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Wave II of Black Box’s One-Act Play Festival

Wave II of the Black Box Theatre One Act Play Festival at the Artists' Exchange is going for duets, for the most part, through August 12.
Squeezing out sparks
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 10, 2012

Black Box’s One-Act Play Festival

Short one-act plays can come across as trivial, a joke that's all punchline, or as resonant as a pivotal scene from a two-hour drama.
Lightning round
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 27, 2012

SALT showcases Lindsay-Abaire and Broccoli

Intending to enhance the flavor of local theater, SALT (Stage Actors Live Theater) is presenting its second production at Artists' Exchange in Cranston through January 29.
Small pleasures
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 27, 2012

How To Be a Lesbian In 10 Days or Less

We are a complicated species — not as complicated as clown fish or moray eels, which can change genders when their own becomes boring, but complicated enough.
Life lessons
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 30, 2011


Cranston's Rolfe Square is the place to be this weekend — namely the Artists' Exchange ("around the corner from the old Park Theatre," as we locals say), which is presenting its New Music Festival on Friday night and all day Saturday.
Hit Rolfe Square for Artists’ Exchange’s New Music Festival
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 24, 2011

Review: Burbage's manic The Maderati

Pity the poor, rich Manhattan literati within seduction distance, or at least bon mot range, of artistic celebrities.
The art of pretension
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 06, 2011


Theatre that ran the emotional gamut in 2010

We laugh, we cry, we stifle annoyance and look at our watches. Theater performances vary widely in what they attempt and how well they accomplish it.
The human condition
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 24, 2010

Pre-holiday plans

Lots to do in Cranston!
Off the Couch
Phil Goldman and Kevin Broccoli at the Artists' Exchange

Phil Goldman and Kevin Broccoli at the Artists' Exchange

World travels, hitchhiking cowboys, and big gay cavemen - when Phil Goldman and Kevin Broccoli connect onstage, the subject matter flies in all sorts of...
By webteam  |  October 26, 2010

The later, the better

Showcases for local talent tend to be hit-or-miss affairs. Although it provides a few bull's-eye successes, Black Box Theatre's 4th Annual One-Act Play Festival (through August 22) unfortunately is freighted with misses.
Black Box's one-act play festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 20, 2010

Let's get physical (maybe)

If Kevin Broccoli weren't so loose and hip, he might be called a raconteur.
Kevin Broccoli's That Might Not Be Sex
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 23, 2010

That Might Not Be Sex at the Artists' Exchange

That Might Not Be Sex at the Artists' Exchange

That woo you pitch can have lots and lots and lots and LOTS of different contexts, implications, and worries attached to it — are you...
By webteam  |  July 06, 2010
Yart Sale

Yart Sale

Sharing items and ideas is an effective way to build new relationships, and in some ways the Artists' Exchange, 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, hosts the...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010
Kevin Broccoli's "You Might Be God" at the Artists' Exchange

Kevin Broccoli's "You Might Be God" at the Artists' Exchange

That plea in the night. That prayer when things go wrong. Those visits to church or temple. Does God exist? If so, in what form?...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010

The human condition

Kevin Broccoli, the writer and directorial ringmaster, announced before the performance that we were going to see not a play, but rather an experiment.
Who’s to say what’s Crazy ?
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 27, 2009
"You Might Not Be Crazy" monologues

"You Might Not Be Crazy" monologues

In Kevin Broccoli’s new play, a parade of actors turn in performances that have themselves and their audience wondering whether there’s a screw loose. You...
By webteam  |  November 11, 2009