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Mission

The Arctic Playhouse mission is to provide the community with affordable access to the performing arts in a variety of genres and styles, while fostering the growth of developing artists.

Who We Are

The Arctic Playhouse evolved from the highly successful ‘Daydream Theater Company’ that was founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 2002.  In 2014, Daydream Theater Company was looking for a new, larger location.  A venue was secured in Arctic Village, West Warwick, a once-thriving arts community that had abundant storefront space available. This location became home to The Arctic Playhouse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  Arctic Playhouse founders transformed this venue into a functional, aesthetically pleasing 90- seat capacity neighborhood theater that offered affordable ticket prices.  The Arctic Playhouse has had the opportunity to engage the community in the performing arts by hosting open auditions, providing a venue for local artists to work their craft, and allowing a growing and active community to be involved in the theater.

The Arctic Playhouse Board

Jim Belanger

Jim Belanger

Jim Belanger became interested in community theater when he began building sets for Daydream Theatre in 2001. He quickly developed...

Lloyd Felix

Lloyd Felix

Lloyd Felix has been involved in theatre since 2005 when in his spare time he helped build sets for Daydream...

Caroline Gauthier

Caroline Gauthier

Caroline Gauthier joined The Arctic Playhouse as the Treasurer in January 2016 to help streamline the organization’s finances with the...

Bryan Sawyer

Bryan Sawyer

Bryan Sawyer is a 2005 graduate of The Hospitality College of Johnson & Wales University (Providence) and has served on...

Nick Manousos

Nick Manousos

Nick Manousos grew up in Northern California before moving to Rhode Island.  Nick is an attorney and owner of a...