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The Pacific Artists Collective is excited to announce the winner of our first Call for Proposals! A panel of three judges looked over the proposals and after weeks of deliberation, Joseph Vranas was picked as our winner!

Vranas' "Marsyas” is a fully-staged miniature ballet in one act which depicts the mythological story of Marsyas, a boastful satyr who discovered and mastered the aulos, a double-bodied, double reed instrument. Athena curses the aulos after she was teased by the other goddesses about the way her cheeks puffed out when she played it. Marsyas, now unknowingly afflicted by Athena's curse, claims he could play the instrument better than even Apollo, who confronts and challenges our protagonist to a musical battle judged by the Muses.

Join PAC at the world premiere of Vranas' "Marsyas" this coming Spring! Stay up to date on all PAC announcements by following our Facebook page and visiting our website at!


Earlier Event: November 17