A Moment in Time at YPT with Adrienne Nelson

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 Adrienne Nelson

Three Cheers to Grace Playwright, Josie Walyus, Shares Her Experience of the Play’s Premiere

  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

YPT is awarded the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Award in Excellence in Education

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

Dachauna Johnson – Promising Playwright, June 2016

Note: Every month, YPT features one standout young playwright in a piece called Promising Playwrights. We usually post those pieces on our website; however, our web hosts are dealing with technical difficulties right now, and we cannot publish any new content. Therefore, we decided to post this month's feature on our blog! Enjoy this article, and… Continue reading Dachauna Johnson – Promising Playwright, June 2016

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


YPT previews GIRLS WRITE OUT!, the first performance of our 2015-2016 season! This professional staged reading celebrates the power of young women's voices, with performances of plays and monologues by female playwrights ages 12-22! Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival. Monday, October 19 at 7pm - FREE!

The 2015 New Play Festival: Super Awesome Extras

YPT's 2015 New Play Festival is just around the corner! This year, our Featured and Finalist Playwrights were so creative that we couldn't fit all their work in one show (or book), so we posted it here! Take a look and join us April 20-22 at 7pm at GALA Hispanic Theatre to see the 2015 New Play Festival live onstage!