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15 Feb, 2022

What the heck is “tech”?

By |Feb 15, 2022|Bringing Backstage Forward, PAC News & Notes|Comments Off on What the heck is “tech”?

  The Facilities Rentals page of our website proudly proclaims: “There is no better place for tech.” Most of us have heard the expression “tech rehearsal” or “the show is in tech,” but what exactly does this mean? Christy Havard, [...]

4 Jun, 2021

StorySeekers!

By |Jun 4, 2021|Arts In Education, Community Partners, PAC News & Notes|Comments Off on StorySeekers!

The PAC has a long tradition of supporting their School-Time Performance Series with in-school residency work that places independent teaching artists in classrooms to provide arts-based, integrated lesson plans for elementary and middle school children. Similarly, Janis Astor del Valle, [...]

30 Apr, 2021

Nelly van Bommel: From Dreamer to Director

By |Apr 30, 2021|The PAC in Your Living Room|Comments Off on Nelly van Bommel: From Dreamer to Director

Exuding energy and inspiration, Purchase College Conservatory of Dance Director Nelly van Bommel has heart of gold and an undying dedication to her work. Guest blogger Lilia Ambler recently chatted with van Bommel about her background, her work, and her [...]

2 Sep, 2020

This is What Essential Means at The PAC

By |Sep 2, 2020|The PAC in Your Living Room|Comments Off on This is What Essential Means at The PAC

A post from Seth Soloway, Director of The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College Today is August 31, the first day of classes at Purchase College. So I’m here, watching us get underway and supervising. And I’ve watched Christy Havard, Director [...]

16 Jul, 2020

Meet The PAC Staff: Niamh (Neve) Thurman

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Welcome to another edition of Meet The PAC Staff! Today we talk to Niamh (Neve) Thurman, who pays the bills, balances the budget, and keeps the lights on. Position: Business Manager (since October!) Alma Mater: American University (Econ/Int’l Relations); Columbia [...]

26 May, 2020

Community Partner Stories: Paideia School 15, Team5

By |May 26, 2020|Community Partners, The PAC in Your Living Room|Comments Off on Community Partner Stories: Paideia School 15, Team5

What does The Purchase PAC do other than present world-class performing arts? Plenty! In this new feature that we are calling Community Partner Stories you will get to know some of the extraordinary individuals and organizations in our community - [...]

15 Apr, 2020

Meet The PAC Staff: Oscar Portillo

By |Apr 15, 2020|Meet The PAC Staff|Comments Off on Meet The PAC Staff: Oscar Portillo

Today's Meet The PAC Staff takes you behind the scenes to meet Technical Assistant Oscar Portillo. Name: Oscar Portillo Position at The PAC: Technical Assistant Year you started working at The PAC: 2019 Alma Mater/College major: Queens College, BA Sociology [...]