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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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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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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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An Inside Look at Writing “Gone Tomoro” with Timothy Murphy

1. Where did the inspiration or idea for the show come from? The inspiration for GONE TOMORO came from the situation facing the Kiribati Islands in the South Pacific. As a result of global warming the atolls which comprise the Kiribati’s are disappearing into the Pacific. Looking further into the situation by speaking with demographers, […]

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An Inside Look at Directing “Gone Tomoro” with Tom Wojtunik

1. What are the main differences between directing a reading/workshop and a fully staged production? APAC is probably best known for its full productions–we do two a year, generally a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. We rehearse our full productions for 5 weeks. They are fully staged and feature full […]

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‘I am truly humbled by the experience’ (Scott Wojcik on Casting The Secret Garden)

Gayle Seay and Scott Wojcik of wojick|seay casting As APAC prepares to open The Secret Garden on May 3, it’s always interesting to look back and realize where this process started. In less than a week a cast of 26 takes the stage. It all started with 500 people auditioning to be part of this […]

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Profound Possibilities for Humankind (Tom Wojtunik on Directing The Secret Garden)

Tom Wojtunik directs the cast of The Secret Garden at APAC. Photo credit: Lori McFadden The Secret Garden opens May 3rd at APAC. And rehearsals are well underway. The director, Tom Wojtunik, took some time tell us about what this story means to him and what it’s been like collaborating with such a talented group […]

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Actor Lauren Marcus Talks Love Trapezoid

There’s just one weekend left for the APAC Workshop of Matt Schatz’s new musical comedy Love Trapezoid. With only two shows left — February 17th and 18th at 8pm — we caught up with actor Lauren Marcus to find out what it’s been like to be part of this process. Enjoy! WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FOR […]

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Actor Ian Lowe Talks Love Trapezoid

The APAC Workshop of Matt Schatz’s new musical comedy Love Trapezoid is coming up fast. As the first showing — February 10th at 8pm — approaches, we caught up with actor Ian Lowe to find out his perspective on what it’s like to be part of this process. Enjoy! WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FOR YOU […]

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