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  • PVD S.W.A.P. Meet

    (S)poken (W)ord (A)nd (P)oetry Tuesdays: an exciting spoken word event with free parking, cash bar, catered food and DJ Donnie Battle playing the throwbacks.  

    January 25 @ 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 25, 2022


Goodbye, Love: RENT on Life Support at PPAC

Okee dokee folks… it’s been about 13,665,600 minutes since Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award winning musical, Rent, opened on Broadway in 1996. This weekend the Rent 13,140,000th minute anniversary and farewell tour took over the Providence Performing Arts Center stage for four shows. The 25th anniversary was 525,600 minutes late due to a Covid layover that […]

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Light and Bright: Festival Ballet’s Nutcracker full of joy and hope

Festival Ballet Providence has reimagined its annual production of The Nutcracker, and the results will be the start of a delightful holiday tradition for families in southern New England. This production was given its world premiere at the show’s new home stage, the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The last few years have seen numerous disruptions and […]

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Molly Brenner’s “The Pleasure is Mine” is Coming to Kismet Improv

Molly Brenner used to be shy.  When Motif caught up with Brenner, though, it was to discuss her upcoming comedy special, The Pleasure’s Mine, which chronicles her long journey to her first orgasm, among other things.  “After college, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life,” Brenner said. “I was in a […]

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Candyman actor Tony Todd talks Providence

Tony Todd is the face and voice behind one of the most iconic characters in horror films: Candyman. He’s also appeared in hundreds of other roles across TV, films, video games and his first passion, the stage. He’ll be one of over 100 celebrity guests attending this year’s Comic Con at the RI Convention Center […]

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Granite Theatre’s “Hill House” is Sure to Spook: Theater Review

An old house with a tragic backstory. A doctor studying supernatural phenomena. A pair of psychically receptive research assistants.  What could go wrong?  John Cillino’s immersive theatrical production The Haunting of Hill House is certain to impress. Attendees are first captured by Katherine Kimmel’s Mrs. Dudley, who is quite specific about what she will and […]

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An Archive of Motif Publisher Statements Regarding Kevin Broccoli

Motif’s sexual harassment policy: Reporting about accusations against Broccoli: We also have a few articles reporting on the newly forming RI Theater Coalition which may be relevant. To recap: An anonymous source tipped us off to Facebook profiles that were fake and liked Broccoli’s posts, but we were not able to prove anything […]

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