The YPT community is very saddened to hear of the passing of YPT alumnus Pete Hall. Pete died in a car accident last month, at the age of 28. He was the only child of Vicky Hall. The team here at YPT send our condolences to Pete’s family and would like to share some warm… Continue reading YPT Remembers Promising Playwright Pete Hall
This spring, Program Director Jared Shamberger had the pleasure of meeting the students of Magruder Park Recreation Center’s after-school program. Located in Hyattsville, Maryland, the recreation center serves as a place for youth to play and learn. Through two introductory workshops, Jared showed the students the power of storytelling through plays. “At first I thought… Continue reading YPT Secures New Partnership in Hyattsville, Maryland
YPT’s first-ever production of a full-length student-written play, Three Cheers to Grace, came to a successful close March 3 after 12 performances seen by over 650 audience members. An amazing cast (Elenilson Ayala, Katie Rey Bogdan, Suzanne Edgar, Madelyn Farris, Stefanie Garcia, Mimsi Janis, Tre’Mon Mills, Naima Randolph, Sisi Reid, Karen Romero and Marlon… Continue reading Three Cheers to Grace Playwright, Josie Walyus, Shares Her Experience of the Play’s Premiere
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities hosted its 33rd Annual Mayor's Arts Awards, an event that celebrates excellence in DC arts across all disciplines. This year, the DC Commission also celebrated its 50th anniversary. The elegant and fun event, hosted by native Washingtonian and film/television actor Lamman Rucker, included… Continue reading YPT is awarded the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Award in Excellence in Education
Young Playwrights’ Theater has forged partnerships with local and regional theater companies and arts organizations to enhance the arts experience for our out-of-school time program participants and our New Play Festival playwrights. Currently, YPT has partnered with the National Theatre, The Welders and Forum Theatre. With each partnership, YPT students are able to experience theater… Continue reading New Theater Partnerships Enhance the Young Playwright Experience
This summer, we received a very cheerful note from 2017 New Play Festival featured playwright Maya Schindler and her family recounting the amazing experience Maya had in Rockford, IL for the Baseball For All National Girls Tournament! There, she was invited to talk at the opening ceremonies about the New Play Festival production of her inspiring… Continue reading New Play Festival Playwright Maya Schindler’s Trip to Baseball For All National Girls Tournament!