WHAT IS CHIFFEROBE?
Chifferobe is a boutique production company, which specializes in period-inspired entertainment and soirees such as speakeasies, sideshows, and circuses, among others. We invite performers and revelers alike to join us in stepping out of time in order to suspend our collective belief and re-imagine the past, thus creating a fantastic (but fleeting) living installation. In addition to booking entertainers of all varieties from across the country, Chifferobe also has an in-house dance company, The TropiGals. From bands and circus artists to solo dancers and large group numbers that float on the edge of performance art, Chifferobe Entertainment references a time when the silver screen required triple threat talent and Hollywood was as it will always remain in our collective memory: a place of dreams, glitz, and glamour.
Whether you are looking for an extraordinary night on the town or a private affair to remember, from booking entertainment to marketing and on-site coordinating, Chifferobe offers exceptional events for you! Be who you want. Play as you wish, and always remember that anything goes as long as it's over the top or under the table.
WHO ARE CHIFFEROBE'S CURRENT CLIENTS?
We are proud to include the following organizations and venues as clients:
The French American School of Rhode Island
The Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum
Jonathan Edwards WInery
Preserve Rhode Island
The Providence Public Library
The Slater Mill Museum & Historic Site
In addition, we have collaborated with such organizations and spaces as The American Heart Association, The America's Cup, The RISD Museum, The Newport Art Museum, ISES, The Historic Hope Club, Providence Cocktail Week, Style Week Northeast, The Providence Media Group, Canadian Club, and Red Bull, among others.
...AND IF I AM INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH CHIFFEROBE ON MY PRIVATE EVENT?
Then all you have to do is ask! We are happy to assist with anything from invitations and booking entertainment from our list of DJs, bands, or variety performers, to marketing, decor, and on-site coordinating. Our team has a keen understanding of period aesthetics as well as backgrounds in events management, performance, and design from New York University, Johnson and Wales, Rhode Island School of Design, and abroad. If there is a unique look or flavor that you would like for your affair to be remembered by, then we are sure to know how to make it or where to find it!
MEET THE DIRECTOR
Kristen Minsky, Director
Flapper, tapper, and Gal about town, Kristen Minsky is a neo-vaudevillian thru-and-thru and probably best known as one half of New York's “1920s tap sensations”, The Minsky Sisters. In addition, she is the Director of Chifferobe Events and Providence RI's only vintage dance company, The TropiGals. Her background includes a BFA in Studio Art and Performance Studies from NYU and an MFA in Sculpture from RISD, as well as working with the production team for PERFORMA, New York's world-class biennial focused on visual arts performance. She has been written about in The New York Times, Providence Journal, and Providence Phoenix, illustrated in The New Yorker, and pictured in The New York Post, among others.