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!
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!
On July 23, 2011, the students of YPT's Young Playwrights' Workshop stopped by the Capital Fringe Festival to perform Out of the Shadow, their original play tackling the issue of bullying. You can read more about the Workshop here, and check out stories about the Fringe performance on WAMU 88.5 and ABC7/WJLA-TV. In the powerful poem below, YPT student Josie… Continue reading The March of Makeshift
Last week, on April 11-13, YPT presented the 2011 New Play Festival. It was an inspiring experience for YPT's young playwrights, artists, staff and the hundreds of community members who came out to GALA Hispanic Theatre to celebrate with us (we had overflowing houses all three nights!). As YPT's Program Assistant and a New Play… Continue reading Our Playwrights Fear Nothing (Not Even Peanut Butter): Reflections on the New Play Festival
Last week, YPT kicked off what is always one of the most fun and exciting parts of our season: the In-School Playwriting Program. I was fortunate enough to not only teach one of the first workshops, but also to observe many others throughout DC. The first week of classes is the beginning of an exciting… Continue reading From Spark to Stage in Twelve Weeks: YPT Kicks Off In-School Programming
Sometimes artists get a bad name: they are disorganized and unreliable. They let their ideas get ahead of their ability to perform. They live in a world of their own. I am so thrilled to be part of a team of artists who share none of those traits. As I end my very first week… Continue reading YPT Welcomes Raina Fox as Our New Community Engagement Associate!
In this highly amusing Ted Talk Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for creativity in the classroom. He says, "My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." He goes on to say "There isn't an education system on the planet that teaches dance… Continue reading Does our education system kill creativity?