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Artists' Exchange is a 501(c)3 non-profit community arts collaborative proudly owned by Gateways to Change, Inc.

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EPIC Theatre Company presents

Written By Jen Silverman

March 6th-21st

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Thursday, March 12th @ 8pm

A dark Gothic drama inspired by Eyre and Bronte, but with a modern twist, a mysterious family welcomes a new servant to the house only to

learn she's got secrets of her own.

Tickets - $20 GA | $15 Seniors | $10 Student
Theatre 82 - 82 Rolfe Square 


3/13/20 - 3/22/20 Performances
Artists' Exchange's 

Summer Camp


March 14th

Saturday @ 11am - 2pm

FREE face painting, crafts, raffles, games and ceramics demos.

Tour the studios, meet the instructors and learn how to save an

extra 5% on registration! Learn all about what this summer has in store for ages 5-15 in art, music, design, theater and ceramics.

FREE and open to the public
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
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Artists' Exchange & WomensWork Theatre Collaborative present



March 6th - 8th

Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm
Sunday @ 2pm

Written by Sandra Tsing Loh

Featuring Joanne Fayan, MJ Daly & Paula Faber

Not choosing to go quietly into her sixth decade, Sandra and friends set a destination for Burning Man where she creates a spectacular midlife blow up. Based on Sandra Tsing Loh’s acclaimed memoir of the same title, follow Sandra on this comedic and insightful journey as she navigates her way through her middle-age maelstrom.

Tickets - $20 GA | $15 Seniors & Students
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
Artists' Exchange's FREE Monthly


February 29th

Saturday @ 11am - 2pm

Tessellate: Tessellations are arrangements of shapes closely fitted together, especially of polygons in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping. Learn about both simple diamond patterns and the more complex patterns of M.C. Escher

FREE and open to the public
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
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EPIC Theatre Company presents

Written By John Pielmeier

Directed by Lynne Collinson

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday, February 23rd @ 3pm

February 7th-23rd

A searing story of a young nun faced with an impossible dilemma. Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. The secrets exposed and the faith challenged in this gripping play will leave audiences questioning who they believe--and why.

Tickets - $20 GA | $15 Seniors | $10 Student
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
Chain Reaction Presents

Strictly Duets Fundraiser

February 15th

Saturday @ 6:30 - 9pm

The Rhode Island fundraising organization Chain Reaction strikes again with Strictly Duets for Artists' Exchange! The critically acclaimed vocalists, Matty Bernier and Luann Dutra, perform hit love songs from yesterday and today. Drinks and appetizers will be available at 6:30pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm.  

Join us for this one night only event!

Tickets are PRE-SALE ONLY, they will NOT be available at the door.

Tickets - $50 including appetizers. Beer and Wine sold separately.  
Theatre 82 - 82 Rolfe Square 
Artists' Exchange's 


February 17th - 21st

Mon- Fri @ 9am - 3pm

Spend your week off learning a fun new skill! Vacation camps

offer campers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the enriching world of the arts and join in on some of our most popular offerings from our summer during school break.

$285 per week  *discounts available
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
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Artists' Exchange's Youth Theatre Program


January 31st and

February 1st

Friday @ 4 - 9pm & Saturday @ 11 - 3pm

George Orwell's 1984 Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. & William A. Miles Jr. Directed by Jacob King. Prepare a 1 minute monologue having to do with rebellion. Ages 17 - 25. Auditions are scheduled, sign up for a 5 minute slot today.

Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
Artists' Exchange's FREE Monthly


January 25th

Saturday @ 11am - 2pm

Weaving On the Go: Learn a little bit about the history and craft of weaving and create a small woven swatch to adorn a bag that can be used every day.

FREE and open to the public
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 


EPIC Theatre Company presents

Written By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Geoff Leatham

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday, January 12th @ 3pm

January 10th-25th

Suddenly Last Summer begins after the death of a handsome young man away on holiday. The only witness to it was his cousin, who seems to be coming apart after the trauma of watching her relative's demise. As his Southern stalwart of a mother continues to demand the truth about what happened to her son, Catherine, his cousin, finds herself pressured to reveal a dark family secret that might bring them all to their knees.

Tickets - $20 GA | $15 Seniors | $10 Student
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
Artists' Exchange's 16th annual production of


Directed by Lauren Annicelli

Based on Charles Dickens Classic Novel

December 12th - 22nd

Thursdays & Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays at 3pm & 7pm | Sundays at 3pm
*Special 8pm performance on 12/14 following annual
Holiday Gala & Silent Auction Fundraiser

A holiday tradition and the most anticipated show of Artists’ Exchange, this year’s production is a fresh, original adaptation with a focus on the cyclical nature of time and the disparity between those who have the ability to give and those who are in need of receiving.

Tickets - $20 in advance | $25 at the door
Theatre 82 - 82 Rolfe Square 
Artists' Exchange presents the 15th annual

Holiday Gala

& Silent Auction Fundraiser

December 14th

Saturday @ 5 - 8pm

Feed your holiday spirit dancing to live music, enjoying delicious cuisine, drinking craft beer & wine from the open bar, and out bidding your family and friends in the Silent Auction Fundraiser for that perfect last minute Holiday gift!


Treat yourself or someone special, pair the evening with a ticket to A Christmas Carol before or after the Gala.

Show & Gala Tickets sold separately.

Tickets - $50  |  $75 VIP
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
Artists' Exchange presents the 15th annual



December 7th

Saturday @ 9am - 5pm

Steal away a few moments during the hectic holiday season to gather with friends and family to engage in an old world craft... be creative, sneak some candy, and have fun! Enjoy 20% off Class registrations, raffles, tasty treats, grab bags, FREE face painting, Holiday Photo Stations, artisan craft sales, FREE A Christmas Carol previews and more. Costumes welcome!

Space per time slot is limited and may fill
Reservations are strongly recommended.

$13 per house In Advance  |  $15 per house Walk In
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
Artists' Exchange's FREE Monthly


November 30th

Saturday @ 11am - 2pm

Print and Reprint: Using styrofoam, cardboard, tape, yarn etc. we can make a printing plate to print an image over and over. Use the old to make something new!

FREE and open to the public
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 


EPIC Theatre Company presents

By Kevin Broccoli

Directed by Kevin Broccoli & Lauren Katherine Pothier

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm

November 8th-23rd

Spanning hundreds of thousands of years, an intimate look at one artist over the course of human history simply trying to paint.  What seems like a basic artistic objective becomes a wild and moving journey looking at what we want, how we get it, and who we become while we try.

Tickets- $20 GA | $15 Seniors | $10 Student
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
Artists' Exchange & WomensWork Theatre Collaborative present

Last Lists Of My

Mad Mother

Oct 26th - Nov 3rd

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 2pm

Dot uses a wicked sense of humor to sort out the tangle of her mother’s mind. Together they struggle with Ma’s inevitable decline, while Sis phones in advice from afar. Based on the playwright’s personal experience, enjoy a surprisingly humorous and touching look at the toll Alzheimer’s disease takes on a mother-daughter relationship.

Tickets - $20 GA | $15 Seniors & Students
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Artists' Exchange hosts the 2nd annual

Crafts & Craft

October 16th

Wednesday @ 5:30 - 9pm

A FREE event to celebrate crafters, makers, doers & brewers! Come out for samples of local beer from Beer on Earth Brewery, shop wares from Rhode Island local artisans, and even get your hands dirty learning a new craft! What else are you doing on a Wednesday night!?

FREE and open to the public
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
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EPIC Theatre Company presents

Aaron Blank's

Trick or Treat-quel

Written by Aaron Blanck

Directed by Aaron Blanck and Jack Clarke

October 11th-19th

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm

After taking over the tinsel in last season’s A Christmas to Forget, Aaron Blanck is back with many of his holiday friends to dismantle everyone’s favorite pagan celebration.  In Aaron Blanck’s Trick or Treat-quel, all the characters you sort of remember and kind of love have reassembled to bring you a spooky, musical, never-ending nightmare for all ages!

Tickets- $20 GA | $15 Seniors | $10 Student
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Artists' Exchange & Last Sicilian Productions present

Many sides to

the reaper

Oct 10th - Oct 26th

Thursdays @ 7pm
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Tickets - $20 in advance | $25 at the door
Theatre 82 - 82 Rolfe Square 

The story of Mafia hit man Sal Scarbella in 1980's Brooklyn. A loving husband and caring father. Also a feared leader and relentless murderer. And that's just the beginning!

Based on True Events
Written by, directed by & starring Nick Albanese

Artists' Exchange presents the 12th annual

Fall out of Summer

Arts Festival

September 22nd

Sunday @ 10am - 4pm

Join Artists' Exchange and Gateways to Change as they close down  Cranston's historic Rolfe Square, between Auburn and Clarence Street for a day of fun! The arts festival offers live music, raffles, a marketplace of local artisans, art activities, installations, contests, food, beer, wine, and much more. This event is pet friendly and admission is free. 

FREE and open to the public
Artists' Exchange - Rolfe Square 
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EPIC Theatre Company presents

Fires in the mirror

By Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by Kevin Broccoli

September 13th-28th

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Thursday, September 19th @ 8pm

Residents of Crown Heights, as well as religious leaders, academics, students, and prominent American figures all contribute to an expansive and engaging conversation about what makes up a community, what sparks violence, and what a neighborhood looks like at its breaking point.

Tickets- $20 GA | $15 Seniors | $10 Student
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 
Artists' Exchange presents

The Last Sicilian

Written and Performed by

Nick Albanese

September 14th

Saturday @ 8pm

The Last Sicilian is an evening of true stories from Actor/Writer Nick Albanese. Stories about his childhood years spent in his family’s bakery, how generations of his relatives met, married and overcame much to come to America. The audience is treated to some winning stories that have been passed down over raucous family dinner tables for year after year. You’ll learn a little history, get a bit emotional and definitely have tons of laughs as Nick tells his funny and heartwarming memories.

Tickets- $20 GA
Theatre 82 - 82 Rolfe Square 
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Christian Comedy Outreach Ministry presents

A Night of

Laughter & Hope

Hosted by founding comedians,
Tommy Morin and Mike Cronin

September 7th

Saturday @ 8pm

Laughter and Hope is a Christian Comedy Outreach Ministry that uses comedy as a bridge to salvation and hope through Jesus Christ. Join us for an evening of family-friendly laughs and inspiring testimonies...come get your laugh on!

Tickets- $20 GA | $15 Seniors
Theatre 82 - 82 Rolfe Square 
Artists' Exchange Youth Theater Program presents

camp cabaret:

Musicals Through the Decades

Musical Direction by William Petterson

August 22nd-25th

Thurs @ 7pm, Fri & Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 4pm

What happens when a bunch of young, talented musical theatre artists' get together for a summer? A cabaret, of course! Diving head first into the warm weather, Artists' Exchange Youth Theatre invite their friends, family, and community to travel along on a musical journey through time. Members of our ensemble will enchant and entertain audiences with a variety of theatrical favorites.

Tickets- $20 GA | $10 Student
Theatre 82 - 82 Rolfe Square 
EPIC Theatre Company presents

The Secret garden

Adapted by Charlotte Foster

August 9th-24th

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7pm

A young girl is sent away to a distant relative after a tragedy only to find healing in nature and family. Suitable for ALL AGES!

Tickets- $20 GA | $15 Seniors | $10 Student/Child
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EPIC Theatre Company presents

DADA Woof Papa Hot

Written By Peter Parnell
Directed by Ted Clement

June 7th-22nd

Fridays & Saturdays @8pm
Thursday, June 13th @8pm

Do we really want what we've been fighting for?  That's the question in this brilliant new play by Peter Parnell that looks at life after gay marriage.  Once you've got it all, what do you do next?

Tickets- $20 GA  |  $15 Seniors  |  $10 Students
Theatre 82 - 82 Rolfe Square 
EPIC Theatre Company presents
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100 monologues in 24 hours

 Written and Performed by Kevin Broccoli

Sunday, May 19

Beginning at 12pm
Audiences will be admitted into the theater at the following times: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm

Kevin Broccoli, Artistic Director of Epic Theatre Company, is ready to set the world record for Most Performed Monologues on Sunday, May 19th.  All the monologues are original pieces written by Broccoli from some of his various monologue shows over the years, including Charlie’s Funeral, The Acting Company, You Might Be God, and brand new pieces never before performed onstage.

Admission is Free, Donations Accepted
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 

one act play festival


Saturday, May 18 @ 1:30-4:30
Monday, May 20 @ 6-9pm
Wednesday, May 22 @ 6-9pm

Artists' Exchange is seeking community actors of all abilities and experience ages 10+ for our 14th Annual One Act Play Festival!

Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 

the opposite of forgetting

(but not holding so tight it breaks)

Curated by Kathryn LaMontagne

Gallery Opening April 25th, 6-8pm

Exhibition Runs April 26th- May 9th

A multimedia exhibition featuring artworks referencing the concept of upheaval, memory, life in flux, nostalgia.  

Free & Open to the Public
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Square 

Vacation art camps

Monday - Friday
9am - 3pm

April 15th-19th

Camp 3 - Mixed Media Mania
$285 per week, Register a 2nd camper and save 25%! 
Artists' Exchange - 50 Rolfe Sqaure

Explore the world of sculpture! Campers will gain an understanding of basic building techniques while learning how to be expressive using clay, cardboard, paper, plaster, wire and much more. Mix up your materials and use a little bit of everything to create a wide range of 2-D and 3-D artworks. (two groups Ages 5-7 and 8-12)

Neither Wolf Nor Dog screening

A film by Steven Lewis Simpson

April 11th

Thursday, @7pm

Adapted from the acclaimed novel Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn the story follows a white author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakota’s by a 95 year old Lakota elder and his side-kick.

Tickets $10 GA
Artists' Exchange, 50 Rolfe Square