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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: firstname.lastname@example.org