Podcast: Backstage with Selah Theatre Project

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Our conversation for The Valley Today with LaTasha Dozier, Artistic Director for Selah Theatre Project was technically a “take two” recording. Click here to listen to the podcast. We had recorded the show a few weeks ago at one of their rehearsals for Terms of Endearment that was set to open on March 18, 2022. However, technical difficulties have now pushed that opening to mid-May.

So, we met back up on the Zoom screen to learn what happens to tickets sold for that production and talk a bit about the history of Selah Theatre Project.

LaTasha gave us a bit of history for how the all-volunteer non-profit got started and explained her mission/vision for the performing arts organization when she founded it.

Selah Theatre Project provides the opportunity to create theatre together in an educational, supportive, and professional environment for all walks of life. They produce 8 seasonal productions involving their four companies: Selah Teen Ensemble, Selah Young Actors Ensemble, Colored People Repertory Ensemble and Community Theatre Ensemble. Selah offers pre-professional theatrical training for teens and theatre classes for kids of all ages and provides affordable artistic opportunities to students regardless of ability to pay.

LaTasha filled us in on all the different types of performances, summer camps, and classes they offer. She also explained the varous partnerships with other non-profits in the area and how they’ve become an important piece of the performances.

We talked about upcoming productions and the importance of giving youth (and adults) in our community this creative outlet.

For more information about Selah Theatre Project, visit their website: https://www.selahtheatreproject.org/  and follow them on Facebook. There you will find information about tickets, show sponsorships and sign up for their newsletter.

At the end of the show we talked briefly about the possibility of producing a radio show during the holidays. If you think this is a GREAT idea, reach out to me via email: thevalleytoday953@gmail.com

News Maker LaTasha Do’zia on Selah Theatre production Glory Bea

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Selah Theatre Project is producing the locally written play Glory Bea a Shenandoah Christmas Story.

The show opens tomorrow night Dec. 10 at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown through Dec. 12 and again Dec. 17 through the 19.

We spoke to Selah Theatre Project’s Executive Director LaTasha Do’zia about the production in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

LaTasha tells us how the show is locally written and centers around the 1933 Shenandoah Valley and was a favorite at Wayside Theater.

LaTasha also talks about a great opportunity for the aspiring actor in the family.

It is a great Christmas gift to encourage an actor and is available starting Jan. 4 but you must register by Dec. 28 at Selah Thratre Project Winchester.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

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Winchester Parks and Recreation offer acting classes

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A social media post from Jim Barnett Park announced the creation of acting classes in conjunction with Selah Theatre Project.

The classes are for ages 3 to 18 years of age in both stage acting and acting through song.

The first class is Jan. 4 with a registration deadline of Dec. 28 for students 3 to 5 and 9 to 12 years of age.

The first date for 6 to 8 and 13 to 17 year old students is Jan. 6 with a registration deadline of Dec. 30.

The class Acting Through Song is Jan. 6 for those 10 to 18 years of age will be offered a registration deadline of Dec. 28.

A music and me class for 5 to 8 year old students is Jan. 5 with registration deadline set for Dec. 29.

The classes will be held in the evenings at the Selah Theatre Project at 811 S. Loudoun St. Winchester.

Find out more about Selah Theatre at selahtheatreproject.org.

You can register for the acting classes and find out more here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.