This summer, YPT has once again joined the Horizons Program at the Maret School. The Horizons program helps students prepare for the next school year by challenging the students academically, and inspiring a love of learning. YPT works specifically with students about to enter the 6th grade, which is a big transition - the leap to middle… Continue reading YPT Summer Plays Are Heating Up!
Over the past three weeks, I’ve had the immense pleasure to work with the young men of Life Pieces to Masterpieces (LPTM) on one of our current special projects, a new play we’re creating with the Ward 7 community about historic Woodlawn Cemetery. As soon as I knew we’d be working in Ward 7, my… Continue reading YPT Collaborates with Life Pieces to Masterpieces to Tell the Story of Historic Woodlawn Cemetery
This season, as we celebrate our 15th Birthday, we’re inviting you to enter our work in a whole new way, to gain your insights into the work by sharing our own and asking you to engage with us. In the coming weeks and months all of us in the company and on staff will be… Continue reading A Message from YPT’s Producing Artistic Director and CEO
James Sims of the Huffington Post thinks so! He makes a great argument for it in his recent article. Here's an excerpt. To read the full article click here. With increasing educational budget cuts sweeping the nation, arts education is often one of the first programs to get slashed. Just as Glee was airing on… Continue reading Can Glee Save Arts Education?
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
by Elizabeth Andrews In "How We Failed Theater" Jerome Weeks' great response to Mike Daisey's "How Theater Failed America," Mr. Weeks makes the case that theater education (or the lack thereof) is a major factor in the decline of the American theater. He speaks of his wife's struggles to teach theater to students at a public high… Continue reading Theater Education Failed America
by Brigitte Pribnow Moore As an LEA, DCPS is under pressure from NCLB to meet AYP each year. Thanks to Title I of the ESEA, the most underserved schools have more resources to help students meet DCPS Learning Standards when the OSSE administers the DC CAS this year. Isn’t the NAEP happening soon as well?… Continue reading A Guide to Acronyms and Agencies in DC’s Arts Education Landscape