APAC Gets New Leader

After a nearly year-long search, the Astoria Performing Arts Center has a new leader.

The nonprofit announced last week that Erin Moore would take over as APAC’s new executive director on April 14.

Erin Moore, APAC’s new executive director.

Erin Moore, APAC’s new executive director.

Moore, who has worked with theaters and performing arts organizations throughout the City since 2011, has a Master of Arts degree in arts administration from Columbia University. She has previously worked with the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, the Signature Theatre Company and Second Stage Theatre, among others.

“It is an honor to be entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining APAC’s legacy of excellence and continuing its integral role in the cultural community of Astoria and Long Island City,” Moore said in a statement. “I look forward to bringing APC into a new phase of growth, particularly during this exciting moment of artistic energy, with the designation of the Kaufman Arts District.”

Moore replaces Taryn Sacramore, who resigned last June and is now head of the Queens Theatre. The first production of Moore’s tenure will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Allegro,” directed by APAC artistic director Tom Wojtunik, opening May 1.

Shelly Felder, president of APAC’s board of directors, said she was looking forward to Moore’s leadership.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new executive director, and we are confident that Erin’s particular theater experience will move APAC into the next phase of growth and help her to lead this organization we all love so well,” Felder said.

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