Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Stage with birch trees and two puppeteers acting with a deer puppet and a crane puppet

Virtual Learning Heather Henson

PUPPET ARTIST HEATHER HENSON

Watch excerpts from a puppetry spectacle rooted in indigenous culture, and learn about turtle conservation, bird migration and the interconnectedness between humans and nature with Heather Henson, the founder of IBEX Puppetry and daughter of Muppets Creator Jim Henson.
401 Gives

401 Gives

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN RHODE ISLAND
401Gives is Today!

Join us in our efforts to make this the greatest day of giving Rhode Island community has ever seen! Be a part of Rhode Island community’s day of giving by joining our FirstWorks campaign on 401Gives. FirstWorks will use all monies raised from 401Gives to fund our new Virtual Learning Series, helping teachers, students and parents with online educational programming in this time of crisis.

Virtual Learning Yang Wei

PIPA VIRTUOSO YANG WEI

Discover the Silk Road in this lesson with accompanying video featuring Yang Wei, a professional musician and a celebrated virtuoso on the pipa, a Chinese string instrument dating back 2,000 years. Yang Wei has performed worldwide as a soloist with various orchestras and ensembles, including the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma.
Man playing a violin with a boy also playing the violin

BOX OFFICE: Daniel Bernard Roumain PD

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Online Workshop with Daniel Bernard Roumain

April 6, 4-6 PM. Under the guidance of composer/violinist/educator/activist Dr. Daniel Bernard Roumain, participants in this online workshop will engage in personal reflection and the use of sound to elicit productive conversations about obvious and implied cultural and racial biases, and other critical subjects affecting their students.
FREE TO EDUCATORS – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Stage with birch trees and two puppeteers acting with a deer puppet and a crane puppet

Virtual Learning Series

VIRTUAL LEARNING SERIES
Experience the arts wherever you are

Visit this page every week to download a new digital learning resource which will include unique video content featuring world class artists. Accompanying activities and assignments will be aligned to core curricula standards.

Virtual Learning Machine Dazzle

CELEBRITY COSTUME DESIGNER MACHINE DAZZLE

“Machine Dazzle” a.k.a., Matthew Flower, is a costume designer and performer based in New York City. His process is interesting in that he gathers different kinds of materials and textures; many that normally would not be part of costume or apparel – the shinier the better, throws them on the floor, and creates!

COVID-19 Update

FIRSTWORKS COVID-19 UPDATE

The staff and board of FirstWorks are working diligently with our venue and program partners to monitor CO-VID19 developments and create a plan for the upcoming weeks with the safety of our community as our top priority. Any event schedule changes or updates will be posted here.

AUREA OF NATURE COMPOSED GUIDE

AUREA
Of Nature Composed

This performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its core calls us to listen closely to some of America’s most eloquent composers, poets and writers, pointing us to a deeper understanding of our natural world. Teaching topics: Earth Science/Climate change, American Literature/Transcendentalism