Be a #YPThero during YPT’s Hero Week!

“What happens when a young person realizes the power of her voice? She becomes the hero of her own story.” YPT’s young playwrights love to write about superheroes. From Supergirl to Tornado Boy and Broccoli Man, some of the most memorable characters created by YPT students wear masks and capes. Why is that? We think… Continue reading Be a #YPThero during YPT’s Hero Week!

“One in the Chamber” Response Plays

Excerpts from four response plays to "One in the Chamber", written by members of YPT's Student Advisory Council. See a FREE reading of two of these plays after the final performance of "Chamber" on Sunday, September 6!

A New Beginning

Dear YPT family, Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Thembi Duncan and I am YPT’s new Creative Programs Director. I am overjoyed to meet all of you, and to take on a leadership role in an organization I have loved and admired for so long! Allow me to tell… Continue reading A New Beginning

YPT’s 20th Anniversary Season: A Look Back

That’s a wrap! YPT’s 20th anniversary performance season is in the books, and it was one for...well, the books. Read all about it here, including summaries of all six 2014-15 performances!

Reflections on Silence Is Violence: A #BlackLivesMatter Event

On January 27, 2015, YPT organized an open mic-style pop-up event to respond to the #BlackLivesMatter movement in America. Held at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Silence Is Violence: A #BlackLivesMatter Event featured YPT students and professional artists reading work inspired by the movement. The event culminated in space for community reflection and response. YPT Program Associate and Teaching Artist Farah… Continue reading Reflections on Silence Is Violence: A #BlackLivesMatter Event

YPT Then and Now

Happy New Year! Traditionally at this time, we present a countdown of things that we are excited for in the coming year. In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we are mixing it up a bit this year! Start your 2015 with this list of ten YPT milestones: Then and Now. Join us in celebrating our past and gearing… Continue reading YPT Then and Now

YPT’s New Play Festival Book Giveaway

Every year, YPT’s New Play Festival features 15 of the best plays written by our students across Greater Washington. We also publish an annual New Play Festival Book, which features all 15 plays from the Festival, as well as the 15 finalist plays. All 30 students are honored onstage and given free copies of the… Continue reading YPT’s New Play Festival Book Giveaway