Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

PVDFest logo over a photo of a diverse crowd of festivalgoers enjoying a performance

PVDFest 2019

ABOUT PVDFEST 2019

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city for a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Produced by the City of Providence with founding partner FirstWorks.

Master Class with Jillian Davis

DANCE MASTER CLASS
with Jillian Davis

FirstWorks and ASaP (Artists and Scientists as Partners) co-host a Master Class with Jillian Davis from Complexions Contemporary Ballet, in conjunction with the ASaP 2019 Symposium at Brown University.

Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams Shattuck

FILM SCREENING
Heather Henson presents Handmade Puppet Dreams

A screening of short films hand-picked by the daughter of puppetry legend, Jim Henson of Muppets fame. Panel discussion with local stop-motion animators and puppeteers to follow.

Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams JAC

FAMILY FILM SCREENING
Heather Henson presents Handmade Puppet Dreams

A screening of family-focused short films hand-picked by the daughter of puppetry legend, Jim Henson of Muppets fame. Plus, accompanying hands-on activities for children ages 7 and up.
Headshot of Heather Henson

Artist Up-Close Conversation Heather Henson

ARTIST UP-CLOSE CONVERSATION
with Heather Henson

Join FirstWorks for an Artist-Up Close conversation with Heather Henson, innovating contemporary puppeteer and daughter of puppet legend, Jim Henson.

BOX OFFICE: Ajijaak on Turtle Island

HEATHER HENSON PRESENTS
Ajijaak on Turtle Island

“An immersive environmental spectacle for the whole family” (Broadway World)
from the daughter of puppet legend Jim Henson.
TICKETS: $40 advance / $22.50 children under 12

Ajijaak on Turtle Island

HEATHER HENSON PRESENTS
Ajijaak on Turtle Island

“An immersive environmental spectacle for the whole family” (Broadway World)
from the daughter of puppet legend Jim Henson.
Emily Dickinson - seated portrait

BOX OFFICE: Some Favored Nook

SOME FAVORED NOOK
New England Premiere

A new chamber opera from Rhode Island composer Eric Nathan based on the incredible 24-year correspondence between poet Emily Dickinson and essayist, abolitionist, women’s rights advocate, and Colonel of the first black regiment in the Civil War, Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
Tickets: $25 adult / $20 senior / $10 student