Playmaking 2009: Trouble Between Characters & Wishes and Dreams Could Come True
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times

Astoria Playmaking Program

Each year students from Horace Greeley Intermediate School (IS 10) 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. Each young playwright sees their work performed for the very first time while sitting in a big “Writer’s Chair” onstage.

It’s great fun and inspiring to see these kids find a new way to express themselves creatively.

Trouble Between Characters – March 9, 2009

Ricky or Rexy? by Diana Dela Rosa (Directed by Rebecca Lewis-Whitson)
Danny’s Change by Yusef Williams (Directed by Alex Pappas)
Lola and Lucy by Rachel Raghunth (Directed by Olivia Mora)
They Grow Up So Fast by Caitlyn King-Nicholson (Directed by Rebecca Lewis-Whitson)
The Lost Job and the Missing Case by Charly Tenesaca (Directed by Olivia Mora)
The Problem Solver by Faith Currenti (Directed by Rebecca Lewis-Whitson)
Shadow the Jealous Shoe by Hajar Bouddou (Directed by Olivia Mora)
The Two Problems by Mariana Franco (Directed by John Koprowski)
The Bracelet by Amy Molina (Directed by John Koprowski)

D. William Hughes, Anna Lise Jensen, Stephanie Hatfield, Marcie Henderson, Rebecca Lewis-Whitson, Alex Pappas, Abby Pollard, Jacqueline Ramirez, Karen Sternberg, Barri Tsavaris, Jillian Zeman


Wishes and Dreams Could Come True – March 16, 2009

The Surprises Friends Can Bring by Noor Meer (Directed by Lawrence Lesher)
To the Rescue! 
by Raquel Zhagui (Directed by Lawrence Lesher)
For the Power 
by Asmaaul Chowdhury (Directed by Joel C. Abels)
by Emily Escobar (Directed by Alex Pappas)
Bacon Friendship
by Linda Chin (Directed by Joel C. Abels)
True Friends 
by Christal Luna (Directed by Jessi D. Hill)
Facing Your Fears 
by Zuha Azam (Directed by Jessi D. Hill)
Life’s Peace 
by Merry Shil (Directed by Jessi D. Hill)

FEATURING: Erika Amato, Matthew D. Brooks, Emily Edgerton, Stephanie Hatfield, Jason Hare, Marcie Henderson, D. William Hughes, Anna Lise Jensen, Amanda Johnson, Gregory Kostal, Alex Pappas, Stephanie Parsons, Abby Pollard, Kelly Scanlon, Ben Schnickel



APAC’s Playmaking Program has been adapted from and inspired by Daniel Judah Sklar’s book PLAYMAKING: Children Writing and Performing Their Own Plays.

Sponsored by Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. and the Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) Program, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.


One Comment

  1. Casey
    Nov 29, 2016

    So good!!! Wow!!!!!

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