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Feb 09, 2016

Get Involved With APAC’s Astoria Stories

We’ve been in touch with our friends at APAC and they told us about their upcoming new festival called Astoria Stories. This is in celebration of their 15th season—and we are (…)

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We’ve been in touch with our friends at APAC and they told us about their upcoming new festival called Astoria Stories. This is in celebration of their 15th season—and we are so proud to have had them in the neighborhood for this decade and a half.

The Astoria Stories festival will be a multi-artist event, featuring the work of Queens-based writers paired with Astoria sites as inspiration to create new, short theatre pieces. There will be short plays and musicals, presented as a single evening over seven performance dates. A talented group of actors will be performing the pieces, and the whole thing is curated and directed by APAC Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. The actors include Alex Akin, Marcie Henderson, Greg Horton, Sheila Joon, Nicholas Park, Mauricio Pita, Sai Somboon, Vanessa Spica, and Laura Stracko.

Here’s the list of writers involved and the local places they’ve been paired up with:

  • Kari Bentley-Quinn—Museum of the Moving Image
  • Nathan Brisby and Lizzie Hagstedt—Titan Foods
  • Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke—Socrates Sculpture Park
  • Dyan Flores—Omonia Bakery and Cafe
  • Ben Gassman—Astoria Park
  • Holly Hepp-Galván—Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
  • Alexander Sage Oyen—Broadway Silk Store
  • Christopher Torres—Astoria Blvd. Subway Station
  • Kathleen Warnock—Sohmer Piano Factory

Read more about the writers, here.

Performances are on Fridays, February 19 and 26, 8pm; Saturdays February 20 and 27, 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday, February 21, 7:30pm at MOMI. Get your tickets for all shows except the one at MOMI, here.

Astoria Stories also happens to be the name of a campaign APAC is running to get you—yes, you—involved in the fun. Share your own Astoria Story with the folks at APAC by tweeting to @APACnyc, posting a photo on Instagram and tag them @APACgram, or send a video link to info@apacny.org. They’ll be sharing stories from our APAC friends and other Astoria residents, and they don’t want to miss yours, too.

Congrats on 15 year, APAC! We can’t wait to see the Astoria Stories.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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