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!
Afternoons with Dad One of my fondest collection of memories of the presence of art in my life was when I was in preschool. By this age, I was already drawing with crayons on endless reams of paper, playing with stuffed animals and dolls as if they were real, and listening to all kinds of… Continue reading Vanessa Strickland: It Matters
When I was in kindergarten, my teacher told my mom that she feared I wasn’t able to distinguish fantasy from reality. I don’t think I was ever at that point, but I do know that my imagination was completely out of control and didn’t know what to do with itself at school. At home I… Continue reading Laurie Ascoli: It Matters
Jen's Story *Student's name changed to protect privacy School can be a difficult place for students who don't learn in the same way as the majority of their peers. I saw the pain first-hand when Jen, one of my sophomore dance students walked into my classroom. She was not physically handicapped, but I could see… Continue reading Holly Taylor Petty: It Matters
I grew up on the arts. I drew, sang, danced ballet (as much as one can at five years old), made a miniature world out of clay, played piano, and even attended theater camp. In my tween years, however, popularity was the most important art form of all. Everything my parents liked—and I grew up… Continue reading Liza Harbison: It Matters
My name is Ian Real. In my life I have traveled a lot from place to place, and the last place I lived was down south in Buenos Aires, Argentina. That is where I grew a passion for acting. Now, I moved from Argentina to here in DC in early January, and I thought that… Continue reading Ian Real: It Matters
Ever since I can remember I have loved drawing, painting, sculpting things from play-dough. Any opportunity I had to take an object and make it into something else was for me. I loved digging into my imagination and translating that jumble of images into something tangible. When I was eight years old, I took an… Continue reading Raina Fox: It Matters