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You’re invited to the show of the summer!

by ASAP_Admin on July 8, 2014

The performance is free and fun for the whole family!

Set in the 1930s, two brothers Benny and Phil, go to the Arizona desert to work as part of the 3400 extras hired for the epic film Exeunt Omnes, directed by the mysteriously reclusive D.W. DeWitt. After a wild and unforeseen series events everything begins to fall apart, with Phil finding himself behind the cameras as the film’s director, and Benny in a starring role. The two fall in love with Louise, leading to a brother vs. brother rivalry typical of epic movies.



Pickle’s Place at the fireworks

by Pickle on July 3, 2014


Happy Independence Day my dear ASAP patriots!

As usual, I am celebrating the holiday in true diva style with a one-of-a-kind Uncle Sam inspired hat. If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend your holiday, don’t miss the town of Washington’s fireworks display at the Shepaug Valley School. You might even hear an announcement about ASAP’s upcoming final performance by the participants of our Summer Theatre Intensive!

In the mean time, if you haven’t already signed up for one of ASAP’s fabulous summer programs you should do so now before it’s too late! Well, I’m off to find some blue suede shoes to match my wonderful party hat. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!



The Summer Theatre Intensive is “epic!”

by ASAP_Admin on July 1, 2014

Our Summer Theatre Intensive started yesterday afternoon and the auditions were awesome! Everyone had a blast trying out for their favorite parts in this year’s hilarious comedy “Epic Proportions.”



Don’t miss their final performance next Friday, July 11, beginning at 7:00pm at the Shepaug Valley School! Everyone is welcome to join us.

And for our younger budding thespians, we still have room in our Summer Theatre Program for ages 6-10 starting on July 7, so don’t forget to sign up now.


Pickle’s Place at ASAP Summer Programs

by Pickle on June 19, 2014

B_061814_PickleGreetings, my duckies!

I was in the middle of finishing my latest masterpiece (it truly is brilliant, is it not?) when I realized that you might like to see what inspires my artistic presence! As you can see, I draw inspiration from nature in my paintings. I call this one “Peonies and Bamboo.” If you’d like an opportunity to express yourself whether it’s visual arts, music, movement, theatre or more, check out ASAP’s Summer Programs – we have something for everyone!

I hope to see you soon in either our Art + Nature program, one of our Summer Theatre programs, or in our Summer Camp and CIT Program. In the meantime, I’m off to find inspiration for my next masterpiece!



Moschen’s Math & Music Project was magnificent !

by ASAP_Admin on June 17, 2014

Last Wednesday, June 11, over fifty 5th graders from Forbes Elementary School participated in a demonstration for their entire school with world-renowned juggler and MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Michael Moschen.

Mr. Moschen partnered with ASAP and Forbes School to spend eight months teaching these students a new approach to their math and physics school subjects through his unique performance abilities. The final demonstration was an exciting combination of math, physics and fun performances. Looks like the kids had a blast!

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Pickle’s Place at the Pantry

by Pickle on June 12, 2014


You startled me my friends. I am taking a much deserved break to dine on some of The Pantry’s fabulous cooking. I would apologize for how unglamorous I look, but their food is just too heavenly to care! If you’re in the area don’t forget to stop in for some fabulous lunch and then come visit me at the ASAP office.

Well my snack break is over so back to work I go, tata!



A night of poetry hosted by ASAP’s Jimmy Pavlick

by ASAP_Admin on June 10, 2014

ASAP’s 2013 Summer Grant Recipient Jimmy Pavlick is giving back to our community! Jimmy’s hosting a Spoken Poetry Open House at Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot tomorrow evening (Wednesday, June 11) from 6 -7:30pm. The pieces being read were submitted by students in 9th grade and up.


Jimmy attended NYU’s Looking For Shakespeare Pre-College Acting Program with the help of an ASAP Summer Grant.


Pickle’s Place at the office

by Pickle on June 5, 2014

B_052314_PickleBonjour Mes Cheres,

I have been working tirelessly at the office on all of the many important things I oversee here at ASAP. It takes both dedication and innovation to create the amazing opportunities ASAP offers and I am always working hard to come up with new and exciting ideas.

For instance, I am working on a proposal to make every Friday “Fashion Contest Friday,” but let’s be honest – who has cuter clothes than me? If you want  some Pickle-approved fashion items don’t miss ASAP’s tag sale this Saturday, June 7 from 10:00-3:00pm in Washington during Washington’s Community Day. Personally, I have my eye on that adorable brand new orange rain coat.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I must get back to the important task of making ASAP fabulous!



ASAP’s Community Tag Sale is this Saturday, June 7!

by ASAP_Admin on June 3, 2014

B_060314_TagSaleToys, clothing, electronics and more! Washington’s Community Day is a celebration of all the wonderful local businesses and organizations in our community and ASAP is joining in on the fun by holding a unique tag sale right in the center of town!

Join us this Saturday, June 7, to visit and shop any time between 10:00am-3:00pm at 1 Green Hill (the Old Gas Station).


Don’t miss the best summer ever!

by ASAP_Admin on May 22, 2014

Hi Parents! What’s the secret to your kids having the most unique and fun summer ever? Joining one of ASAP’s exciting summer programs! Whether your child is a nature lover, has a flare for drama, or just wants an opportunity to try something new, we guarantee there is a program for them! For a full list of ASAP’s summer programs and details, click here. Register now to reserve your spot in any of these unrivaled offers.

In the mean time, check out this fun video created by last year’s ASAP CITs.

ASAP 2013 CIT video from After School Arts Program on Vimeo.

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