Manhattan Film Institute

This summer the Manhattan Film Institute is back and stronger than ever. They are a boutique summer filmmaking conservatory which creates 25 short films in two weeks. 

They only take 12 high school students in this competitive program and who will work side-by-side with industry professionals making films with 40 additional actors and directors, many of whom are experienced in the industry.

This year’s summer program dates are July 11th – 25th, 2021.

Learn more about our program and apply.

*This year they are offering two full directing scholarships to students of Asian descent. These scholarships were donated to help raise the visibility of Asian voices and stories in film.

LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies

Live Out Loud presents Behind the Scenes with Playwrights Horizons

In partnership with a variety of companies, Live Out Loud invites students to connect with a panel of LGBTQ+ professionals, hear their stories, and learn what it’s like to be out and proud at work. Through the Behind the Scenes program, LGBTQ+ youth meet and learn from adult role models from our partner company, and engage in fun activities specific to that company’s mission and values.

Date and time: Apr 29, 2021 03:15 PM on Zoom

Space is limited, so register now!

Save the Shows!

From our Drama delegates:

The budget deadlines for the upcoming DR3 (Junior Year Drama Majors) show and the Holiday Concert are approaching fast and the budgets for these shows will be structured based on how much we raise before December 1. So far, we have only reached 30% of our goal. If you have already contributed, THANK YOU! If you have not contributed, please do as soon as possible so that Waterwell can provide our kids with the kind of quality performance opportunity that they have worked so hard to experience!

Ways you can help:

Donate ANY amount, $5, $20, $50, $100, $500! If EVERY family donated $50, our goal would be met! We understand that times are very difficult, and not every family contribute $50 so we are so grateful for any contribution. If you can give more, please do!

Spread the word! Post our link on Facebook!

Ask family and friends if they would like to contribute!

These donations are tax-deductible! And the end of the year is coming up fast!


Margaret and Rosa
Drama Delegates
PPAS – High School

Help Drama Succeed

Dear Parents of Drama Majors:

Welcome to an amazing year at PPAS.  We are your drama delegates – Margaret Harris and Rosa M. Jacquez (  We are looking forward to working with you to build a close community that ensures that our children receive the best drama education experience possible in this very challenging year.  We need your help to make this happen!

In the past, the PTA has enhanced Waterwell’s budget significantly. This year, due to lack of fundraising opportunities, there is a shortfall of $10,000 for the Drama productions.  We have put together a fundraiser, along with the middle school delegates, to raise funds. This money will guarantee that the quality of performances and overall experience will be at the same high level as they have always been. Online live performances are just as costly as in person!  We are asking each family to contribute $50.  If this is too much, please contribute whatever you can – no donation is too small!  If you can donate more, we greatly appreciate your generosity.  

Time is of the essence, the first performances are just around the corner.  Please click this link to donate:

Please friend us on Facebook for updates, to ask questions and share your thoughts.  Press ctrl + click to follow the link or simply paste this in your browser:

Also,  we hope the drama majors will connect each other via Instagram at  # ppasdramamajors.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. 


Rosa and Margaret