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TADA! Youth Theater wins 2009 Drama Desk Award
We wanted to share the wonderful news that TADA! will be receiving a Special Drama Desk Award during the 2009 ceremonies!
Each year, the Drama Desk votes special awards to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the theater. For 2008/2009, these awards include TADA! Youth Theater for "providing an invaluable contribution to the future of the theater. The company makes outstanding training and experience accessible and affordable to young people and mounts productions remarkable for their quality and professionalism." TADA! will be honored in the Special Award category with Liza Minnelli, Forbidden Broadway and Atlantic Theater Company and artistic director Neil Pepe.
We are thrilled to receive this extraordinary honor and would like to commend TADA!'s Co-Founder/Executive & Artistic Director, Janine Nina Trevens, who truly has provided an invaluable contribution to the future of the theater.
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WINNER 2008 COMING UP TALLER AWARD
In 2007 the Los Angeles Times, called TADA! "one of the nation's most distinctive youth theaters." Now we are thrilled to announce that TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble Program has won the nations highest distinction, the Coming Up Taller award from the President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities.
The Coming Up Taller Awards recognize and support outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of young people, and provide them with new learning opportunities and a chance to contribute to their communities. The awards also highlight the contributions that historians, scholars, librarians and visual and performing artists make to families and communities by mentoring children. More than 350 nominations were received by the program in 2007.
"The arts and humanities develop bright young people who will lead our nation in the future," said Adair Margo, Chairman, Presidents Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. "Coming Up Taller recognizes the best of after-school and summer programs that engage youth in music, theatre, dance, photography, history and all kinds of enriching activities that help them realize their full potential as human beings."
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