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Karen Zacarias to Receive Giving Voice Award

YPT’s Founding Artistic Director Karen Zacarias will be the first recipient of the newly established Giving Voice Award at the opening night of the 2009 New Play Festival.
"Karen embodies the YPT mission wherever she goes," says Producing Artistic Director, David Andrew Snider.
"It is her spirit and vision that inspired and continues to inspire our work.  Today, as she works continually as a playwright throughout the country, she champions YPT wherever she goes and serves as one of our best ambassadors.  We are establishing this award to honor extraordinary individuals like Karen, those who inspire and empower others to realize their potential as individuals and artists," David Snider says. 
"Tens of thousands of students, their families and communities have grown and benefited from her inspiration. It’s an honor to pay homage to her with this first award.   It sets the bar high for winning this award and allows us to begin this new tradition where it all started, with Karen."

Don’t miss this important event. Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend opening night of the New Play Festival on April 6th.