Young Playwrights' Theater inspires young
people to realize the power of their own voices.



The 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council

Rachael Brock

Nakia Greene

Alice Hockstader

Will Larroca

Paul McCoyer

Eva Sirotic

 

 

 

The Student Advisory Council provides YPT with invaluable advice and insight into how YPT can better serve our students. Comprised of 6-12 current and former students, the Council meets with YPT staff members monthly to help assess and advise YPT’s service to students. Once a year, the Council also meets with the Board of Directors, to help the YPT Board understand what students need, want and value.

Council member candidates are recommended by YPT staff, teaching artists and Company members, based on their successful participation in a YPT program and their strong interest and engagement with YPT’s mission. YPT staff members interview candidates throughout the year and new members are inducted once a year, depending on available space. Council members serve two-year terms which may be renewed at the YPT staff’s discretion. In addition to regular meetings with YPT leadership,

Council members are often invited to see professional productions and attend special events, including meetings with external stakeholders, and to represent YPT publicly as members of our Company.


Performances

2016

The Student Advisory Council Presents: Hot Diggity Dog 
Friday, May 13
7pm - Reception at 6:30
Sitar Arts Center
FREE and open to the public
Tickets: tinyurl.com/SACPresents

The teen playwright-performers of YPT's Student Advisory Council present a light-hearted exploration of character, identity and - yes - hot dogs. Join the Council for their annual staged reading and celebrate the unique, hilarious voices of Greater Washington's young playwrights!

Sponsored by Ben's Chili Bowl and Haute Dogs & Fries. Buy raffle tickets at the show to win great prizes from these two delicious restaurants!


2015

One in the Chamber
Washington, DC Premiere
August 8 - September 6, 2015
Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint

In late 2014, former YPT Teaching Artist and longtime supporter Adrienne Nelson approached the Student Advisory Council with a unique and compelling project. She and her team were in the process of bringing One in the Chamber, a new play by L.A.-based playwright Marja-Lewis Ryan, to DC, and they wanted the Council to get involved.

Inspired by a 2013 New York Times article, "Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll"One in the Chamber takes us through the aftermath of a horrific accidental shooting. The play examines the tragic impact gun access has on one family and uses their story to discuss larger issues of gun ownership and youth gun safety. 

Seeking young people's perspectives on gun violence, the Chamber team invited the Council to write response pieces to the play itself. They did, and on September 6, 2015 - closing night of the show - professional actors will read two of their pieces as part of a talkback that will also feature Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, the authors of the New York Times article and community organizations from both sides of the issue.

Click here to join the Student Advisory Council at this important and impactful event!

The Council, the One in the Chamber team and all of us here at YPT appreciate your support! Let us help keep this urgent conversation going and seek tangible change through creative expression.
 

The Student Advisory Council Presents: 
Stage Fright

Eight talented young playwrights perform a live reading of their original play, Stage FrightStage Fright explores the topic of fear through hilarious and poignant vignettes, culminating in a Choose Your Own Adventure-style performance where the audience decides the ending! 

Stage Fright is presented by the Student Advisory Council as a fundraiser for Young Playwrights' Theater.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 7pm

FREE
Busboys and Poets
Recommended for ages 13 & up due to strong language.

 

Click here for a full album of photos from Stage Fright!


2014

The Student Advisory Council Presents: 
Dear Mr. Stein

Seven young playwrights present a reading of an original play that explodes myths about teenagers in an unflinching and hilarious evening of theater!

June 6, 2014 at 7pm
Sitar Arts Center
FREE
Recommended for ages 14 and up

 

 


Click here for a full album of photos from Dear Mr. Stein!