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

Comparative Advantage

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.