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Press Release for Bicycle Play!

  For Immediate Release, October 11, 2016  “New collaborative play by kids to explore how bicycles empower communities” (Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next performance: Pedal Power: The Bicycle Play, December 1-4. Performances will take place at 7pm on...

Press release for our August play festival!

 “New plays by young people devised with Strange Attractor, explore relationship with audience and each other” (Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next performance: August 4-7. Performances will take place at 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2pm on Saturday and...

Press release for our May play festival!

“New short plays by kids celebrate the 100th birthday of National Parks” (Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next performance: May 5-8th. Performances will take place at 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, in the Blackbox at AS220 on Empire...

Tag Team 2016

Our MARCH 2016 Tag Team show WORK IT OUT: the work and labor play WORK IT OUT: the work and labor play is the culminating performance of The Manton Avenue Project’s TAG TEAM program, an afterschool playwriting course held at MAP’s Clubhouse in Olneyville. Nine young playwrights, 5th and 6th...

Press Release: WORK IT OUT – the work and labor play

 “New collaborative play about work and labor written by 5th and 6th grade MAP playwrights” February 1, 2016 (Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next performance: WORK IT OUT: The work and labor play, March 10-13, 2016. Performances will take place at 7pm on...

The Narragansett Bay Plays

INTO THE DEEP: The Narragansett Bay Plays! December 3-6 AS220 Blackbox       What do a squid, a ghost ship, and Ida Lewis have in common? The Narragansett Bay, of course! Join us as 4th grade playwrights at The Manton Avenue Project tackle this history of our beautiful bay and the...

Press Release: RISCA Awards ONE and MAP Grant for Paragon Mills Theatre Space

RISCA AWARDS ONE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS CULTURAL FACILITIES GRANT TO DEVELOP NEW THEATRE SPACE FOR MAP AND OTHERS IN OLNEYVILLE January 11, 2016 (Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) is thrilled to announce that their partners at ONE Neighborhood Builders are recipients of a competitive...

Press Release: The Narragansett Bay Plays!

For Immediate Release: November 8th, 2015 “New plays by kids, performed by adults, about Narragansett Bay!” (Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next performance: “INTO THE DEEP: The Narragansett Bay Plays!” December 3-6, 2015. Performances will take place at 7pm...

Press Release from our Summer “Sports Plays”

Youth Playwrights Tackle Teamwork in the “Sports Plays” (Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) is proud to announce our next play festival of original works by nine young Olneyville playwrights aged 9-16. “Go Team: the sports plays” will be presented at AS220’s 95 Empire theatre...

Welcome Amanda Burgess to the MAP staff as our Americorps VISTA!

Amanda Burgess is the 2015-2016 AmeriCorps VISTA with MAP. Amanda believes in the intrinsic value of individuals, mentors, and collaboration. As a performing artist, Amanda is a part of the duo Brian4Ever, a performance art satire based around business and finance, as the fictional CEO of a paper...