Past Events


In the Open

Apr 26, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017

At an elite high school for high achievers, an Incident happens, an escalation of violence, something that never ever happens there. We see some of the lead up to it, as well as some of the fallout, and we see different entry points…

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As You Like It

Feb 2, 2017 - Feb 4, 2017

Shakespeare’s classic exploration of love in exile and gender reversal has delighted audiences for centuries. Is Orlando a boy or girl? Will s/he survive the fascist administration of Court High School’s new Dean? Is Rosalind a boy or a girl? Can s/he…



Dec 15, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016

Seussical is the journey into the imagination and its powers to transform the trajectory of ones life. All of your favorite Seuss characters join Horton, The Cat In The Hat and young Jojo on the search for safety, comfort, compassion love and adventure. Along…


The Children’s Hour

Nov 16, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016

How can one ever really be sure of the difference between truth and lies? After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about two women who run a boarding school, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand…

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Freshman Showcase

Jun 16, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016

Come see DR1s in their debut performance project – an evening of contemporary American scenes! Two performances only, June 16-17 @ 7p. Freshman Showcase Directed by Raphael Peacock Featuring scenes from plays by: James Christy, Horton Foote, Stephen Aldy Guirgis, Kara Hartlzler,…


The Taming of the Shrew

Feb 4, 2016 - Feb 6, 2016

Join us for The Taming of the Shrew, brought to you by the Drama Class of ’18! In Padua – a city of culture, art, and status – three suitors vie for Bianca’s hand in marriage. But until her older sister Katherine, the famed shrew, is…



Dec 18, 2015 - Dec 20, 2015

Join us for this year’s Middle School musical, Urinetown, brought to you by the Theater Arts Classes of ’16, ’17 & ’18! In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The…


Middle School/Ailey Holiday Concert

Dec 8, 2015

The annual Middle School/Ailey Holiday Concert is this Tuesday, December 8th at 7p in the PPAS Auditorium. Come out and get a dazzling dose of holiday cheer! Tue, Dec 7 | 7p PPAS Auditorium 328 W 48th St (btw 8th & 9th)


The Little Square

Nov 18, 2015 - Nov 21, 2015

Join us for the first the production of the Drama Program’s 2015-16 Season: The Little Square, brought to you by the Drama Class of 2017! Written by Italy’s most famous and best-loved playwright, Carlo Goldoni, Il Campiello (“The Little Square”), is a neglected masterpiece of 18th…


Waterwell Drama Program Alumni Picnic

Aug 21, 2015

Whether you graduated this past June or whether you haven’t walked the halls of PPAS for four or more years, you’re invited to the Waterwell Drama Alumni Picnic this Friday, August 21st at 6:30pm in Central Park! It’s no lie that Waterwell…


A Haunted House Indeed!

Jul 31, 2015

Join Manhattan Youth and Waterwell as we present our Summer Theater Lab’s original musical, A Haunted House Indeed!, created by the STL Class of 2015! A Haunted House Indeed! Original Short Story by Anna Kingsford Book by Kevin Townley Music and Lyrics by Joshua…


6th Grade Cabaret

Jun 18, 2015

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and we are so proud of all of the hard work our amazing students have been putting in. This Thursday, June 18th, come check out our youngest in the 6th Grade Cabaret: Our Fears, The…


Freshman Showcase

Jun 14, 2015

Come see DR1s in their debut performance project – an evening of contemporary American scenes! Two performances only, at 2p and 6p. Freshman Showcase Directed by Raphael Peacock Featuring scenes from plays by: Tom Dudzick, Horton Foote, Donald Margulies, Wendy McCleod, Neil…

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Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin

Apr 29, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Tickets are now available for the next upcoming main stage production, this year’s New Works Lab!  I hope that you are all able to make this incredible production, brought to you by the amazing team from Vampire Cowboys and our very on…


Big Sib Lunch

Apr 24, 2015

Attention all Theater Arts and Drama majors! It’s that time again for the Big Sib Lunch! This Friday during your lunch period, please plan on coordinating a lunch with your Sib!