"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times

Jessica Bathurst, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  Prior to joining APAC, Jessica held administrative positions at the SDC-League Pension and Health Funds, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), St. Ann’s Warehouse, and the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. With her company Geek Ink, she produced Miss Milligan’s Third Grade Class presents “Animal Farm,” The Last One Left, and Raised By Lesbians (FringeNYC 2008). She is an adjunct lecturer in theater management at Brooklyn College, where she administered the MFA in Performing Arts Management program for the 2014-2015 academic year. Jessica is also the co-author of Performing Arts Management: A Handbook of Professional Practices.

Dev-2 (1)ARTISTIC DIRECTOR  is celebrating her first anniversary at APAC. During her first season, APAC was nominated for eight NYIT awards and won three–including Outstanding Production of a Musical for Merrily We Roll Along, which she directed. Dev also directed In The Bones, nominated for Outstanding Premiere Production. Other credits: King Lear (American Bard Theater, two NYIT Award nominations), A Home Across The Ocean (MTWorks), Reefer Madness (NYIT Award nomination for Outstanding Musical), and Raised by Lesbians (FringeNYC, 4 Stars Time Out). As Associate Artistic Director of Prospect Theater Company, she curates/directs an annual musical theater lab that has produced over 50 new, short musicals. Member: Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Associate Member: SDC, League of Professional Theatre Women. MFA: Brooklyn College. and BA: Brandeis University.

PRODUCTION MANAGER Annie Jacobs moved to Queens in 2005, joining Showman Fabricators, a Queens based scene shop in production management followed by project management. There she worked on Broadway’s Little MermaidSweeney Todd25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, television’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, “Dr. Oz”, “Disney World’s American Idol Experience” and many others. She joined APAC in 2009 as production manager and has worked on all productions for the last 7 years.  She also currently serves as production manager for Queens Theatre. Before coming to New York she received her BFA from the Theatre School at DePaul University followed by her MFA from the School of Drama at Yale University. Find out more about Annie.

MARKETING DIRECTOR Heather Shields was born and raised outside of Atlantic City in South Jersey. She attended the University of Richmond, studying Vocal Performance and Pre-Law. After working steadily as an actress and singer in NYC, she graduated from Columbia University  in 2013 with her Masters in Arts Administration. Heather first had the opportunity to work with APAC on its most recent play, In The Bones, as Line Producer. Heather is also the Managing Director of CitySalt Theatricals, producing dozens of concerts, fundraising events, unique summer camp experiences, and original works such as Huckleberry Haywood: A Spunk Rock Musical (NYMF 2011). Most recently, she was General Manager and Producer for Cloned! (NY Times Critics Pick and “Best of Fest” at NYMF 2014). She is also the co-creator and co-producer for Tune in Time, a wild musical theatre writing game show held monthly at The York Theatre. Heather was formerly the Creative Development Associate and Administrative Assistant for Dede Harris Productions from 2012 through 2014

Katie Rosin headshot (1)PRESS AGENT Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR has worked with APAC since 2008, handling press for In The Bones, Allegro, The Cottage, Blood Brothers, Billy Witch, The Secret GardenA Hard Wall At High SpeedThe Human Comedy, MilkMilkLemonade, Children of EdenThe PillowmanThe Children’s Hour, RagtimeTriumph of Love. Katie was instrumental in the launch of the Broadway musical Brooklyn and the National Tour of Mother Load. She has been integral in multi-dimensional campaigns for IT Award recipients, GLAAD Award Winners and Drama Desk nominees. In April, Kampfire will be launching, a new digital entertainment destination for episodic fiction and reality programming for the world’s largest stage—the Internet. Kampfire clients include: All For One Theater Festival, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Tony Award Winning Double Play Connections, The League of Professional Theater Women, Manhattan Theatre Works, New York Innovative Theatre Awards, Queens Theatre, terraNOVA Collective, WorkShop Theater Company, and York Shakespeare Company.



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