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.

Another round of money grants from CREW NATION

Crew Nation is making another round of grants available, as they did in April, this time for anyone who was affected by the layoffs in July, August and September. One of the conditions of this one is that you did not get any money from the previous round.

Charlie Ryan, our Business Agent, has posted a document on this website, download link here-

Crew Nation Letter (right-click to download the PDF)

and will be official documentation of the shows that have been cancelled in all our venues. You may also use our website calendar as supporting documentation, as all of the cancelled and postponed events from the last several months are still listed on it. Give them the link to it, let them see:


The people at Crew Nation might want to go look at the websites for all our venues, which can be found in a nice list here:


The deadline is October 11th, so get to it. Here is the link to the website:

A Message from our Business Agent- Thank You for the Rally

Hello Everyone,

First let me say WOW! I’m so honored and thankful for our members and officers that participated in our Red Alert Restart Rally. We walked those streets with pride and dignity. We showed everyone that we truly care about what we do in the entertainment world…Our world.

 We came together because of something terrible that’s devastated our industry and hurt us all. On September 1st when I saw everyone standing together supporting each other, I have never been so proud of our union as I was that day. It’s given me a tremendous amount of hope and shown me how how strong we are together. My motto has always been “In Union there is STRENGTH” and that day proved it 100%. Thank you again to everyone for caring and being part of our proud IATSE Local 23 history. 


Charles Ryan
Business Agent  IATSE Local 23 RI
Dunkin Donuts Center Dept. Head/Steward

In Union There Is Strength