Young Playwright’s Theater presents twelve plays written by students from D.C. area public schools and acted out by professional actors on the stage.
YPT proves the value of the arts in the classroom by demonstrating the direct and positive impact of an active, arts-integrated process on student learning. By exploring playwriting, revision and performance with professional artists in the classroom, students learn the power of language and create exciting new plays that reflect and engage their communities. YPT shares student-written work with local, national and international audiences to provide a window into students’ lives, cultivate an appreciation for young artists and inspire others to write. By seeing their work brought to life for their community, students realize their ability to affect the world around them.
On April 23, join us for a family-friendly evening of whimsical and hilarious new plays appropriate for all audiences, exploring a wide range of stories — from talking library books to a wacky science experiment gone wrong.
On April 24, some of our older students present daring new works with topics that range from a recent war veteran’s struggle to overcome his own fear to a young woman’s battle with serious illness. **Plays on April 24 may not be appropriate for children under age thirteen.**
For more information, call 202-387-9173 or visit their website.
WAMU 88.5 is proud to be a media sponsor for YPT’s new play festival, next Monday and Tuesday evening at Gala Hispanic Theatre.