We’re so lucky at NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley to have a staff of hardworking, committed team-players who work tirelessly at our mission of building affordable housing and enriching community life.
In this series, you’ll get to know the people behind the work.
Tell us about yourself.
Hello! My name is Adam Brunetti, and I am a freelance media and event producer. Prior to the pandemic, I was an International Production Manager for Monster Jam. I am also a sound designer and stage manager for StarKid Productions, an online theatre company known for “A Very Potter Musical”, “Holy Musical B@man”, and “Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier”. When I am not designing or producing shows, I am the Chairman of the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Secretary of Autumnfest, and Secretary of the Woonsocket Democratic City Committee. I am also involved in about 10 other committees throughout the city and state, most of them geared towards the arts and arts education. I work with the Woonsocket Education Department as the production manager of the Woonsocket High School Auditorium, and am currently working with them to design an implement a multi-million dollar renovation that will bring the auditorium to the current century and make it a shining example of what a high school performing arts education can be for years to come.
What do you do at NWBRV?
I am the Millrace Event Space Manager, where my duties for this part time role include booking and supporting events, as well as finding new ways to utilize the space to support NWBRV’s Creative Placemaking Strategies. I also produce the Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series.
How long have you been working with NWBRV, and how did you start working with the organization?
I started officially working with NWBRV in April 2022, but I have been working with the organization since September 2017, when Meg first reached out to me about signing on as the production partner for the Levitt Series. Little did any of us know where that series would lead us, the friendships it would form, and the career and life changes that it would create for so many of us!
What inspires you to do this work?
Seeing the community blossom! As someone who is passionate about Woonsocket, and works every day to make sure that this city reaches its full potential, having another resource to grow community, and create incredible placemaking opportunities for our city plays a huge factor in what I am able to accomplish.
What is your proudest accomplishment working with NWBRV?
Winning the Best of Rhode Island Award for “Best Free Outdoor Concert Series” this year!! When we began the Levitt AMP Series, I don’t think anyone expected it to last for more than a year or two. But here we are, about to start on year five! The community has really embraced Levitt as its own, and that has been incredible to be able to witness since the very first concert in 2018.