Staff
"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)Dev Bondarin, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Dev recently celebrated her second anniversary at APAC. During her tenure, the company has been nominated for 13 NYIT awards and won three, including Outstanding Production of a Musical for Merrily We Roll Along, which she directed. APAC credits: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Astoria Stories, In The Bones. Other directing: Elevator Heart (NYU), Junie B.‘s Essential Guide to School (fall 2016 tour, TheatreworksUSA), King Lear (American Bard, two NY IT noms), Reefer Madness (Gallery Players, NY IT nom for Outstanding Production of a Musical), A Home Across The Ocean (MTWorks) and Raised by Lesbians (FringeNYC). As Associate Artistic Director of Prospect Theater Company, Dev directs an annual musical theater lab which showcases the work of emerging and established musical theater writers. Member: Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Associate Member: SDC, League of Professional Theatre Women. MFA: Brooklyn College. BA: Brandeis University. devbondarin.net

Annie Jacobs, PRODUCTION MANAGER
Annie 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.

stansfieldChristopher Stansfield, MARKETING/COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR
Christopher spent two decades of his working life as a singer and actor who performed in regional productions, television pilots, and at Walt Disney World and venues and festivals throughout Europe before turning his focus to other aspects of the arts. As a writer, his work has appeared in the New York Post, the Philadelphia Daily News, and many other print and digital publications. In NYC, he has freelanced in marketing and other theater jobs for over a decade; managed the MoCCA Art Fest, and spent two years as a founding board member and PR/Marketing Director for GGNY, an LGBT organization. In addition to his responsibilities at APAC, Christopher continues to work as a writer, copy editor, and wedding officiant in NYC.

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Kimberly Wilson Marshall,  PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR
Wilson Marshall PR + EVENTS is a boutique public relations and special event agency. The agency is owned and operated by Kimberly Wilson Marshall (pictured) and co-owned by Damon Marshall. Kimberly formed, operated, and owned The Kimberly Group. Wilson Marshall PR + EVENTS creates short and long-term creative campaigns for arts, culture, family-friendly, fashion, health and wellness, and non-profit clients. The agency is based in Harlem, NY.

Jesprofile-java-girl-1sica Taghap, SOCIAL MEDIA/BLOG MANAGER
Jessica has been writing about theater on her blog, The Resident Artist, since 2006. In addition to her work for APAC, she has contributed columns and critical analyses for websites such Off Off Online and New Musical Theatre’s Green Room blog, and is a freelance blogger for Atlantic Television. She is fascinated by missed connections, subway maps (and those sandwiches, too), bars that play bad live music, boys who can sing and dance, street fashion, hippies (especially the kind that sing about hair), Audrey Hepburn, Darren Criss’ eyebrows, chaos theory, and referring to herself in the third person.

 

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