LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) is a formidable bridge between LaGuardia Community College and the diverse community base of Long Island City, Queens. At LPAC development is the key and the LPAC LAB Residency provides a venue for emerging NYC artists with free rehearsal space, technical and marketing support for a run of performances. On its Mainstage Theatre and Little Theatre, LPAC reaches 30,000 people from Queens annually (home to 2.2 million) and the tri-state area through 52 affordable events and a variety of performing series.

The program for Thursday night, the first day of QAX 2010, features a performance poet, artist reception and a hot series of emerging film makers from the LaGuardia Community as LPAC “Screens On The Mainstage.”


Queens-born Performance Poet kahlil almustafa presents selections from his collection of poetry, “Growing Up Hip-Hop.” Joining kahlil for the event are poetry students from across Queens. Participating schools include: Renaissance Charter School, Henry Street International, Hyde Leadership andvothers.

Followed by Artist Reception

7:00pm: LPAC Screens On The Mainstage

SEVEN WORD PAIRS FOR THE #7 TRAIN:Directed by Priscilla Stadler

Shot entirely from the front window of the #7 train, our journey through Queens becomes even more dynamic with changes in speed and rhythm, gradations of shifting color, and superimposed text with phrases that NYC subway riders will recognize.

(10 minutes)


The “most favorite film” of Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival

Produced in the United Kingdom

Directed by Phil Dale.

King Jeff is a black comedy with a social conscience which poses the question: if your imaginary¬† world is a happy one, the is it really inferior to reality? The film is about making a choice between the imagined enemy and the real one.”

(14 min)



Best Student Film at Barebones Film and Music Festival

Written/Directed & Produced  by LAGCC student Jon Navarro.

A paranormal science-fiction thriller


Thu, June 10, 4:30pm-8:30pm, Mainstage Theatre, FREE, Rsvp-lpac@lagcc.cuny.edu

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  1. Jerri Simmon says:

    I would love to write and say what a great job you did on this, as you have put a lot of work into it.