At Epic Theatre Company, we believe that we’re not only making art, but also serving our community. We’re in the smallest state with the loudest punch, and we love not only the citizens of Rhode Island, but the causes they support.

Interested in learning more about who we vibe with and how to vibe with us? You’ve come to the right place! You can find out below. First, take a peek at these stunning shots from one of our Resident Photographers, Samantha Gaus. She snapped these as part of a promotional program with the Avenue Concept to build some buzz for Epic’s World Premiere of Paint, by Kevin Broccoli, in 2019!

Opening Weekend Program

Did you know that Epic Theatre Company donates all opening weekend proceeds from our main-stage productions to a local 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization? In the past two years, Epic has donated over $7,000 to local charities, including Amos House, Avenue Concept, Day One Rhode Island, RI Solidarity Fund, and Youth Pride RI. 

When Epic recommences in-person performances in 2021, timing pending COVID-related safety parameters, we will be continuing this partnership program during our production runs. Epic encourages local non-profits to connect with us if our mission and values align with yours. The hope is that Epic can spread awareness about our partner organizations to new audiences, and our partners can help promote our art more broadly within our vibrant community.

If you are interested in becoming an Epic Opening Weekend Fund Program partner, please contact our Executive Director, Megan Ruggiero ( for more information and to learn more about our season and which opening weekend might be the best fit for your non-profit!

About the Artists’ Exchange

Epic Theatre Company is proud to be the resident theatre company of Artists’ Exchange of Cranston, Rhode Island.

Artists’ Exchange is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. Artists’ Exchange is home to multiple art studios, a gallery, art boutique, and 50-seat theater, as well as a secondary venue site, Theatre 82: a multi-use performance, meeting, and instructional space.

Artists’ Exchange offers immersion opportunities for the exploration of the arts through classes, summer camps, school programs, birthday parties, and events in art, theater, music, and ceramics. Artists’ Exchange’s in-house integrated theater productions are composed of actors with and without disabilities, and perform four plays each year which aim to engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences. Artists’ Exchange hosts a variety of community events such as the Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival and Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, all geared to bring people together in a shared celebration of creativity, community, and self-expression.

Artists’ Exchange is proudly owned and operated by Gateways to Change, Inc.