YPT is the only professional theater in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education. Deeply engaged with local schools, YPT:
- Fully integrates into existing curricula, using its innovative approach to learning to help classroom teachers teach the required standards.
- Helps students learn the importance of writing, revision and grammar as a way to communicate what is important to them -- their ideas, dreams and beliefs -- to the world around them.
- Employs accomplished teachers, who are also seasoned artists, to teach students the craft of theater and playwriting.
- Seeks to have long-term impact on student growth by working with a limited number of students each year and tracking their progress after their completion of the program.
- Shares only its students’ original works through professional productions and tours that include the area’s finest actors, directors and designers.
YPT is sought after as a partner and has an established network in the arts and arts education communities. The quality of YPT’s work attracts attention and support from local, national and international companies and funders.