Advanced Actors Perform at Drama Festival

PAPA’s advanced actors & Thespians prepare for The APS George Nason Drama Festival at Del Norte High School’s PAC. PAPA will present The Dogs of War. PAPA performs on Thursday at Del Norte. Wish them break a leg!

PAPA high school actors will attend theatre workshops on Friday at Eldorado. One of the workshops is being presented by the touring Broadway cast of A Christmas Story. Over a dozen schools will be performing and attending the festival.


Food Drive Benefits The Storehouse

We wanted to beat our record of 419 pounds from last year.
We collected and donated 1,149 pounds!  Way to go, PAPA!

Thank you to everyone who donated to help our community.

Each October for the past 5 years, Public Academy for Performing Arts’ International Thespian Troupe #6667 has held a food drive called TOTS-EAT (Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat) as part of a national campaign led by The Education Theatre Association.

We are proud of how the PAPA community supports this food drive each October. This year, we collected more food than ever before. Thank you to everyone who donated! All donations are given to The Storehouse of New Mexico, which supports families in need.
Please keep The Storehouse in mind during the holiday season. The Storehouse will be collecting more non-perishable food on November 23-25th at San Mateo & Montgomery in the Albertson’s
Parking Lot. Please visist for more details.

Photo details: PAPA students Syranda, Atlee, Trystiana, Eli, Matilda & Dayana helping load the Storehouse truck.

PAPA Artists Make Peaceful Posters

Middle school visual art students participated in the Albuquerque Northeast Lions Club Peace Poster Contest with exemplary results. Seventh grader, Ashely Ramos, was declared the winner and her piece will move on to the national level.  Other winners:
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2nd place – Kiana Lithyouvong


3rd place – Ella Bishop

ellapeace    Honorable mentions:  Delia Bradley, Kaitlyn Vicenti, Alejandro Martinez, Celia Saiz, and Jewel Kieser.

PAPA Singers Make All State

The following 6th grade students will represent PAPA at the 2016 ACDA New Mexico All State in Late January

Sophie Anderson-Haynie

Emma Carey

Madisen Bihn-Adams

Lauren Gonzales

Isabella Leyba

Trystiana Trujillo

The following 7th, 8th and 9th, grade students will also represent PAPA at the 2016 ACDA New Mexico All State in Late January.

Cassidy Cantu

Serena Bihn-Adams

Marisa Quezada

Reina Martinez

Jaaziah Terrazas

Rishi Yang

Talented Artists Help Make Milagros

DSC_0100On Saturday, October 3rd, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, the Animal Protection of New Mexico held their 2015 Milagro Awards event. PAPA middle school students donated their talents to help raise money for this organization whose efforts are directed towards the rights of animals. Daniel Abram, deputy director of APNM, extended his gratitude to PAPA’s visual art department and their marvelous animal paintings.  Approximately thirty of the student’s paintings sold that evening and soon, note cards from the many animal images will be on sale for PAPA parents and students.
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