Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC)


About the Organization
Astoria Performing Arts Center was founded in 2001, and is devoted to providing award-winning professional theater to audiences in Western Queens, in addition to annual community performance programs for students and seniors. We produce two mainstage productions yearly under the Equity Showcase Code, and have been hailed by the New York Times for providing “adventurous theatre in Astoria.” Our professional productions often include revivals of rarely seen musicals and world premiere plays; our annual community programs include Playmaking, an afterschool playwriting program; Summer Stars, a free performance program for Queens residents ages 8-13; and Senior Stars, a performance program for Queens residents ages 60 and above. Our offices are located in Kaufman Astoria Studios, in the heart of Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, and our theatre is located in the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

30-44 Crescent Street
Astoria, NY 11102
(between 30th Dr. & 30th Rd.)


About the Program
An internship at APAC is designed by the intern and the executive director and is based on the intern's interests and career goals.  Typical intern responsibilities include:  supporting the Executive Director in various areas of theater administration; assisting with company management duties and being present at select rehearsals and performances of mainstage production; assisting with the production of community programs such as Playmaking, Senior Stars, or Summer Stars; drafting of social media content such as tweets, Facebook updates, and blog entries; assisting with maintenance of our audience database, literary management; researching prospects for foundation, corporate, and individual giving opportunities; attending strategy meetings; drafting and proofreading written materials such as marketing collateral, correspondence, or contracts; and assisting with physical production of mainstage shows.

Which departments?

Yes, for Administrative internships

College, Graduate

Unpaid; college credit

When it runs?
Season-long or by production
5-10 hrs/week; hours may very by project


When to apply?

How to apply?
Resume, cover letter
See here for full details.

Jessica Bathurst, Executive Director -



Social Media
Facebook: @APACNY
Instagram: @APACgram
Twitter: @APACNYC