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In the news: Zayda Adams

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In the news: Zayda Adams
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Boston Arts Academy (BAA) announced student Zayda Adams has been named a 2022 YoungArts award winner for her caliber of artistic achievement in theater. Selected through the organization’s prestigious competition, Adams was chosen by a panel of artists through a blind selection process.

“We are proud of Zayda’s extraordinary achievement,” said Anne R. Clark, Boston Arts Academy head of school. “She is an exemplary artist, and this honor is well deserved.”

Adams, 17, has always loved acting and hopes to one day star on the big screen. Her application for the award consisted of two filmed monologues, one contemporary and one classical.

In earning the YoungArts award, Adams unlocks opportunities for financial, creative and professional development support throughout her entire career. 

“YoungArts empowers artists to pursue a life in the arts beginning at the critical time when many are faced with decisions about life after high school,” said executive director Jewel Malone. “We are proud to support these young artists at the beginning of their journeys and look forward to becoming a resource for them at all stages of their careers.”

Adams joins a distinguished group of past YoungArts awards winners such as Camille A. Brown, Timothée Chalamet, Viola David and Hunter Schafer. This year’s YoungArts award winners will have the opportunity to learn from leading artists such as vocalist La Tanya Hall, visual artists Loni Johnson and Yashua Klos and award-winning writer Dr. Joan Morgan.

YoungArts award winners become eligible for exclusive creative and professional development support including a wide range of fellowships, residencies, and awards; microgrants and financial awards; virtual and in-person presentation opportunities in collaboration with major venues and cultural partners nationwide; and access to YoungArts Post, a free, private online platform for YoungArts artists to connect, collaborate and discover new opportunities.