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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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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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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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Playmaking Round Two

On Thursday, a second group of Middle Schoolers from IS-10 will see the plays they created through Astoria Playmaking come to life onstage with the help of some professional actors and directors.  Susan Willerman, who is the force behind this great program, wanted to share some of her perspectives on this session of Astoria Playmaking. […]

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Playmaking Students Chat About Their Brand New Plays

The public performance for our first round of Playmaking is right around the corner.  Teaching Artists Susan and Crystal aren’t the only ones getting excited about the upcoming Playmaking performance on February Feb. 13th at I.S. 10 in Queens! Today, Crystal got to talk to the students about their brand new plays!  __________________________________________________________ The Playmaking Playwrights were […]

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An Insider’s Peek at Playmaking

Each year students from Horace Greeley Intermediate School (IS 10) participate in an after school program where they learn to write their own plays from Playmaking instructor Susan Willerman. These young playwrights then see their original works brought to life by professional actors and directors in a evening of staged readings. Each young playwright sees their […]

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Astoria Students’ Plays Performed By Professional Artists 4/14 at 6pm

Each year students from Horace Greeley Intermediate School (IS10) participate in an after school program where they learn to write their own plays. These young playwrights then see their original works brought to life by professional actors and directors in a evening of staged readings. The show is free and open to the public. Come […]

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Awesome Stories by Kids

Each year, we bring two rounds of an after school playwriting program to Horace Greeley Intermediate School (IS10). During each round, a group of 10-12 students learn to write plays over the course of six weeks. At the end of each round, APAC produces a staged reading of the students’ original works by professional actors […]

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