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The Magic of Theatre: Reflections from a Summer Stars Alum-Turned-Apprentice

Stephanie Garace was part of Summer Stars from 2004 to 2007. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania this past May and will be working as a corps member with City Year New York for the 2015-2016 school year. Eventually, she hopes teach full-time.             Join us, leave your fields to flower             Join us, leave […]

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A Creatively Fulfilling Season

Artistic Director Dev Bondarin looks back on her first full season as Artistic Director.   The 2014-2015 theater season—my first at APAC—has been one for the record books for me. When it began, I was preparing to direct Cody Daigle-Orians’s beautiful play In The Bones. Having brought the play to former Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik, […]

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Summer Stars 2015

Summer Stars Director, Katharine Pettit, reflects on this year’s program   Senior Stars has been an extraordinary experience! The seniors are each a bundle of surprises, humor, sparkle and wit! 14 individual needs and goals coming together to create a musical revue; sounds crazy, no? But in just five short weeks together, my musical director, […]

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It Started Out With a Director’s Chair: Reflections on MERRILY

In her blog post, Artistic Director Dev Bondarin reflects on time spent with MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, from her time with the show in college to APAC’s current production. It started out with a director’s chair. During one of our last rehearsals, I was struck with the specific memory of working on a production of […]

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It All Started with a Pin….

In her blog post, Merrily‘s costume designer, Jennifer Jacob, conveys her excitement for dressing a show that spans twenty years of fashion and explains some of the more serendipitous moments of being a costume designer. When Dev [Bondarin, Merrily’s director] asked me to work with her again on Merrily We Roll Along, my first question […]

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That’s How We Roll

In this week’s blog post, actor Matt Welsh gives some insight into the preparation of an actor for a show such as Merrily We Roll Along, the forces at play in some of his choices, and the hilarious and touching influences on his life as an artist.  I’m not going to bore anyone with a long […]

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Playmaking 2015 – Round Two!

In this week’s blog post, Playmaking teacher Susan Willerman explains her process with the students, and makes us all wish we were still in middle school. _____________________________________________________________ The first day of Playmaking is always a special day! We ask the kids why they think people write plays. This time around, answers we got: to entertain people, […]

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APAC is Thankful for YOU!

After having an incredible two months rehearsing and performing In The Bones, we’d all just like to let you know how thankful we are to have such a wonderful APAC family of artists, audiences, and supporters. We’re also thankful for having the opportunity to bring great new plays into the world, to have a fantastic new […]

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Celebrating with Vesta!

Ever since I started at APAC, our staff, cast, and crew, have been raving to me about one of our recommended restaurants, Vesta. This APAC favorite is a bit of a tradition for us, and following our performance of Senior Stars, I was thrilled to finally pay Vesta a visit! This homey restaurant, right near […]

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It All Started at the Senior Stars…

As you might know, we are smack-dab in the middle of rehearsals for Senior Stars 2014: Seniors Sing the Silver Screen! One of the stars of the show, Frances Luhmann McDonald, writes about her experience rehearsing the show: Joining 15 other Senior Stars for the fourth week of rehearsal for the big show on June 21. Cannot […]

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