Each month during our 25th anniversary season, YPT will share a thoughtful reflection from a member of our YPT community. If you'd like to share how a single moment with YPT affected you as a former student, teaching artist, actor, staff member, supporter, volunteer or as any other role with YPT, please contact Teshonne Powell… Continue reading A Moment in Time at YPT with Jorge Martinez
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 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!
This year, three YPT superstars - Sam Burris, Nana Gongadze and Anna Vargas - graduated from high school. All three have been in our work since middle school, have had their plays produced and were long-term members of our Student Advisory Council. Most recently, Sam and Anna interned with us as part of their "Senior Experience"… Continue reading Parting Words from YPT Students