Non-Profit of the Year winner Selah Theatre Project began operating in Warren County in 2012. Since its founding, it has become the leading year-round dramatic arts education programming in the region. Today, this organization has reached over 650 children and families through its main stage productions, arts education and youth development programs. They provide young and wise of all different backgrounds, including a large number of different advantaged children and families, the opportunity to create theatre together in an educational, supportive and professional environment. Every year, they produce original theatre productions, teen productions, children’s theatre and community theatre productions; pre-professional theatrical training and youth development, Dramatic arts education, in-school residencies and after-school programs; and a Young Artist Drama Academy theatre classes for kids of all ages. They strive to provide affordable artistic opportunities to students regardless of ability to pay.
Recently, this organization moved to a new, larger facility located in the former AVTEX facility. Here are some words from the nominator: The Founder and Managing Artistic Director has worked tirelessly to provide affordable Theatre instruction and performance opportunities for Warren County children from the public schools and the home-school community. She has built many bridges between the two institutions as well as providing first rate classes, performance workshops, guest instructors, and marvelous community theatre shows including adults as well as students. She has taught after school programs in our public schools and has never turned away a student for lack of ability to pay. She works tirelessly to raise money for scholarships so all students may attend. LaTasha is an unsung hero in our community for several years now and deserves recognition and support from our grateful community.