The Creative Arts Council is made up of representatives from each of the arts units at Brown, plus the David Winton Bell Gallery and Rites and Reason Theatre.
Rites and Reason Theatre, a research component of the Department of Africana Studies, develops new work by playwrights of all descriptions. Its trademark is its unique Research to Performance Method (RPM) of play development. Plays developed by Rites and Reason have had subsequent productions on Broadway and in regional and national tours and theaters. The Theatre prides itself on its partnerships and collaborations in the community. Since its founding, thousands of students have participated in Rites and Reason projects and productions, often working side by side with professional and community actors, writers, directors, designers and dramaturgs.