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.

Trinity Rep will hold complimentary tickets at the box office for every performance of every Trinity Rep show now through June 29, 2015 for Brown student ID holders. This excludes Saturday night performances and all performances of A Christmas Carol. Tickets subject to availability.

To claim the tickets, go to the Trinity Rep Box Office at 201 Washington Street, Providence a DAY PRIOR TO or DAY OF the event. The box office is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 - 8 p.m. Show your current student ID and register your contact information. (You have to go in person; no internet or phone reservations please.) All unclaimed, held tickets will be released for sale at 5 p.m. on the day of the show.

These tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Once these tickets are claimed, students can take advantage of the rush/student rate for any seats that are still available in each performance. One ticket per Brown student ID.

Visit the Trinity Rep website for more information.

All Brown/Trinity MFA Program 2014-2015 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. Click here for a detailed schedule and more information. Performances include:

By William Shakespeare
Thursday, October 16 @ 7:30pm
Friday, October 17 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 18 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 19 @ 2:00pm

By William Shakespeare
Wednesday, October 29 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, October 30 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 1 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, November 2 @2:00pm

By Sarah Ruhl
Thursday, December 4 @ 7:30pm
Friday, December 5 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 6 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, December 6 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, December 7@ 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 10 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, December 11 @ 7:30pm
Friday, December 12 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 13 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, December 13 @ 7:30pm

By William Shakespeare
Thursday, February 26 @ 7:30pm
Friday, February 27 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, February 28 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, February 28 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, March 1 @ 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 4 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, March 5 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 6 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 7 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, March 7 @ 7:30pm

Two in Rep – titles to TBD
Thursday, April 16 – Sunday, May 3

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

Ivanov by Anton Chekhov
translated by Curt Columbus
directed by Brian McEleney in the Dowling Theater
Septmeber 4 – October 5, 2014
Trinity Rep opens its 51st season with the world premiere translation of one of Chekhovs earliest works--Ivanov. Called the comic Russian Hamlet by The Guardian, the title character is at odds with the world around him and his personal and professional lives collide in unexpected and humorous ways. Ivanov receives a glistening new adaptation by Artistic Director Curt Columbus, whose approach to Chekhov has been heralded by Variety as savvy, clear, fair-minded and right-headed.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
adapted by Adrian Hall & Richard Cumming
directed by Taibi Magar in the Chace Theater
November 8 – December 31, 2014
Appealing to young and old, this timeless tale of the power of forgiveness shows us that anything is possible- and hope is always just around the corner. With Fred Sullivan, Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge!

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon
directed by Michael Perlman in the Dowling Theater
November 20 – December 21, 2014
This fast-paced, witty and romantic Neil Simon play makes its Trinity Rep debut! Barefoot in the Park follows the lives of two newlyweds, Paul and Corie (played by two of Trinity Reps newest company members Charlie Thurston Rebecca Gibel), as they start their lives in a 5th floor walkup in New York City. What results is a shimmering tale of two people coming to terms with loving each other for who they are, and accepting each other for who they are not. Directed by Brown/Trinity MFA graduate Michael Perlman.

Middletown by Will Eno
directed by Curt Columbus in the Dowling Theater
January 2 – February 22, 2015
Welcome to the little town of Middletown. Ordinary place, ordinary time. But arent they all? No. They are not, all, opens celebrated playwright Will Enos acclaimed 2010 play. Wry, bittersweet and achingly beautiful, Middletown takes a microscope to small-town American living, revealing universal themes of love, birth, death, loneliness, elation, forgiveness, disappointment and redemption. Showcasing ten members of the resident acting company, this production is directed by Curt Columbus.

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
directed by Brian Mertes in the Chace Theater
February 26 – March 29, 2015
An American classic and considered by many one of the greatest plays ever written, The Glass Menagerie is an emotional masterpiece and Tennessee Williams personal memory play, featuring one of the most recognizable families in dramatic literature--histrionic mother Amanda (played by Anne Scurria), guilt-ridden son Tom and fragile daughter Laura. Director Brian Mertes (A Lie of the Mind, Clybourne Park) brings a rarely seen depth of storytelling to this production, engaging the audience in new and unexpected ways.

A Flea in her Ear by Georges Feydeau
directed by Tyler Dobrowsky in the Dowling Theater
March 26 – April 26, 2015
From French playwright Georges Feydeau and often heralded as the most masterful farce ever written, A Flea in Her Ear is an uproarious tale of a disintegrating marriage. Raymonde (played by Phyllis Kaye) is determined to catch her cheating husband Victor (played by Fred Sullivan, Jr.), in the act. But her plan quickly derails, resulting in a whirlwind of communication breakdowns, jealousy, mistaken identities and slamming doors. Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky directs this gut-busting gem.

Melancholy Play: a new chamber musical by Sarah Ruhl, music by Todd Almond
directed by Liesl Tommy in the Dowling Theater
May 28 – June 29, 2015
Meet Tilly. Shes a bank teller, and shes depressed. But shes so beautifully, alluringly depressed that everyone she meets falls in love with her, including her therapist and her tailor. But what happens when she stops being so sad? Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl (Clean House) teams up with prolific composer Todd Almond (New Yorks Public Theater) for this world premiere musical directed by Obie Award-winner Liesl Tommy.

Plays and dates subject to change.