October in Progress

It’s been an interesting September at AWIP. After 6 years of opening our doors in the same location each semester, we are in a temporary location this fall while our regular space is under renovations. We went into the season apprehensive about this change, since the new location presents many challenges. Yet here we are halfway through the fall semester, and we are all standing back in amazement at how seamless the transition has been. A testimony to the fact that our families, community, and staff are some of the most hard-working and gracious around. Thank you!!

Here’s what’s happening in October:

Announcing our first Master Class…

Join us for a workshop led by professional videographer Sean Brown of Move Mountains Co, Providence. Whether they are pursuing film as a hobby or as a future career, students will learn what it takes to be a successful filmmaker. For ages 10-18, Thursday October 17 @10-12. Click here for more info and to register!


There’s only 2 weeks left in the In-Progress Fund Drive! AWIP needs your help more than ever!

Did you know that…

  • AWIP gives away over $3,000 in scholarships and discounts each year
  • We aim to keep prices low so that homeschooling families don’t have to cut the arts out of their curriculum
  • We have an outreach group that brings FREE performance art to our surrounding communities (schools, churches, community centers, nursing homes, and more)
  • We’ve been fixing up the Tolman Stage on our own, providing a clean, safe stage for the Tolman students as well as our families.

Well, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much more we hope to do, but in order for us to continue doing these things, we need your help! 

Click here to Be a Part of our Mainstage Playbill Ad Drive, which is our current fundraiser! We need your help and every dollar counts!


Classes for spring are still accepting registrations. Check them out before they fill up!

As always, contact us if you have any questions. We will see you in the spotlight!

#learngrowshine,

Miss Jen, for all of us at AWIP

Week 2: Free trial for select classes!

We had a great first day of classes last week as we kicked off our 7th Fall Semester! We were especially grateful to the families and students who were so very patient with us as we worked out the kinks of using this new (temporary) location. Everything went fairly smoothly thanks to the efforts of our volunteers leading the “Front of House Production” known as Check in/Check out!

Tomorrow marks Week 2 of Fall Classes and we are running a few specials for classes that still have space. You may try the following classes tomorrow as a free trial, and then if you join the class afterwards, you will receive 20% off! Click the links below to learn more about the classes and contact us if you will be giving it a try!

“Find Your Light” for ages 7-9 and 10-12:

learn the basics of acting and more!

Musical Theatre: Stories thru Song for ages 4-6. Younger students learn about basic music and rhythm combined with improvisation!

Foundations in the Arts for ages 10-18: an all-around perspective of the arts (note this is on Thursdays at a new time!)


Also: we just added two new Behind The Scenes workshops!

Set Construction + Set Decorating for ages 10-18 starting in two weeks! An excellent opportunity to learn basic skills in building and painting.

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. See you soon! — Miss Jen for all of us at AWIP