence. The characters that emerge through her performances are relatable yet also alien and non-specific, forging an ambiguous space where emotion is the remaining constant.

Uretsky was included in the 2013 DeCordova Biennial at The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Uretsky has also performed and exhibited at Art Basel Miami, FL, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Rhode Island School of  Design Museum, and the Museum of Art and Design in New York.  Uretsky’s work has been published in print, online, and video journals such as Sculpture Magazine, Headmaster Magazine, Gaga Stigmata, Big Red & Shiny, and ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art.

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AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high-quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed, or pre-recorded weekly performances! Starting Fall 2021 Streaming Sessions are open to limited audiences and tickets are available via online presale. AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts, offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event canceled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit to donate.

The Black Box is located at 95 Empire Street, Providence RI

– If you have any symptoms related to COVID-19 on the night of the show, please stay home!

– Prior to the show, patrons are encouraged to visit AS220 Foo(d) and Drink while waiting for doors to open. Food and beverages are not permitted in the Black Box during the show.

– Patrons must wear a mask at all times while in the venue.

– Seating will be available in the Black Box