No One Is Perfect ……

There was a mail in ballot sent to you postmarked May 13th in regards to the current vote on a change to the way we handle healthcare. Under further inspection it was discovered that the ballot contains a date typo. It states that the ballot must be in by May 14th, which is impossible. The actual due date for the ballot to be in the union P.O. Box is JUNE 18th.

If any questions, Or if you haven’t received your ballot yet contact David Allen by your usual means of contact or by this site at

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.

Welcome to the IATSE Local 23 home page


For over 100 years, we have been working behind the scenes in live entertainment 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 can also provide individuals skilled and certified in all departments of show production areas and many competent OSHA certified individuals. 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.
Click here to Read more about us…

IA Local 23/ CCRI Holiday Toy Drive

IATSE Local 23/CCRI Toy Drive


November 5, 2020

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 23 of RI, in partnership with CCRI, is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Toy Drive to benefit families in need, whose parents are attending CCRI as students. This year, in an effort to assist more families, support small businesses, and to follow current health protocols, we have partnered with Henry Bear’s Park Toy Store and their It Takes a Village Program to make our venture contact-less by providing care packages, in the form of gift cards to children in need. They have even offered to match 25% of donations!

 The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all, and the many CCRI students who struggle to afford college while also working, often more than one job, and taking care of their young families are no exception. Your generosity will help these hard-working students by making their holidays a little brighter for their children. 

All you need to do is click the link below, select the IATSE button and how many care packages you’d like to donate, enter your information, and you’re all set. All transactions are tax-free and fully secure using Henry Bear’s Park website. Thank you in advance for doing your part in making sure these RI boys and girls have an amazing winter holiday.

For more information about IATSE Local 23 of RI, CCRI, or Henry Bear’s Park, please find us on social media and on the web.

Pay your Local 23 Dues Online


We have implemented a method of paying your Local 23 dues online. Here are the steps:

Use this link to send an email to Dave Allen, the secretary-treasurer, at

telling him how many quarters you want to pay for.  The price, online only, will be $77.50 per quarter, which adds up to $310  for the whole year.  This includes a surcharge for the Paypal service that we are using.

He will send you an invoice, to the email address you gave him, for the amount that you have requested.  There will be a link in that invoice to the Paypal payment service.  Click that.  You will be sent to the secure Paypal portal, where you can use any major credit or debit card to pay.  This will work on a desktop or mobile device.

You will receive a receipt for your purchase, and  Dave will arrange to get your stamps to you.

You can still mail a check to Dave of course, and the price would be the normal $75 per quarter, the mailing address:

IATSE Local 23
PO Box 23044
Providence RI  02903

If you have any issues with this, please send Dave Allen another email and explain your issue.  Thanks.