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In 2015-16, YA and 134 teaching artists provided arts experiences for 186,213 students – delivering 261 performances, 2,617 workshops and residencies in 120 educational sites in 15 NYS counties.

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Artist Spotlight: Gwendolyn Briley-Strand (Touring Artist from Maryland)

Gwendolyn Briley-Strand holds a BA in Theatre from Fordham University and has performed as a professional actor on stage, television and in film for over twenty years. Her television credits include work with HBO Productions, MGM pictures, NBC Television, and PBS-TV. Her video Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One won the ITVA-DC 2003 Peer Award at the National Press Radio Club in Washington, D.C. for independent feature. Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One has been performed for hundreds of schools and organizations throughout the United States and Canada as well as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington DC. In 2004, Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One opened the Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.




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