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Wagner Theatre wins COAHSI kudos

Congratulations to the Wagner College Theatre program, which has been tapped for the Emerging Young Artist Award by the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island. The award honors "a Staten Island individual or group of individuals under 30 years of age who have a strong record of achievement in any discipline or for a particularly significant single achievement."
Melanie Franklin Cohn, COAHSI's executive director, said that Wagner Theatre was singled out "for being a great community asset, for its achievement of being the most highly recognized theater program in New York City, and for encouraging and helping young artists achieve their career goals."
"It's gratifying to have Staten Island's lead arts agency recognize Wagner Theatre for the artistic achievement of our extraordinary student actors as well as our faculty," said Dr. Felicia Ruff, chair of the college's Theatre and Speech Department.
The award will be given at COAHSI's annual gala on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Great Hall of the Snug Harbor Cultural Arts Center, on the North Shore of Staten Island.

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