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

YPT at 25


YPT at 25!

Young Playwrights' Theater celebrates 25 years as an arts education innovator and theater elevating youth voices.

September 2019 - June 2020


The year 2020 marks 25 years that Young Playwrights’ Theater has been serving young people in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Young Playwrights’ Theater was founded in 1995 by award-winning playwright Karen Zacarias who, after graduating from Boston University, returned to her hometown Washington, DC and began volunteering her time teaching workshops on playwriting to DC schools.

 Now, 25 years and counting, YPT has become DC’s foremost, award-winning arts education organization and producing theater, and has facilitated workshops for thousands of DC, Maryland and Virginia students as well as professionally produced hundreds of original student-written plays!

We are celebrating all season long!
See more information on how you can connect with YPT throughout our 25th Anniversary Season!