Parting Words from YPT Students

This year, three YPT superstars - Sam Burris, Nana Gongadze and Anna Vargas - graduated from high school. All three have been in our work since middle school, have had their plays produced and were long-term members of our Student Advisory Council. Most recently, Sam and Anna interned with us as part of their "Senior Experience"… Continue reading Parting Words from YPT Students

The 2016 New Play Festival – Playwright Speeches

YPT's 2016 New Play Festival featured fifteen hilarious, touching, charming and empowering plays written by young playwrights from across the DC area. From stories of time travel and magical homework to dance-offs and basketball showdowns, these fifteen plays shared the powerful voices of some of DC's most exciting young artists! Before the performance of their play, each… Continue reading The 2016 New Play Festival – Playwright Speeches

Meet Nora Foster and Kaitlyn Murphy!

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!

The 2015 New Play Festival: Super Awesome Extras

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!

The Rogue Race

Teaching is hard every day. Even when my lesson plan is clear and my students are completely absorbed and engaged, teaching is really hard. I feel the same way about running. It doesn’t matter if it’s a humid July afternoon in DC or a cool spring morning, whether I’m jogging on the treadmill or stumbling… Continue reading The Rogue Race

14 Things We’re Excited About in 2014

Happy New Year! YPT recently counted down 14 things (of many) that we make us jazzed about 2014, and we're excited to share them with you. 1. More students, more schools. Last year, YPT reached 1,800 students, more than ever before in our history. And 2014 is on track to be our biggest year yet,… Continue reading 14 Things We’re Excited About in 2014

Dedicated Donors: Wedding Series

We love when our donors are as creative as our students! Over the past year, some of our dedicated donors have given to YPT through their weddings. We are grateful for their generosity and their commitment to arts education, so we wanted to talk a bit more to them about their relationship with YPT as… Continue reading Dedicated Donors: Wedding Series