“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!
It’s the last week of YPT’s 5-Line Playwriting Challenge! Have you submitted your play yet? We've already received some amazing plays from YPT's super creative community. Check out these teasers below, including this touching play sent to us from our Young Playwrights’ Workshop alumna, Reyna Rios: I LOVE YOU Jasmine: Hi, (shakes Martin’s his hand)… Continue reading 5-Line Playwriting Tips from the Experts
This winter, YPT is turning the tables and giving our supporters the chance to be playwrights! YPT couldn’t ask for better supporters. Over the years, you’ve packed houses at performances, participated in our online contests, joined the conversation on Facebook, gotten 15 to give 15, and run an 8k for us, all helping us grow… Continue reading Announcing YPT’s 5-Line Playwriting Challenge
Have you heard the exciting news? This fall, YPT is thrilled to be partnering with Acumen Solutions for their 4th Annual Race for a Cause™ 8K and 1Mile Fun Run race on October 14, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia! YPT was selected as one of ten charities benefitting from the race. It’s up to each runner… Continue reading Introducing YPT’s Race for a Cause™ Superhero Teams!
YPT’s Pizza Adventures continue! On Tuesday, April 17, HomeMade Pizza Company’s Logan Circle location generously sponsored YPT’s third pizza fundraiser, donating part of proceeds from all sales of large pizzas, salads, breadsticks and gift cards for the entire day to support the New Play Festival (they even opened two hours earlier than usual for our… Continue reading April Pizza Adventures Part III: HomeMade Pizza Company
I grew up in the era of computers and technology. I order pizza online, take pictures with my phone and post them on Facebook, text instead of calling, and use Google as my go-to. But despite this, I sometimes still feel hopelessly behind the times, as technology, gadgets and social media continue to explode. Confession:… Continue reading Ready…Set…Give to the Max for YPT!
Taking a day away from the YPT office, I recently spent some time at a different kind of event – a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity fair at the Army National Guard in Virginia. Here at YPT we pursue all different kinds of funding opportunities to ensure that we can continue to provide programming for our… Continue reading YPT Visits the Army
by David Andrew Snider Recently I talked with a board member from Theatre Communications Group (TCG), of which YPT is a member. The TCG board was reaching out to all its members to find out what’s happening in our organizations and how TCG can better support us. At the end of the conversation came the… Continue reading The Need for Arts Education