2020 FESTIVAL UPDATE:
For the health and security of our community, Artists' Exchange's 2020 One Act Play Festival has been canceled. We are deeply saddened by this, but know it is the best decision in order to help keep our artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons safe as we follow state and Department of Health regulations and guidelines regarding operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Good News: We will be hosting a Virtual Reading & Celebration on Friday, July 31st at 7pm!
Join us on July 31st to celebrate Artists' Exchange's One Act Play Festival with a special virtual Facebook live event! While we are sad we cannot host our traditional festival in person, we are excited to present two readings of short plays written by members of our theater community, followed by a brief Q&A.
By Bedros Kevorkian
Two fierce competitors. One stand-off. Will Courtney or Penelope come out on top for the best lemonade stand?
A Holly Jolly Problem
By JR Banton, David Ferranti, Keith Kabrick, Greg Smith, Sam Suchman & Britney Verria
It's Christmas Eve, and Santa needs help. Who will deliver toys to all of the good girls and boys if he can't?
For questions about the event, or to send questions for the talk-back in advance, please contact Jessica Chace at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark your calendars now for a memorable evening in honor of our favorite summer festival! Stay tuned for more event details posted here.
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We can't wait to gather together again in person at the theatre. Until then, please consider making a gift of any size to support Artists' Exchange's programming. Your donation will help actors of all abilities shine on and off the stage. Make your gift online at www.artists-exchange.org/give, or mail a check to 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910.
Thank you for your generous support!
Artists' Exchange presents the 15th annual
one act play festival
Artistic Direction by Jessica Chace
July 16th - August 1st
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7pm
This event has been CANCELED due to
the COVID-19 pandemic. But we are hosting a virtual evening on July 31st. Read more above!
The One Act Play Festival (OAPF) is an all-inclusive community theater event celebrating creative collaboration of playwrights, actors, musicians, visual artists, and technical theater artists. First formed in 2006, the festival enriches and entertains the Cranston and Rhode Island communities.
Thousands of short plays are submitted from regional, national, and even international playwrights and
then selected for performance by a panel of theater professionals. Casts feature community actors of all abilities ranging in sex, age, and experience levels; amateur and professional actors, writers, and technicians of all ages and abilities work together in creative harmony.
Festival Artistic Director
Jessica Chace earned her B.A. in Theatre from Michigan State University. She acted with the Beechwood Theatre Company at Astors’ Beechwood Mansion for four years and is currently Creative Producer of the Marley Bridges Theatre Company and Newport Murder Mystery in Newport. Jessica is Artistic Director of Artists’ Exchange’s summer One Act Play Festival in Cranston, and also works on productions for The Gamm Theatre in Warwick.
Lauren grew up in East Greenwich, RI and has lived in this wonderful little state her entire life. The One Act Play Festival has been near and dear to her heart since she first acted with the troupe in 2013. The following year, Lauren began directing for the festival and the experience has proven to be the highlight of every summer since. Lauren is the Theatre Manager and Teacher for Artists’ Exchange and loves directing, acting, and writing with her students. She also really loves her dogs, Lola and Leo - they are THE best!
Kyle Martin Clark