YPT at 25! Events in 2019-2020!
Silence is Violence in 2020:
Tickets on sale Spring 2020
At the center of Young Playwrights’ Theater's 25th Anniversary season will be the 7th installment of Silence is Violence, YPT's original social justice performance series. YPT investigates the impact of arts activism over the series’ 5-year history and the social issues that sparked the youth voices of Silence is Violence. Through a gripping story, YPT explores the power of art in the wake of traumatic events and takes you inside the trials and triumphs of the YPT classroom and into the thoughts, fears and hopes of our young people.
YPT 25th Anniversary Celebration
Monday, April 27, 2020, at 6:30pm
Celebrate 25 years of Young Playwrights' Theater! Join alumni, artists, audience members, friends and family for a delightful evening of fun, connection, remembrance and visioning as we salute the legacy of Young Playwrights' Theater and dream together about the next 25 years.
Play in Development: Rewrite by Tyrese Rowe
Rewrite (formerly No Hood Story) captures the inner world and outer life challenges of a young man coming of age in Washington, DC. Since summer 2019, Duke Ellington School of the Arts alumnus Tyrese Rowe has been crafting this memoir piece with the guidance of YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris. This fall, Tyrese's play was presented in a public reading in which audience members got to meet the playwright and offer feedback!
Workshop Reading at the 18th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival
In YPT’s second year at the Annual Page-to-Stage Festival presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, YPT presents the first public reading of Rewrite (formerly No Hood Story)!