Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is a community-based theater organization with the founding mission to be the center of dramatic and musical enrichment for Astoria residents. With shows that range from cultural performances to classical revivals, APAC reflects the diverse cultures and people of Astoria through its various theatrical showcases. The organization has won more than 40 New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations and an Off-Off Broadway Review Award.
Recognizing the immense popularity of theater in Astoria, Broadway Stages President Gina Argento has teamed up with APAC to help deliver incredible performances to local audiences at no charge. Gina's financial contributions are also used to help organize annual summer camps provided by APAC to educate students in playwriting.
By sponsoring APAC events, Gina hopes to increase community interest in theater and provide New Yorkers with the opportunity to attend world-class theatrical performances without any financial barriers. Her financial support for APAC helps support actors and actresses, maintenance, and general operations costs, which allows community members to attend for free.