Rhode Island
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
MIXED MAGIC THEATER & CULTURAL EVENTS

Mixed Magic Theatre develops performing arts projects that forward its mission to "present a diversity of ideas and images on stage and use the theatre, and its related art forms as a way to build stronger, more literate, and arts-active communities" We "first think diverse" in our efforts to be inclusive.

Since the company's founding in 2000, Mixed Magic Theatre has developed and presented a wide variety of work including orginal adapatations of classic literature such as Moby Dick, Don Quixote and Frankenstein, to dramtic interpetations of speeches and letters by Martin Luther King. 

The company has also staged acclaimed orginal productions about iconic African-American figures such as Zora Neal Hurston, Maya Anjelou, Bessie Smith, Mahalia Jackson and Martin Luther King.

In 2013 The Mixed Magic Exult Choir was formed to preserve and celebrate gospel music and its influence on contemporary and world music and the struggle for human rights. The choir, which also tours, presents 4 -6 concerts per year including its annual Greatness of Gospel Concert on Labor Day Weekend.

Mixed Magic has produced plays by emerging playwrigts including Kevin Broccoli and Alexis Inghram in additon to the work of August Wilson, Amiri Baraka, Stephen Addley Gurgis, Alfred Uhry and Ntozake Shange. as well as plays by William Shakespeare including King Lear, Othello, Taming of the Shrew, Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare's work has also been incorporated into original performaces that combined Shakespeare and gospel and hip-hop music to create Shakespeare in the Spirit and From the Bard to the Bounce: A Hip-Hop and Shakespeare Experience.

The company has a strong commitment to poetry with its presentations pf Poets on Fire, The Never Silent Voices and our monthly showcase of black and brown talent RIse to Black.

Along with the Exult Choir the company also offers touring productions of Reflections: Growing Up a Black Man in America, MLK's Beyond Vietnam and Letter From Birmingham City Jail, Fate Comes Knocking: MLK and the Foot Soliers of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ricardo
Job Title/Position: 
Development Director
Mailing Address: 
560 Mineral Spring Ave.
Box 100A
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Physical Address: 
560 Mineral Spring Ave. Box 100A
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Last Name: 
Pitts-Wiley
Phone: 
4013057333

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Humanities - General
Year Founded: 
2005
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
LGBTQ Populations
People with Disabilities
Teens
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Centers
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Broadcast Production
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts 2017
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Mixed Magic Theatre Mainstage, Stage Too Blackbox, Amphitheater
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
560 Mineral Spring Ave.
Box 100A
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Venue Phone: 
4013057333
Stage Details: 
Amphitheater / Concert Shell / Bandstand
Black Box
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Dressing room(s)
Exhibition walls
Light system / track lighting
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Piano
Recording Equipment
Restaurant/Catering
Security
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
90
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$50
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$150
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available