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Since its inception in September of 1994, the Young Artists Program has afforded its students a wealth of opportunity and recognition:  

Feature print and online articles in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Columbia Flier,  Howard Magazine, and venues

Nominated for Best Arts Educator in Howard County by patrons of the Howard County Arts Council 

Voted Best Drama School and Best Children's Theatre  by Washington Families Newspaper 5 years in a row

Live performances at Ravens Stadium, Merriweather Post Pavilion, The Montpelier Festival of the Arts, Highland Days Festival, Strathmore Center for the Arts, Macy's Pentagon City and more!

Sold-out performances of original musical comedies, including performances at Ravens Stadium,  (the former) Zany Brainy Stores,  (the former) Borders Bookstore, and the Rouse Theater.

Voted Most Family-Friendly Business in Howard County by County Executive Ken Ulman and the County Council

Performances on television, in videos & in live theatre- Young Artists students have won roles at various venues including The Discovery Channel, Ford's Theatre, the National Touring Company of "The Sound of Music", the Disney Channel, Voice of America,  in educational videos and industrials, singing the anthem for the Orioles, Nationals, the Governor, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and more!


About Kathy MacDonald,
Director of the
Young Artists Theatre
(Click here for Detailed Bio)


Kathy MacDonald 
brings a unique perspective to teaching, having been a performer since childhood 
and then a director of theatrical 
and television productions as well.  
Working  professionally 
since age 9, she has since performed 
major roles in over 30 area productions and directed shows at several local theatres. She performed in two USO tours of Europe, entertaining our troops. The second tour marked the 40th Anniversary of the USO, and Kathy  served as co-writer, director and company manager with long-time friend and Catholic University alum Darryl Jones. 
Kathy was also an original member of Toby Orenstein's iconic Columbia. MD-based musical touring group "The Young Columbians"-a group assembled for one performance in 1975, but which ultimately toured the country, performed at the White House for President Jimmy Carter, opened the Tomorrow Land Stage at Disney World Orlando, and had regular bookings 
as a dinner show for Marriott, 
and summer entertainment at Wolf Trap.  
In addition to her theatrical
Kathy is also a broadcast media professional, having written and directed commercials for    major sporting events and industrial films.  
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from  the Catholic University of America and a Masters degree in Communications (Film and Video) from American University.  
A member of the Howard County Arts Council, she is dedicated to helping children and adults find their voice, using theatrical instruction as a tool to build self-confidence.

The Young Artists Theatre- 
Dedicated to Building the Self-Confidence 
and Talents of Each Individual


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