What did You get done this weekend?

What do "Kid President," a turtle, and magic snow have in common? To answer that question, please turn your attention to The Manton Avenue Project's presentation of Pedal Power: the bicycle play! The MAP's (Manton Avenue Project) mission is "Theatre by children. For everyone." How they accomplish this is really something else. Depending on who they partner… Continue reading What did You get done this weekend?

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Directorial Vision: Rebecca Maxfield makes the Cradle Will Rock simply, honest.

Head Trick Theater’s director Rebecca Maxfield wasn’t thinking about contemporary politics or parallels when she selected the 1937 labor musical The Cradle Will Rock as one of the two shows the company is putting on during their residency at AS220. Instead, the show, originally funded for development and production by the Works Progress Administration under… Continue reading Directorial Vision: Rebecca Maxfield makes the Cradle Will Rock simply, honest.

Let your voice be heard: a night out at the Providence Poetry Slam

The audience sits in messy rows of folding chairs at AS220’s Main Stage, some alone, some with friends, people linger at the back and lean against the walls. Tonight they are subdued, which is why Vatic, co-director of the Providence Poetry Slam and the evening’s MC, urges the crowd to make some noise, “It’s not… Continue reading Let your voice be heard: a night out at the Providence Poetry Slam