Playmaking 2015
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times

Each year students from Horace Greeley Intermediate School (IS 10)
participate in an after school program where they learn toAstoria Playmaking Program 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.

The Night Where It All Comes Together – February 12, 2015 @ 6pm

The Puppy Problem by Nicole Vasquez  (Directed by Aleesha Nash)
Life Isn’t Always Perfect..It’s a Total Disaster by Karina Orellana (Directed by Neal Kowalsky)
Traitors Never Win? by Sabiq Kennedy (Directed by Neal Kowalsky)
The Awkward Friendship by Rachel Gonzalez (Directed by Katherine White)
Bot and Steve by Jeremi Rivera (Directed by Ian Campbell Dunn)
What Would Happen if a Turkey Meets a Computer by Joel Vasquez (Directed by Richard Buccola)
How I Met My Best Friend by Labiba Hassan (Directed by Cotton Wright)
The Gold Coin by Jacob Sierra (Directed by Sarah M. Chichester)

FEATURING:
Gretchen Elise, Diana Fox, Jenni Graham, Ryan Guess, Gregory Kostal, Joan Lunoe, David Meyers, Natalie Neckyfarow, Hector Ortiz, Gemma Smith, Mike Timoney, Nora Vetter

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PLAYMAKING TEACHER: Susan Willerman
PLAYMAKING ASSISTANT: Gina Femia
PLAYMAKING COORDINATOR: Eva Sergovich Duncombe
PRODUCER: Katie White

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

There will be a 2nd round of Playmaking coming up on Monday March 30th

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

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