Pistarckle Theater Receives National Recognition

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The Pistarckle Theater Performing Arts Youth Program was recently named as one of 50 finalists in the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP). One finalist will receive an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the President’s Committee on the Arts, and the 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.

Upcoming youth education programs at Pistarckle include “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.,” which will be part of Pistarckle’s Summer Musical Theater Camp, beginning on June 19. Full scholarships are available, and registration will end June 5.

The four-week Leadership/Playwrighting Camp will begin on July 24. Information can be found at www.pistarckletheater.com or by calling 775-7877.

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“We are highly impressed with the successful work that your organization and the other finalists have accomplished in youth after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities learning,” said John Abodeely, deputy director for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

Pistarckle Theater was among 342 applicants from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories. This recognition distinguishes Pistarckle Theater as one of the top arts and humanities-based programs in the country.

Pistarckle Theater is the island’s only live performing theater, and it is a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization in excellent standing – recognized as a Virgin Islands public school initiative and EDC eligible. In existence since 1991, its mission is to provide quality professional theater, training and educational programming that is designed to enlighten and entertain. 

For more information, visit www.pistarckletheater.com or call 775-7877.

 

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