I'm with the Band: Free Art for Students

Brown has joined forces with AS220 and Trinity Repertory Company to open access to the arts and bring Brown downtown. Just tell them...

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As of right now, Brown students can enjoy free access to all the events at AS220's Live Arts venues on Empire Street, Providence and showing your current Brown student ID.

AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the the arts. Live Arts offers every artist residing in Rhode Island an opportunity to perform or exhibit their original work. The venues (consisting of the Main Stage, Black Box and Psychic Readings) host over 500+ events every year and serve artists of all levels, providing a home for work in music, theatre, dance, film, literary arts, sound-art, performance art, and forms that stretch genre conventions. The program is committed to creativity, accessibility and affordability; it strives to create incomparable experiences for our audiences as well as unique approaches to arts education that extend and deepen the venues’ programming.

Visit the AS220 Website to learn more about its spaces, classes, workshops, performances, and to view the events calendar.

Complimentary tickets for Brown University students! Any Brown student with valid ID can come to the box office starting at 12pm the day of the performance to obtain one ticket per ID. Tickets subject to availability and are not guaranteed. Excludes Saturday nights, and all performances of A Christmas Carol.

Visit the Trinity Rep website for more information.

All Brown/Trinity MFA Program 2015-2016 season performances are part of I’m With the Band. All performances take place at the Citizens Bank Theater, Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St.  Performances include:


By William Shakespeare

Directed by Ashley Teague


October 22, 23, & 24 at 7:30 pm

October 24 & 25 at 2:00 pm



By Timberlake Wertenburger

Directed by Caitlin Ryan O’Connell


December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12 at 7:30 pm

December 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 2:00 pm



By Sean Graney

Directed by James D. Palmer


March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12 at 7:00 pm

March 6, & 13 at 4:00 pm



By ?

Directed by Ashley Teague


April 14, 15, 16, April 22, April 23 at 7:30 pm

April 16, 17, 23, & 24 at 2:00 pm

Possibly adding performances on April 18 and 21. Not yet determined.


Here is the schedule of Trinity Rep performances during the 2015-2016 season:

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare • directed by Tyler Dobrowsky
September 10 – October 11, 2015
“As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious I slew him."
Julius Caesar
Shakespeare’s penetrating tale of leadership and ambition opens Trinity Rep’s 52nd season. Julius Caesar, emperor of Rome, returns from war a hero, but a group of intimate royal advisers — fearful Caesar has become too powerful, and hoping to assume the throne — conspire to assassinate the leader. Julius Caesar remains a prescient explosion of politics, revenge and the human struggle between fate and free will.

The Heidi Chronicles

by Wendy Wasserstein • directed by Vivienne Benesch
December 3, 2015 – January 3, 2016
“Women like us have to learn to give to those who appreciate it instead of to those who expect it.”
--The Heidi Chronicles
Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Heidi Chronicles follows the life of Heidi from her high school days in the idealistic ’60s to her adult life in the materialistic ’80s. Like any good liberal baby boomer, she’s locked in a battle between having it all and choosing a single path. In Wendy Wasserstein’s Tony Award-winning, witty and poignant coming-of-age play, we see the world through the eyes of a woman looking for identity, truth and family, and confronting what it takes to have it all.

The Hunchback of Seville

by Charise Castro Smith • directed by Taibi Magar
February 4 – March 6, 2016
"The only real difference between you and me is that I was accidentally born rich and powerful and you were accidentally born poor and persecuted."
The Hunchback of Seville
It’s 1504 and Columbus has returned from the New World with gold in his pockets and blood on his hands. Spain is busy celebrating — everyone except for Queen Isabella’s adopted sister, Maxima Terriblé Segunda, a godless genius hidden away in a tower. A wild take on Spanish history, packed with contemporary language and madcap laughs, Capitol Hill Times calls The Hunchback of Seville a “provocative and relevant play [that] marries hilarity with the horrors of colonialism that sculpted present-day America.”

To Kill a Mockingbird

based on the book by Harper Lee • adapted by Christopher Sergel • directed by Brian McEleney
March 3 – April 3, 2016
“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but ... whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, he is trash.” 
To Kill a Mockingbird
Scout is a six-year-old white girl growing up during the Depression in Alabama. When a young white woman is attacked and Scout’s father is appointed to defend the black man accused of the crime, Scout sets out on a journey filled with questions of morality, prejudice, race and social justice. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Trinity Rep brings one of the finest pieces of American literature to life.

Arnie Louis and Bob

by Katie Pearl • directed by Melissa Kievman
April 7 – May 8, 2016
Louis: "'Marriage' marriage hasn't really been a serious contemplation for me. Obviously it's not impossible, because people crazier than I am are getting married all the time."
—Arnie Louis and Bob
Welcome to the home of three older men—two brothers and their cousin—who are trying to find meaning in their lives during their golden years. Arnie uses meditation, Bob loves pop culture. But Louis, no matter how hard he tries, can't seem to find anything that works—not online dating, not anti-depressants, not moving back to his childhood home. He thinks all is lost...until he's visited by a fantastical stranger. In this funny, moving world premiere, Louis, Arnie and Bob come to grips with who they are, what they have been and who they aren't.


music by Richard Rodgers • lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein • directed/choreographed by Richard & Sharon Jenkins
May 5 – June 5, 2016
Laurey [to Curly]: ”Thought you was somebody.“
At the turn of the 20th century in the western territories, cowboy Curly vies with evil farmhand Jud for the heart of Laurey, the woman they both love. One of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century, Oklahoma! has everything: romance, humor, square dances and a gorgeous score, including “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” and “Oklahoma!” Brought to life by Richard and Sharon Jenkins, you’ll find yourself thinking, “I Cain’t Say No.”

Plays and dates subject to change.