The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) will stage its next production, Once Upon A Time: The Favorite Book Play Festival, March 2-5, 2017. Performances will take place at 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, in the Blackbox at AS220 at 95 Empire Street in downcity Providence.
Once Upon a Time: The Favorite Book Play Festival is the culminating production of The Manton Avenue Project’s PLAY-IT-AGAIN program, an afterschool playwriting course held at MAP’s Clubhouse in Olneyville. Ten 4th and 5th grade playwrights will each write a play based on or inspired by their favorite books and literary characters. For this project, The Manton Avenue Project partnered with the Rhode Island Center for the Book and the Providence Community Library. The resulting play festival will feature adult actors and be directed by guest artists from various cultural institutions and theatre companies across the city and state.
This program is supported in part by generous grants from the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts and the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities.