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the upspace

The Upstairs Space is one of two black box theaters at Production Workshop, Brown University’s only completely student-run theatre. The Upspace is an intimate, flexible space; it can become a concert venue, creative workshop, exhibit space, or stage at a moment’s notice. It is equipped with a light grid, speakers, seating platforms, and a grand piano. Access to the Upspace comes with access to Production Workshop’s furniture stock, props stock, lighting equipment, and costume shop. Upspace users are also eligible to apply for the Open Jar Grant, a small pool of money Production Workshop grants to students and projects who need it. The Upspace is an incredibly valuable resource for all Brown and RISD students to use.

There is an outpouring of creativity and creative projects on Brown’s campus that need a home. We want the Upspace to be that home; we want anyone and everyone with an idea to have access to the resources Production Workshop offers. Our goal (ambitious as it is) is that no Upspace day go unused, and no potential project goes unseen.

The PW board provides artists access to the Upspace through a combined request-lottery. Here’s how it works:

Check the pw facebook page for the next upspace lottery. Email or with questions.
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