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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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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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Meet the APAC Marketing Team!

Introducing Kimberly Wilson Marshall, Christopher Stansfield, and Jessica Taghap — APAC’s new marketing team!  Read along as they introduce themselves and talk a bit about what they do. — KIMBERLY WILSON MARSHALL (PUBLIC RELATIONS) Hi, I’m Kim, the new PR Director of APAC!  I was born in Queens, and now I am returning to be […]

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On EVENSONG, by Christina Quintana

‘Evensong’ scribe Christina Quintana recounts how her own experiences volunteering at a NYC shelter helped inspire her to write the play  featured in APAC’s Mainstage season. In graduate school I nannied for a single mother on the Upper West Side. Eleanor is a soft-spoken woman who I got to know in the spaces between drop-offs […]

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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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