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Cabaret and Cabernet with The DAVE Project and RE/MAX!

Looking to make some great business connections AND learn about a good cause at the same time?? Check out Cabaret and Cabernet with The Dave Project this Tuesday!

Join RE/MAX Cityside and The DAVE Project performers for a fantastic evening of networking and entertainment to meet new business contacts and see how you can help support the arts in your local schools, accompanied by your favorite Broadway classics and new Broadway hits performed by New York City professionals. Performers include Sarah Dowling, Brittany Lynn Kriger, Michael Tuck, Alyssa Gorgone, and Kevin White on piano! Requests Welcome!

Corporate Sponsorships - RE/MAX Cityside 

In the Market for a Move? 

Sherri Mercurio, Broker at Re/Max Cityside is committed to donating 5% (up to $500) of her commissions generated from DAVE referrals to our cause! If you or anyone you know is interested in buying or selling a home, contact Sherri and tell her you were referred by The DAVE Project! 

We need your help!

Starting January 3, 2011 at 6AM, the DAVE Project: Dedicated Artists for the Vitality of arts Education, will be in the running for a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant. 

With this money, we would be able to provide 15 six-week after school performing arts programs for public school students who do not have the resources at their schools due to budget cuts. 

This grant could kick-start our program and create a sustainable way to provide arts education to RI students for little to no cost to them! 

Please vote once per day for The DAVE Project at

You are alloted 10 votes per day, we only ask that you use these votes for wonderful ideas in the three OTHER categories ($5k, $25k, $250k), so that all your votes don’t wash out.

For more information on The DAVE Project please visit our, and The DAVE Project’s Page on Facebook for plenty of pictures and videos! Please check back as we plan to have daily updates throughout this process. 

Please send this to everyone you know, we need your help!! It takes only ONE vote per day to reach hundreds of students in RI and provide them with FREE performing arts education!!!!!!! 

HoliDAVE! Cabaret and Youth Workshop a success!

A huge thank you to all who came out to support us at our first ever HoliDAVE! Beer & Wine Tasting Dinner Cabaret and our latest installment in our youth workshop series. Both the day and evening were a HUGE success, and we only have more awesome things to come in the near future! Please be sure to check out our facebook page, YouTube channel, and website for tons of pictures and videos! Thank you all!


HoliDAVE! A Cabaret and Beer & Wine Tasting Holiday Celebration

The DAVE Project: Dedicated Artists for the Vitality of arts Education is proud to announce its second fundraiser event, the holiday-themed HoliDAVE! on Saturday, November 27th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. HoliDAVE! will not only feature incredible cabaret performances by some of our friends from both New York and Rhode Island, but also a beer and wine tasting sponsored by North Smithfield Liquors, a silent auction, and displays by local artists, all amongst the fun holiday celebration, complete with a visit from Santa himself!

The HoliDAVE evening will feature performances from:
Sarah Dowling
Michael Tuck
Kevin White
Katherine Weatherford
Kevin Green
Brittany Lynn Kriger
Alyssa Gorgone
Megan MacPhee

As well as local Rhode Islanders:
Sarah Elizabeth Pothier
Dan Tracy
Amanda Palmer
Kevin Patrick Martin

Musical Direction by Kevin White, and a live band coordinated by Alex Tirrell!

There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and admission is a donation of $35 for those wishing to participate in the beer and wine tasting, or $25 for those who are just looking to enjoy the performances and exciting holiday cheer! All admissions are considered donations, and all donors will receive an official letter for tax time!

Also on Saturday, November 27th at the Hope Artiste Village, The DAVE Project will be hosting a theatre workshop, where our professional New York performer friends will work with workshop participants on a variety of exercises, culminating in monologue performances at 3:00 pm for family and friends! This event is designed for middle school-age to high school-age students, and is for serious participants only. There will be a $10 participation fee, which will cover lunch for the students. You’ll be impressed at what we can accomplish in just five hours!

TO RESERVE TICKETS or a spot for the youth workshop, send an email to, call (401) 338-6309, or send a check to The DAVE Project at 10 Railroad Street #237, Slatersville, RI 02876, along with the name on the reservation, how many tickets you would like to reserve, and how we can contact you. ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE at will be available within the week! We were nearly at capacity last time, so reserve your tickets ASAP to make sure you get a seat! 

If you or anyone you know are interested in donating an item for the silent auction, displaying artwork, or purchasing an ad in our ad book, be sure to contact us ASAP! All monetary and item donations are eligible for tax deductions, and donors will be provided with a letter for the IRS. 

Be sure to RSVP soon, and we hope to celebrate the holiday season with you at HoliDAVE!

First event? Success!

So, now that the chaos from our first cabaret has receded, it’s time to BLOG! How did it go? Very well indeed! We started off the day with our youth workshop, where we had eight participants who worked with us for five hours on acting techniques, vocal techniques, warmups… you name it! We even taught them “Flesh Failures,” which was the finale of our cabaret that evening, and invited them to join in with us if they were able to attend! Then we had almost an hour of 1-on-1 coaching time, where we worked with the kids on monologues, which they performed for all of us. It was a lot of fun, and everyone learned some great stuff (kids AND instructors). Saturday night, we had somewhere in the ballpark of 300 guests, 8 different artists showcasing some of their work, and a darn good time! We managed to raise over $13,000 for The DAVE Project! The support was just unreal!

Be sure to check out!/pages/The-DAVE-Project/104254799618858?ref=ts for pics and videos that will be posted in the coming days, and  for all kinds of goodies. 

Also, don’t miss out on our Beer & Wine Tasting Event Thursday, September 16 from 7-9 pm at The Elks Lodge in Smithfield, RI. There will be unlimited tastings and a silent auction full of awesome stuff, with an admission of just $20!!! 

Keep following us and spread the word! No day but today!

All kinds of excitement!!

Wow. We have quite a week ahead of us! First of all, we just had an awesome article written about us in the Associated Content by Mary DeBerry (check it out at, AND our gorgeous website is up at Stop on by and stroll around! Also, there are only FOUR DAYS until The DAVE Project’s First Benefit Cabaret/Youth Workshop! Crazy! We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any exciting news, but please don’t forget to RSVP to! Seating is limited and time is short, so don’t miss the opportunity to see the FIRST event of The DAVE Project! Both are on Saturday July 10th, and are in Unit 715 at The Hope Artiste Village at 1005 Main Street in Pawtucket, RI. The Youth Workshop is for middle and high school age kids, goes from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, has a fee of $10 for lunch, and will end with a short performance for friends and family. The Benefit Cabaret is at the same place, but starts at 8:00 pm and goes to 11:00 pm. There will be two bars, hors d’eourves, and tons of artwork by local artists. This is NOT a night to miss! Send your RSVP NOW and we look forward to seeing you there!

Alex & Alyssa

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas Merton
This was stolen off of Kevin Broccoli’s wall, but I had to share it… too excellent not to!

Our first press release!!

Okay so we’ve got some really exciting stuff going on! I know I always say that, but it’s because, well, it’s been true a lot lately! Anyway, to start us off, we had our first press release sent out this week to all of the Rhode Island papers, which was put together by our friend Aaron Melaragno. Sweet! Nothing like getting the ball rolling! Then, Alyssa and I were interviewed by The Valley Breeze yesterday! An article just about The DAVE Project? Yup! How cool is that?! You’re probably asking “Hey Alex, when will we be able to read about you on the front page of USA Today??” There’s no telling, but it’ll probably be a matter of hours! Anyway, you’ll just have to settle for the press release below, and keep your eyes peeled to see what pops up in the RI news scene!

Oh also don’t forget to RSVP to the cabaret, seats are going fast!


Here’s the press release…

Contact: Alex Gorgone

           The DAVE Project


   © 401/338.6309 

The DAVE Project Announces Benefit Cabaret and Youth Theater Workshop

Pawtucket, RI (June 14th, 2010) – The DAVE Project is proud to announce its inaugural benefit cabaret, taking place at 8PM on July 10th, at The Hope Artiste Village at 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket Rhode Island. The event will feature entertainment from performers who are active in the New York theatre community, as well as a group of local artists, all backed by a full band.

-The evening will offer an opportunity for guests to interact with performers, while learning more about The DAVE Project’s exciting initiatives.

-Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be available for the enjoyment of attendees.

-There will be a $25 suggested donation at the door.

Earlier in the day at 10:00 am, The DAVE Project will be offering a Youth Workshop also at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. Professional performers from our cabaret will work with children interested in performance arts on a variety of exercises. The workshop will culminate in a free performance at 3PM for family & friends. There will be a $10 fee for participation, which will cover lunch for participants.

The DAVE Project is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers little-to-no-cost performing arts education for public school children, taught by active professional performers. Standing for Dedicated Artists for the Vitality of arts Education, The DAVE Project is inspired by the life of David Gorgone, his passion for music and theater, and his passion for people, The DAVE Project intends to continue the spirit of David’s life through the conception of a professional theater company in his name. This company exists with the aim of educating all who wish to learn about theater and music, but may not be able to achieve the desired level of education in their respective public schools due to budget constraints, and who may not be able to afford a school with a specialization in performing arts.

In David’s true spirit, we intend to promote the recognition of the importance of art as human beings, and the importance of people and friendships in our everyday lives. We also find it to be incredibly important to allow for an opportunity for education by practicing professionals, as this will give participants the greatest chance for success within the theater and music community.  For more information visit, or Like them on

The DAVE Project’s First Benefit Cabaret

The DAVE Project is proud to announce our very first event, which will be a cabaret benefit on July 10th at 8PM at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI! This is going to be a very exciting event, where we will be able to show you the caliber of talent we have supporting our project! We are currently expecting to have 12 professional performers from New York City and also some familiar local faces performing a variety of numbers with a full band! There will be hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and it should be a fun night out to support Rhode Island Performing Arts education and meet other local arts supporters! There will be a suggested donation at the door of $25.00, but for now, please just respond to reserve your seat, as spots are limited. 

Parents, please keep in mind that there may be some profanity in the songs, and liquor will be served, making this a “PG” rated event. Please use your discretion as to whether your children are of an apporpriate age to be at such an event.

Also if you know any middle to high-school age kids who are interested in the performing arts, we will be hosting a theatre workshop on July 10th at 10 am, also at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, where the professional performers from our cabaret will work with the kids on a variety of exercises, culminating in an impromptu performance at 3PM for family & friends! Come see what these kids can do in just 5 hours! This workshop is for serious participants only and the fee is $10 per student, to help cover the travel expenses of our visiting performers. 

Finally, some of Dave’s Phi Kappa Psi brothers will be hosting a beer & wine tasting event with a silent auction in Smithfield, RI in mid-September. More information coming soon! 

Please email your RSVP for the cabaret and/or the workshop to, along with the number of seats you would like reserved. Don’t forget, or else we may not have enough seats for everyone! Please also note that this will be a nice evening, and please dress appropriately (i.e. no hats, sneakers, t-shirts, ripped jeans, etc.). Spread the word, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The DAVE Project
10 Railroad St #237W
Slatersville, RI 02876

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