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Past Events

Good Time Stories and Music
for a Bright Night - New Year's Eve!

Saturday, December, 31
8 pm to 11 pm at
(Empire & Weybosset) featuring
Mark Binder and the Wippets

Admission is free with your wrist band
More information about Bright Night at

Mark Binder and the Wippets



Tales for the City Live at WaterFire
September 15 and 29

The American Story Theater is pleased to announce its third season of
"Tales for WaterFire -- stories for families, stories for adults."

On Saturday, September 15, three world-class storytellers — Judith Black, Tony Cranston and Mark Binder will spin tales tag-team style at 7:30pm, 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm - Different stories each set!

On Saturday, September 29, the Wippets will join AST Artistic Director Mark Binder to present an exciting show of "good time music and stories."

This event will be held on the Story/Jazz Stage right in the middle of SteepleStreet, in Providence, RI. (Traffic will be rerouted)

These events are Free and underwritten by the Citizens Bank Foundation.
Click here for more information about WaterFire

Judith Black, Tony Cranston and Mark Binder

Saturday, 9/15
7:30, 8:30, 9:30


Mark Binder and the Wippets

Good time Music and Stories

Saturday, 9/29
7:30, 8:30, 9:30


The Rhode Stories Festival (2006)

Rhode Stories
Spooky Stories

Friday, October 27 -- 7pm at Slater Mill
Sunday, October 29 -- 4pm at the Courthouse Center
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Rhode Stories
--Family and Food Stories

Saturday, November 18 -- 7pm at Slater Mill
Sunday, November 19 -- 4pm at the Courthouse Center
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Rhode Stories
-- Holiday Stories

Sunday, December 17-- 4pm at the Courthouse Center
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American Story Theater Live at WaterFire

September 9 and September 16, 2006
Michael Anderson, Norah Dooley, Marvin Novogrodski, Catherine Conant, Mark Binder
Shows at 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm
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Odd Wednesdays Fish DuckOdd Wednesdays

The American Story Theater at AS220, 115 Empire Street
(Near Trinity Rep)
Providence, RI

Have a drink
Hear a story
Tell a lie

March 22 - Michael Anderson & Carolyn Martino
April 19 - Tony Toledo and Rory Raven
May 31 - Mark Binder and Keith Munslow
June 14 - Jackson Gillman and Clare Vadeboncoeur
July 19 - Judith Black

Stories for adults. $10 admission, $5 students, seniors and the underemployed
Doors open 7:30
Open Mic at 8pm
Features at 9 pm

About AS220
For directions to AS220 Click here

'American Story Theater Presents Stories for a Bright Night' - at Bright Night, Providence, RI Saturday, December, 31

-- 3 pm to 5 pm at BENEFICENT CHURCH ROUNDTOP CENTER (Empire & Weybosset) featuring Mark Binder, Carolyn Martino, & Others -- Family Stories for Bright Night
-- 9 pm to 10 pm at AS220 (Empire Street) -- Adult Storytelling with American Story Theater

WaterFire presents Tales of October - on the Jazz/Storytelling Stage on Steeple Street, between North Main Street and Canal Street in Providence, RI

This program is underwritten by the Citizens Bank Foundation

Saturday, October 1
Leeny Del Seamonds, Carolyn Martino, Mark Binder
at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30

Saturday, October 15 -- FLOODED OUT (boo)
Judith Black, Marvin Novogrodski, Mark Binder
at 7, 8 and 9 pm

Saturday, October 29
Jeanne Donato, David Mello, Mark Binder
at 7, 8 and 9 pm
BONUS SHOW at 10pm including Marilyn Meardon, Marvin Novogrodski, Jeanne Jordan Bent, Carolyn Martino

For information about performers, click here!

Thursday Morning Storytime

at the Morris Ave. Pocket Park (Corner of Fisher St.)
Every Thursday in September from 10:30 to 11:00 am (weather permitting) September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Thursday, July 14 at 6pm —The American Story Theater at Lippit Park

(the park at the North End of Blackstone Blvd.)
Part of the City of Providence Summer Art Series
Storytellers Mark Binder & Laura Packer present excellent tales for all agesGet your ice cream or lemonade and enjoy a story!

Sunday, February 20 -- Stories for Tsunami Relief from 2 to 4pm at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1441 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI

  • Jeanne Donato - Westerly, RI
  • Mark Binder - Providence, RI
  • Catfish Jim Gillen - West Warwick, RI
  • Marilyn Meardon, - Providence, RI
  • Sally Rae Rogers

December 31, 2004
American Story Theater at Bright Night at the Beneficent Church--Roundtop Center - click here to view the event poster

6 pm Val Tutson
7 pm Katie Latimer
8 pm Carolyn Martino
9 pm Mark Binder

American Story Theater's Senior Centers in Providence Tour

First event: Thursday, September, 30 at 10:30 am - 'American Story Theater Presents Marilyn Meardon, Carolyn Martino and Mark Binder' - Silver Lake Community Center, Providence, RI

American Story Theater Summer Parks Schedule

The American Story Theater was founded in 2004 to broaden the audience for story performance. The American Story Theater Summer Project is supported by the City of Providence in collaboration with AS220.

Thurs. July 8 1pm Mark Binder Brassil Park, Brook Street, Providence
Friday July 9 1pm Mark Binder Regent Avenue Playground
Wed. July 14 11:30 am Marilyn Meardon Ardoene Park
Ardoene Street off of Reservoir Avenue
Thurs. July 15 11:30 am Carolyn Martino  Veazie Street Playground
Wed. July 21 11:30 am Marilyn Meardon Donigan Park Park
Valley Street at Barstow Street
Thurs. July 22 11:30 am Carolyn Martino Fargnoli Park, Smith Street
Wed. July 28 11:30 am Marilyn Meardon Summit Avenue Playground
Thurs. July 29 11:30 am Carolyn Martino Dexter Field Playground
Wednesday,. August 4 11:30 am Carolyn Martino Cabral Park
Wickenden Street across from Fox Point Boys and Girls Club
Wednesday, Aug.  11 1pm Mark Binder Potter Park, Humbolt Ave.

If you're interested, please write or send us an email:

The American Story Theater
PO Box 2462, Providence, RI 02906
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More information coming soon.....