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Intersecting Identities: Bringing New Dimension to our Developmental Work through Dramaturgy

APAC Artistic Director Dev Bondarin talks about Intersecting Identities, our reading series of three new works in partnership with Beehive Dramaturgy Studio. — For many seasons, APAC has used the period between mainstage productions to workshop new plays and musicals, and to support writers in the development process. This season, we have joined forces with Beehive Dramaturgy […]

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Interview: Q&A with VEIL’D Playwright, Monet Hurst-Mendoza

In this interview with Veil’d playwright Monet Hurst-Mendoza, she talks with APAC about how she got her start in theatre, Veil’d‘s production history and what inspired her to write it, as well as the proper procedure for paper plane preparation (say that five times fast)!   i– Hi, Monet. I appreciate you taking some time off from your […]

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Interview: Q&A with VEIL’D Director Pirronne Yousefzadeh

In this interview with Veil’d director Pirronne Yousefzadeh, she talks to APAC about the rehearsal process thus far and what it’s like bringing a fairy tale to life. — Hi, Pirronne.  Thanks for taking some time out from your busy rehearsal schedule to talk Veil’d with me.  As we near opening night, how are you feeling? […]

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Everything Old Is New Again: Revealing Pieces of APAC’s Past with Production Manager Annie Jacobs

Production Manager Annie Jacobs reveals to us how, piece by piece, APAC’s past has helped to inform its future productions — including our upcoming production of Monet Hurst-Mendoza’s Veil’d. — I have been the production manager at APAC for over eight years, and Veil’d will be the 35th show I help produce with the organization. My working […]

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Building Bridges: Set Designer Lawrence Moten on Creating Space for RAISIN

Set Designer Lawrence Moten delves into the research behind his creative process for Raisin, and how its important themes bridge the gap from 1950s Chicago to today.   When I first started thinking about this project I wanted to focus on the Chicago nature of the story. I was interested in finding the story a way […]

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March Madness: Playmaking 2017, #APACHomecoming, & RAISIN

Social Media Manager Jessica Taghap sums up the hectic madness that was March at APAC — including a look at this year’s Playmaking performances at I.S. 10, and our Benefit event at the Paper Factory Hotel. —– Just as the saying goes, March 2017 certainly came in like a lion — but it won’t go […]

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Immigration: Beyond Small Talk, by Katya Stanislavskaya

Katya Stanislavskaya, composer and lyricist of new musical Resident Alien, writes about the impetus behind the show and the timely issues it portrays.   __ Americans excel at small talk: flashing a toothy smile, feigning attention, and finding that one question – generic, but with an attempt at specificity—to get the conversation going. When I introduce […]

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A Message from APAC’s Artistic Director, Dev Bondarin

As we near the year’s end, APAC Artistic Director Dev Bondarin reflects on the past year’s successes, and explains how you (yes, you!) can help us continue our mission to bringing great theatre to the Astoria community and beyond. —– 2016 has been one for the record books for APAC! The strength of our wonderfully […]

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Taking Shelter

For the final week of Evensong‘s run, our set design duo (Christopher and Justin Swader) gives us a peek at their process and explain how APAC’s own performance space lent itself perfectly to Christina Quintana’s play. —- The two of us are thrilled to be back with APAC on Christina Quintana‘s Evensong. As designers, it is […]

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Postcards, designing, rehearsals, oh my!

What does it take to get a show up and running?  This week, APAC Artistic Director Dev Bondarin lets us in on the myriad ways #TeamAPAC/#TeamEvensong is prepping for the show. —- We are 14 days away from our 1st performance of the world premiere of Evensong by Christina Quintana and every member of #TeamEvensong is […]

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