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!
In July 2016, YPT held our first-ever multidisciplinary arts camp: the Lincoln Heights Arts Camp! Led by YPT staff and local artists, campers explored the faces and places of Northeast DC through photography, playwriting, audio design and visual art. The camp culminated in a final showcase, where campers read excerpts from their plays and showed off… Continue reading Reflections on the Lincoln Heights Arts Camp
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