LPAC is a cultural “bridge” and integral part of LaGuardia Community College, located in the most culturally diverse urban area in the world, Queens, NY.


LPAC has a long and respected history of engaging, presenting, and producing new artistic work by diverse, international artists. The organization has evolved into a destination for high quality theatre, dance, and performing arts from emerging artists who are transforming the international arts community. For example, in 2012, LPAC presented the New York theatre premiere of “For Rent”, by acclaimed Turkish playwright Ozen Yula, a work that was banned in Turkey and which was translated into English for its LPAC run. LPAC recently completed its pilot Rough Draft Festival, a showcase of compelling new artistic work-in-process by LPAC and other companies. The Rough Draft Festival’s ongoing activities are being informed by a cultural exchange with Turkish Theatre Company VDST’s New Text New Theatre Project.

The following are just a few of the many international artists produced and/or presented by LPAC within the last five years: PCC, Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, Ozen Yula, Anoushka Shankar, Pasha Dance (World Premiere), Albita, Carmen Consoli, Latif Bolat, D-Camerino, Alper Yimaz, Eldar, Luis Garay, Alejandro Caceres, Discanto, Tejas Luminous, Ayca Damgaci, Ayhan Aktas, Zishan Ugurlu, Alper Yilmaz, Ye Taik, Juri Nishio, Saviana Stanescu, Maja Milanovich, Ana Margineanu, Aktina Stathaki, Guillermo Ortega Tanus, and many others. To further its artistic mission, LPAC has partnered with some of the most prestigious international cultural venues that are located in NYC to present and produce new works including: Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Public Theater, The Chocolate Factory Theatre, Ballet Hispanico, Flux Factory, NYC Opera, Queens Theatre in the Park, and Queens Council on the Arts among many others



Steven Hitt
Artistic Producing Director

Handan Ozbilgin
Associated Director/ Artistic Director
Rough Draft Festival

Carmen Griffin
Theatre Operations Manager/
Technical Director

Mariah Sanchez
House Manager

Caryn Campo
Finance Officer

Isabelle Marsico
Events Manager/
Schooltime Coordinator

Toni Foy
Education Outreach Coordinator

Juan Zapata
Marketing Assistant / Graphic Designer

Luisa Alarcon
Video Designer

Dayana Sanchez
Marketing Coordinator / Box Office Manager

Scott Davis
Line Producer

Elodie Dufroux
Graphic / Web Designer

Technical Team

Glenn Wilson
Assistant Technical Director

Melody Beal
Lighting Designer

Alex Desir
Master Electrician

Ronn Thomas
Sound Engineer

Patrick Surillo
Resident Stage Manager

Cassandra Lynch
Assistant Resident Stage Manager

Come Visit Us!


LaGuardia Performing Arts Center@ LaGuardia Community College 
31-10 Thomson Avenue, E-241 
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101  

(718) 482-5151



The College campus is located on Thomson Avenue, between
Van Dam Street and Skillman Avenue.

- By car -

From Queens and Brooklyn, take the Long Island Expressway and exit at Van Dam Street. From the Bronx, take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and exit at Queens Boulevard west, and from Manhattan, take the 59th Street Bridge to Queens Boulevard.

- By subway -

7 train 33rd Street station 
N, W train At Queensboro Plaza station, transfer to #7 
E, M trains Queens Plaza or 23rd-Ely/Court Square station 
R train Queens Plaza station 
G trains 23rd-Ely/Court Square station.

- By bus -

Q60, Q32 Queens Boulevard and Skillman Avenue 
Q39 Thomson and Van Dam Street 
B62 Thomson and Jackson Avenue.

bike parking

Racks are available on Van Dam Street, in front of the E building, and near the parking lot on 29th Street by the C building.