Providing Professional Entertainment Technical Personnel in RI


Welcome to the homepage of Local #23 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.  For 126 years, we have been the crew working behind the scenes in several venues across Rhode Island such as….


– The Providence Performing Arts Center 
– The Dunkin Donuts Center
– Veterans Memorial Auditorium
– Rhode Island Convention Center
– The Ryan Center at URI Kingston, RI
– Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI
– Bold Point Concert Venue, East Providence, RI

We also have members that have completed the entertainment technician certification program or the ETCP.

We provide individuals skilled and certified in all departments of show production areas including wardrobe references with IATSE Local 830

Contact our Business Agent Charles Ryan by email:
or use the contact form on this site
to discuss what we can do for you.
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New Material

This website has a regularly updated feed from our Locals Facebook page with quick snippets of information pertaining to the local scene of our industry. I do realize that not everyone is on the various forms of social media, so some might encounter trouble seeing posts. If you’re having any trouble at all seeing things then please drop me a line so I can sort it out with the Facebook settings, every post on that feed is set to public viewing permissions, if you’re having problems, I’m here to help.


Don’t throw away your shot….

Vaccination efforts have FINALLY been released to the hospitality and event worker category. The local news reports difficulties in obtaining an appointment to get a Covid vaccine but here are some links to a few different sites that should be productive. – an extremely broad search engine encompassing a reach of 100 miles. Only lists appointments that are available up to two weeks in advance. By far the easiest site to book an appointment based on your availability thatI’ve encountered yet. – Leave your name and number and well call you back. In other words, it’s a signup list. Answer a few questions and they’ll notify you when your availability opens up – allows you to search for appointments by zip code, however, seems to require a username signup. – Appointments fill up fast, checking every few hours resulted in a few openings. – Currently only offering vaccines to individuals 60 and older or with underlying health conditions

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, so don’t throw it away

– Alexander Gretzky Hamilton

Stand up for your rights.

Unionizing is your federally protected right under the national labor relations act, and is not to be influenced by any administrative body. Under no circumstances shall you be intimidated or coerced out of your rights. For more information and education, visit the National Labor Relations Board website to educate yourself at.

for more information on the national labor relations act of 1935, visit

New Management

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

The Previous webmaster has moved on and this site is now under new management. If calendar entries aren’t updated and emails seem to go unanswered, please bear with me during the transition and a response will come as soon as possible. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for a more informal update feed.

Thank you for your patience.