Our Playwrights Fear Nothing (Not Even Peanut Butter): Reflections on the New Play Festival

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

YPT Welcomes Raina Fox as Our New Community Engagement Associate!

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!

Can Glee Save Arts Education?

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?

Why Theatre? Jenn Book Haselswerdt Testifies

Jenn Book Haselswerdt is the Education Coordinator at Imagination Stage. I had intended to interview her for our series about theater educators and what inspires them. Before I could get around to it she posted an amazing piece on her blog testifying to the power of arts education. Why Theatre? by Jenn Book Haselswerdt A new… Continue reading Why Theatre? Jenn Book Haselswerdt Testifies

Interview with Katherine Latterner

Theater Educates interviews a different arts educator each month, to get his or her take on our field. This month we talk to Katherine Latterner of Fillmore Arts Center. What is your current position? Katherine: I am currently Principal of the Fillmore Arts Center, a District of Columbia Public School.  Fillmore provides the arts education to… Continue reading Interview with Katherine Latterner