Our Founders

Mixed Magic Theatre was founded in 2000 by Bernadet and Ricard Pitts-Wiley. It was originally located in North Kingstown, RI, before moving to Pawtucket in 2005. At the time, Mixed Magic Theatre lived in the Hope Artiste Village. In 2014, Mixed Magic has found its home at the Lorraine Mills. In 2017, we built an outdoor amphitheater at the bottom of the hill.

In addition to producing plays, the theatre acts as a venue for local and national performers. Mixed Magic also produces a set of regular programs, including (RI)se to Black, a theater series featuring work of , and the Exult Choir, the theatre’s resident choir, formed in 2006.

The theatre has attracted international attention for producing Moby Dick: Then and Now, an interpretation of Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick by Ricardo Pitts-Willey. The play traveled to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. and the International Melville Conference held by the Melville Society in Poland in 2007.