Community College of Rhode Island

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Contact Information

Cheri Markward
Department Chair & Faculty
Tel: 401-825-2167
Fax: 401-825-2265

Office: Knight Campus
Room 3182

Cynthia McClintock
Tel: 401-825-2168

Cheri Markward
Website Content Manager

Performing Arts Department

The CCRI Performing Arts Department includes the theater and music programs.  Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree in theater, technical theater, music or jazz studies.  In addition, the department provides a variety of courses to fulfill arts requirements and general study for the broader community.

Actress to offer insider’s view of Hollywood, Broadway

The Community College of Rhode Island Players invite all to get a look inside the world of stage and screen at "Hollywood vs. Broadway: An Insider's View Featuring Tracee Chimo" at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Liston Campus, 1 Hilton St., Providence. [read more]

Performing Arts Department plans
year of entertainment

The 2014-2015 academic year at the Community College of Rhode Island is in full swing, and for the Performing Arts Department, that means revving up for a season of varied performances and special engagements.

In addition to the usual productions and recitals, though, this year holds added significance for the department as it prepares to celebrate the rededication of the Bobby Hackett Theater as part of the college's 50th anniversary. [Read more]

CCRI Players kick off season with thriller 'BUG' - The Community College of Rhode Island Players will open the 2014-15 season with Tracey Letts' "BUG," a dark comedy/thriller about the perils and pitfalls of unbridled fear, Oct. 23 to 26 in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick. [Read more]

weiss thumbnailNatalie Weiss to give master class, concert - Singer and teaching artist Natalie Weiss, who first reached acclaim via her now-international YouTube following and on “American Idol” and who now works on Broadway and national tours, will give a master class and special concert at the Community College of Rhode Island this month. [Read more]

Macaux thumbnailStudent tapped to co-direct Ladd Center documentary -Community College of Rhode Island student Bob Macaux has always had a passion for acting and theater. As a Theatre major, he has pushed himself to learn about different aspects of theatrical and video production, all of which play to his strengths as a leader and a performer. Now, Macaux has found himself in the midst of learning a very different set of lessons – and on the job, no less – as he is set to co-direct his first feature length documentary on a subject close to him. [Read more]


Fall 2013 Performance Season - CCRI’s Department of Performing Arts has a lot to look forward to during the 2013-14 academic year. From a thrilling drama that will have audiences on the edge of their seats to jazz standards to lesser-known choral masterworks, there are performances to suit all tastes and budgets on campus this year. [Read More]

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Last Updated: 2/23/15