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 Watch Party on Facebook of our Virtual Reading & Celebration on Friday, July 31st at 7pm!


Join us to watch a special video of two play readings and a celebration of the festival's past 14 years. The plays are written and performed by some of our beloved community members.


     The Stand-off

     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, please contact Jessica Chace at jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org. Mark your calendars now for a memorable evening in honor of our favorite summer festival!

You will be able to join the watch party and view the video on July 31st at Artists' Exchange's Facebook page or the One Acts Virtual Events page. "See" you there!


Support Theater for Everyone

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.


Be a Key Member

Enjoy benefits including complimentary tickets & press exposure. Sponsorships start

at $250; see all sponsorship

levels and benefits.

Do Good

Your tax-deductible gift of any size helps set the stage and make the plays possible.

Make your gift online, in

person, or through the mail. 

Get Involved

Help needed backstage with costumes, props and cues.

Also front-of-house passing out playbills and collecting tickets.


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.



Festival Director

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!


Adriana Albanese

Nick Albanese

Morgan Andrews

Lauren Annicelli

Jessica Chace

Tom Chace

Kyle Martin Clark

Alondra Cruz

Jackson DiPietro

Sri Dopp

Nova Drewes

Tricia Elliott

Catherine Fay

David Ferranti

Alexandra Groff

Bedros Kevorkian

Jane Kristiansen

Sam Kristiansen

Sarah Kristiansen

Steve Lynch

Bob Macaux

Anika Poshkus

Meg Taylor-Roth

Britney Verria

Chris White


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