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YPT Chosen as Semifinalist for 2010 Coming Up Taller Award

President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Young Playwrights’ Theater has been chosen for recognition as a 2010 Coming Up Taller Semifinalist by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and its partner agencies, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

YPT was chosen as one of 50 semifinalists from over 459 nominations from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. According to the letter we received on May 12, "Your program’s selection as one of the 50 semifinalists distinquishes it as one of the top arts- and humanities- based programs in the country."

The letter was signed by Rachel Goslins, Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Marsha Semmel, Acting Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and James A. Leach, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Award recipients will be chosen from among the semi-finalists by the end of June.

To see a complete list of semi-finalists click here.