New Theater Partnerships Enhance the Young Playwright Experience

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

Reflections on the Lincoln Heights Arts Camp

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

The 2016 New Play Festival – Playwright Speeches

YPT's 2016 New Play Festival featured fifteen hilarious, touching, charming and empowering plays written by young playwrights from across the DC area. From stories of time travel and magical homework to dance-offs and basketball showdowns, these fifteen plays shared the powerful voices of some of DC's most exciting young artists! Before the performance of their play, each… Continue reading The 2016 New Play Festival – Playwright Speeches

Who’s Next? Dominique Butler and YPT’s Young Artist Fellowship

 “I’m not just writing for myself, I’m writing for everybody.” - Dominique Butler The young playwrights that YPT serves are all immensely gifted: smart and creative; funny and dramatic; profoundly invested in the world they create on the page. All go on to do great things, and many who complete our In-School Playwriting Program choose… Continue reading Who’s Next? Dominique Butler and YPT’s Young Artist Fellowship

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!

Meet Nora Foster and Kaitlyn Murphy!

YPT's exclusive interview with Nora Foster and Kaitlyn Murphy, YPT alumni and two of the eight female playwrights featured in GIRLS WRITE OUT! on October 19! Get to know these two artists and see their work realized onstage at Sidney Haman Hall. Free and open to the public!

“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!