Poetry Out Loud Winners

POLwinnersCongratulations to all of our Poetry Out Loud winners & participants!

The Results:
3rd place, Nik Hoover
2nd place, Destiny Onnen
1st place, Oceana Vasquez

Join us on Sunday, March 6th at 1pm at The New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe for the State competition.

Team Fantastic 5

TeamFantasticFiveCongrats to Team Fantastic 5: Isis, Jayden, Bri, Maya and Alexis!
This awesome team collected over 400 items of non-perishable food for the TOTS-EAT Food Drive! PAPA donated over 1100 pounds of food to The Storehouse ABQ.

For more info, please visit www.thestorehouseabq.org

Thank you to the Rodriguez family for donating the gift card to Dion’s Pizza for the Team Fantastic 5 celebration party.

A Karaoke Night Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who supported the International Thespian Society Karaoke Night! Special thanks to Starbucks (Nob Hill), Slate Street Cafe, Krispy Kreme, Einstein Bros (San Mateo), Mrs. Weems, The Hoover Family, Mr. Bailey and Mr. Trujillo!

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PAPA Advanced Actors and Advanced Film Collaboration

PAPA’s Advanced Actors and PAPA’s Advanced Film, under the direction of Ms. Beck and Ms. Hudson, collaborated on a project for The New Mexico Department of Health’s Office of School and Adolescent Health. The shoot was held on location at Envision New Mexico in downtown Albuquerque. PAPA Advanced Actors wrote original scripts and were paired with adult medical professionals to develop training films for YouthCHAT. PAPA Film directed, shot footage and stills, and will edit the footage for future trainings.
Special thanks to NMDOH OSHA staff, Envision New Mexico, University of New Mexico, Pegasus Legal Services and all the adult medical professional volunteers.


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 www.thestorehouseABQ.org for more details.

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