55 PUTNAM STREET, PROVIDENCE RI: OUR VERY OWN SPACE – CLASSROOM, REHEARSAL STUDIO, MEDIA LAB AND OFFICE.
Since its inception The Manton Avenue Project has been lucky enough to receive free-of-charge space for our playmaking classes, Playwriting Weekends and performances thanks to the William D’Abate School and Moses Brown. But we have longed for a home of our own, a place that would not only house our offices and classroom, but give the MAP Kids a place that they could come to throughout the year after school to work on their plays or their homework, and play and learn from guest artists.
In 2013, thanks to the generosity and vision of Olneyville Housing Corporation, The Manton Avenue Project moved into the MAP Clubhouse, a beautifully renovated corner storefront space in a previously abandoned building. Now we’re able to fill the space with energy and activity, and give MAP students their very own creative space right in their neighborhood.