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New Writers Now 2008-2009 Season

 

 

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

 

CELEBRATING COMMUNITY                  
OCT 27, 2008

How does theater reflect and shape our community?                                                                                                       

 

LIFE IN SCHOOL                                    
NOV 24, 2008

 

How do students creatively express their experience in DC school?

 

 

GREEN, GROWING AND ORIGINAL       
DEC 15, 2008

 

How can we create tomorrow today?

 

 

In Honor of Black History Month

 

THE LEGACY OF MULTICULTURALISM    
FEB 2, 2009

 

How do identity and heritage shape and inspire creative expression?

 

 

THEATER OF THE NEXT GENERATION 
APR 20, 2009

 

How will the students of today shape the theater of tomorrow?

 

 

WRITING AND REWRITING HISTORY      
JUN 8, 2009

 

How does theater help us explore and express our history?

FREE • Mondays at 7:00 PM • GALA Hispanic Theatre • 3333 14th Street NW, 20009

 

Click here to download a printable flier of the 2008-2009 New Writers Now! season

 

 

Writing and Rewriting History
New Writers Now!

How does theater help us explore and express our history?

June’s New Writers Now! focuses on student writing that dramatizes and reimagines historical events.

Writing from YPT’s year-long residency with Claremont Immersion Elementary School fourth graders will be highlighted.

FREE
Monday, June 8, 2009
7:00 PM

GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010


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Theater of the Next Generation
New Writers Now!

We examine new directions for theater with our April event Theater of the Next Generation.  Students from the Young Playwrights’ Workshop

present new pieces that examine the intersection of new media and theater and experiment with theatrical form.

New Writers Now! features professional actors in a staged reading of student plays fresh from the classroom, followed by a community discussion about the plays with the playwrights. Young writers discover the value of sharing their work and recognize that the community is invested in the stories they tell.

 

 

FREE
Monday, April 20, 2009
7:00 PM
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

Young Playwrights’ Theater teaches students to express themselves clearly and creatively through the art of playwriting.  

 

Lead sponsorship of the 2008-2009 season of New Writers Now! provided by the All Souls-Beckner Advancement Fund.
The Legacy of Multiculturalism
New Writers Now! Honors Black History Month

 

Featuring: 

My Dream, Marian’s Dream
By the students of Ferebee Hope Elementary School
 
For Which It Stands
By Kamilia Epps
My Dream, Marian’s Dream dramatizes the events surrounding Marian Anderson’s historic performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Students from Ferebee Hope Elementary school in SE Washington, DC wrote about Marian Anderson’s courageous performance and expressed how her story inspires their own dreams of success, peace and understanding. In For Which It Stands Kamilia Epps blends historical research and satire to make a compelling argument about the nature of manifest destiny.
 
New Writers Now! features professional actors in a staged reading of student plays fresh from the classroom, followed by a community discussion about the plays with the playwrights. Young writers discover the value of sharing their work and recognize that the community is invested in the stories they tell.

FREE 
Monday, February 2, 2009
 
6:00 PM Pre-event Reception sponsored by

7:00 PM Performance 
3333 14th Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20009

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New Writers Now! The Legacy of Multiculturalism Photo Album

On February 2nd, 2009 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented New Writers Now! The Legacy of Multiculturalism.

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Green Growing and Original
New Writers Now!

 

How can we create tomorrow today?

Join the creative conversation!

 
“We need to cultivate innovation and creativity now to face the problems of the future,” says David Andrew Snider, Producing Artistic Director and CEO of Young Playwrights’ Theater. “With Green Growing and Original, YPT celebrates the innovative spirit of our young writers, and gives them a forum to explore new ideas.”  
 

features professional actors in a staged reading of student plays fresh from the classroom, followed by a community discussion about the plays with the playwrights. Young writers discover the value of sharing their work and recognize that the community is invested in the stories they tell.

Young Playwrights’ Theater teaches students to express themselves clearly and creatively through the art of playwriting.

YPT’s New Writers Now! Green Growing and Original is presented in association with the Student Conservation Associationthe DC Chapter of the Sierra Club and Cool Capital Challenge.
 
FREE
Monday, December 15, 2008
6:00 PM Light Reception

7:00 PM Performance
7:50 PM Community Talkback

GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009

 

 


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December 15th New Writers Now! Green Growing and Original Photo Album

On December 15th, 2008 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented New Writers Now! Green, Growing and Original.

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New Writers Now! "Captivating and Intense"
On Monday night DC students mingled with diplomats, and discussed theater and writing with bank managers, lobbyists and professional actors at New Writers Now!  The lobby at the GALA Hispanic Theatre buzzed with conversation as people gathered, anticipating the performance to come and sharing in the pre-reception food generously provided by Commerce Bank. 
 
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) partnered with YPT to present this staged reading in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. 

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November 24th New Writers Now! Photo Album

On November 24th, 2008 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented New Writers Now! Life In School.

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October 27th New Writers Now! Photo Album

On October 17th, 2008 Young Playwrights’ Theater partnered with the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute to present the New Writers Now!: Celebrating Community in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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New Writers Now! Celebrating Community
October 27, 2008

Video clips from New Writers Now! Celebrating Community

 Clip from Goodbye Past, Hello Future by Vanessa Vatran

 

Clip from Do Dreams Exist? by Rose Stefany Quispe

 

Life In School
New Writers Now!

How do students creatively express their experience in DC schools?  

Join the creative conversation!

"We hear almost daily about the state of our public schools - but rarely from the students themselves," says David Andrew Snider, Producing Artistic Director and CEO of Young Playwrights’ Theater. "We’re thrilled to share their insights in this exciting public forum."

New Writers Now! features professional actors in a staged reading of student plays fresh from the classroom, followed by a community discussion about the plays with the playwrights. Young writers discover the value of sharing their work and recognize that the community is invested in the stories they tell.

FREE
Monday, November 24, 2008
7:00 PM
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

 

Presented by Young Playwrights’ Theater in Association with The DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative.


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Celebrating Community
In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

A New Writers Now! Event

Join the creative conversation!

FREE
Monday, October 27, 2008
7:00 PM
 
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street, NW
 
Catered Pre-Reception at 5:30
 
Presented with:

Washington, DC 20009


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New Writers Now! Photo Album

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