Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Taylor Mac

TAYLOR MAC
A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist and Tony-nominated theater artist chronicles an unseen history of America through a hand-picked selection from his epic 24-decade pop odyssey, ranging from murder ballads to disco and everything in between. Co-Presented by FirstWorks with the Brown Arts Initiative.

Diavolo

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion®
April 24 event canceled

Ticketholders will be fully refunded via your original form of payment by the PPAC Box Office. Any questions about DIAVOLO tickets can be directed to the PPAC Box Office at 401-421-ARTS (2787) or box_office_questions@ppacri.org
Portrait of Jacques Heim

Jacques Heim Talk

ARTIST TALK: DIAVOLO’S JACQUES HEIM
April 23 event canceled

Artistic Director and Founder of DIAVOLO, Jacques Heim, will give a talk framing his company’s unique performance style, his creative process, and the role of built structure in both.
Presented in collaboration between FirstWorks and RISD Interior Architecture

CUNNINGHAM

CUNNINGHAM
Film Screening
April 1 screening postponed

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Brown Arts Initiative, this poetic film traces Cunningham’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944–1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the most visionary and influential choreographers worldwide.
Close up of woman's face in profile with her hand raised and projected lines of light on her face

Miwa Matreyek Artist Up Close

ARTIST UP-CLOSE CONVERSATION
March 28 event postponed

LA-based animator, director, designer and performer Miwa Matreyek will discuss the methods and inspiration behind her “Glorious Visions in Animation,” to be shown on March 25th, 7:30pm at Providence College Smith Center for the Arts.
Silhouette of a woman holding a tiny person in her hand against a backdrop of animated ocean with fish and a large full moon

Miwa Matreyek

MIWA MATREYEK
Glorious Visions in Animation
March 25 event postponed

Merging animated vistas and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek creates a moving art gallery of magical, spellbinding narratives and debuts her newest work exploring connections between humans and climate change.
Man in blue shirt playing the violin

Daniel Bernard Roumain Redemption Songs and Sonatas

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN
Redemption Songs & Sonatas
with The Humanist Septet

The renowned violinist/composer collaborates with local music makers in a concert infused with electronic, urban, and classical sounds, celebrating a worldview of civil rights for all.
Musician dancing alone in a spotlight on an otherwise dark stage

Social Justice Fair

SOCIAL JUSTICE FAIR
Raise Your Voice!

6-7 PM in the Parish Hall. Join FirstWorks and over 15 local organizations before DBR’s Redemption Songs and Sonatas performance to learn how you can Raise Your Voice and make the world a better place for all.
FREE – tickets are required for the 7 PM performance in the sanctuary

Dialogue Dinner

DIALOGUE DINNER
with Daniel Bernard Roumain and Matthew Shenoda

a community dinner and conversation with renowned violinist/composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and Matthew Shenoda, Associate Provost for Social Equity and Inclusion at RISD, in dialogue on the role of the artist as social activist.
FREE – RESERVATION REQUIRED

Angélique Kidjo Remain in Light

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO
Remain in Light

Global pop superstar Angélique Kidjo brings her brilliant reimagining of the Talking Heads’ great opus, Remain In Light to the FirstWorks stage!
Tickets on sale November 19