Amplifying diverse voices and celebrating difference through the performing arts

For sixteen years, FirstWorks has wielded the power of the arts to build community through inclusion and celebration of diversity. Through world-class artist residencies, FirstWorks engages the community and our youth with the issues of our time, paths to activism, and mind-opening creativity.

We invite you to browse program highlights representing our commitment to ensure representation of our diverse audience and their cultures on stage, in Rhode Island classrooms, and in local media. Read our message of solidarity and commitment to antiracism here.