Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bright Lights on Broadway! May 16th at the Hudson Valley Fair
2:30pm-3:30pm (Dutchess Stadium)

Young stars shine in a Showcase fit for the theatre district that’s closer than you think. It’s HERE in the Hudson Valley.
Grab a seat for this performance of great works that include scenes from:
"This Property Condemned" by Tennessee Williams, "Requiem for a Heavyweight" by Rod Serling,  "Lovers and Other Strangers" by Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna and "The Amazing JoeDini!”.

BD Anthony, Sean O'Brien, Stef Teran, Joe Sullivan, Melissa Iannucci, Nick Barao, and Allie Wall will be appearing in this afternoon of theater gems. You will not want to miss this!
The Academy of Film, Television, Stage and Performing Arts (AFTSPA) is a 'fully vested' not for-profit (501c3) corporation located in Goshen, NY. Our mission is to train and develop individuals as professionals for careers in, on and behind the scenes of film, TV, stage and performance art. The entertainment and media (E&M) industry is now a $2 trillion (and still growing) business. It is the only industry in these United States that currently generates a significant balance of trade surplus. In fact, nearly 80% of ALL E&M commercially produced worldwide is 'Made in the USA.'
What's more, New York State has recently surpassed California in production of E&M product. Orange County, NY is uniquely positioned to take full advantage of the opportunities that presents, once there are trained personnel available to hire. The best news in this labor intensive' manufacturing industry is that you cannot export the jobs!

AFTSPA is training local talent to fulfill the growing demand for skilled workers in this industry for the imminent boom that is coming to the Hudson Valley. It is our belief in and overriding commitment, to work together to recreate the world through conscientious entertainment that makes everything work better for everyone.
Contact us at 845.294.7500 or go to http://www.aftspa.org to see how you can join us in this vision.

Attention Guys and Dolls!


Ol' Blue Eyes (David Patrick Wilson that is!) brings the panache and spirit of the late, great Frank Sinatra in a show for the ages.
Luck be a lady (or man for that matter) to witness the songs, stylings, and soul of this legendary crooner.
“Once more Frankly!”
a centennial Salute to a friend and his music.
David Patrick Wilson (accompanied by Martine) sings a collection of Sinatra’s songs from the ‘Reprise Years’
Take a walk down memory lane and share some time with a man who knew and loved Frank and his music.
May 2nd from 6pm-7pm at the Hudson Valley Fair at the Dutchess Stadium
"I Get a Kick Out of You"
"All or Nothing at All"
"Paper Moon"
"Night and Day"
"My Way"

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Feast for the Eyes and Stomach that won’t Devour your Wallet!

Goshen Rotary presents "A Taste of Goshen"
Sit where you like! Eat what you want!
Savor the flavors of Goshen Cuisine. A cornupcoia of delectable dining awaits!
Enjoy the culinary tastes of our area restaurants for an afternoon of food, friendship and music on the lawn at the Harness Racing Museum in Goshen.
Tickets are available from any Rotarian: $25 per person; $30 at the door
A Silent Auction of unique items packed in themes.
While enjoying a memorable afternoon with friends, you will be supporting projects which enhance our community life and help those in need.
Sunday June 7 from 2:00 to 5:00pm
For Tickets Visit: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UQNPPCBSG7SYN
Bon Appetit!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Talk is cheap, but Ignorance is REALLY costly!

We've heard our politicians and civic leaders rattle on, ad infinitum, about how, 'There is no money for education, for social programs, for building restoration, for infrastructure, for new development, for ANYTHING EXCEPT GUNS AND AMMO! And, we've been given every excuse in the book and explanation as to why. "There are no jobs! The taxes are too high! We can't keep our young people here! Businesses are closing! The economy is not good! Washington has failed to support us! The barbarians are at the gates! We have to stop them over there before they bring their evil here! And on! And on! And on! Whatever happened to good old 'All-American backbone?' Has it been supplanted by, 'tight-ass, scared-ass, weak-ass, aging American jaw-bone?' Where are the Guts and Imagination that made this country the greatest on earth? Where is our Vision for a brighter tomorrow? Have those things gone the way of the dodo driven by Greed, Fear and gratuitously self-aggrandizing self-interest? You want to see a better world, stop whining about what you don't have and put your money, your mind and your spine where your mouth is! You want to leave this world a better place in which your children, grandchildren and heirs can live, grow and Prosper in Peace, then invest your All in the community (the World) in which you live, not because you're going to 'make a killing,' but because it's 'the right thing,' 'the smart thing,' and 'the prudent thing' to do! Stop throwing your money and support at lousy politicians and pumped up political campaigns that will NEVER 'serve you' because they're too busy 'serving themselves,' literally AT YOUR EXPENSE! (I ask you, given the rare exception, have you ever seen a politician who wasn't at least 20 lbs. overweight?!) They all seem to wear one suit when they're running FOR office and another (that is at least 2 sizes bigger) once they have been installed and are supposed to be RUNNING the office! Indeed, it seems that the run they're most interested in is the trot to the trough! And, God forbid, once there they should have to share their booty with any member of another stripe! Whatever happened to, "We the People?" To 'serving the common good?' To 'looking out for each other?' To standing for something more than the next (and no doubt bigger) seat you can occupy? What became of 'God and Country?' 'One for all and all for the One' in whom We trust? I tell you this, as sure as God is my Witness (and my ONLY Master), if we keep waiting for someone, ANYONE, else to fill our bucket, that bucket will continue to be filled with innocent blood! Not the Righteous Blood that saved me, but the endless sanguine river that flows from the corpses of our brethren, dispatched at the order of those whose Greed is matched only by their Evil intent to take for themselves ALL of that which the vast (and growing) majority has not! We are a Nation and a World of Good (not perfect) people with Great heart and a deep sense of compassion for each other's struggles. We in this country represent a small fraction of all those living on this earth. It is getting harder and harder to keep, 'the barbarians from the gates.' We must invest ALL of our resources in doing that which is the BEST thing for the MOST PEOPLE EVERYWHERE and not just those things that are designed to provide the greater advantage to fewer and fewer. WE MUST DO IT, NOW! One thing is for damn sure, the only ones getting any benefit out of others 'eating lead' are those who make that lead and the means by which it is served up. 'Nuff said! €8-.0

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Master Plan from a Meisner Man!


David Patrick Wilson, a protege of the Meisner Method taught by Sanford Meisner, calls you forth on a fantastic  voyage of self exploration through acting exercises, scene study and auditioning for your next role of a lifetime!  Learn the tools of the acting trade, build self-confidence, and who knows, you might just have some fun along the way! How can I have all of this and more you ask?

Well, come and join him at the St.James Episcopal Church in Goshen, New York for the Adult Level 1 Meisner Class Monday's 6:30pm-8:30pmThe Adult Meisner Master Class, Wednesdays from 7:30pm-9:30pm. And for the young aspiring actor* there is the Jr. Meisner Master Class, Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm.* ages 8-17

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For more information on this fantastic journey call 845.294.7500 or email us at info@aftspa.org