We share our students’ brilliance with the world.
Everyone deserves high-quality theater education that centers their voices. Young Playwrights’ Theater provides inspiration, tools, and opportunities for young and emerging artists to develop and share their stories. Since 1995 we’ve provided young people across Washington, DC and beyond with performing arts programming that builds their confidence and showcases their self-expression.
YPT provides young people (ages 8 through 24) with in-school and out-of-school theater and creative writing programs. We prioritize young people who are targeted by systems of oppression, and we also collaborate with people of all ages who are invested in the ways in which theater can transform lives and communities.
Each year, YPT showcases the work of young playwrights from across the Washington, DC region and brings their stories to life with professional actors, directors, and production crews.
Our Abolishing Racism and Oppression in the Workplace (AROW) program supports companies looking to implement meaningful policies to combat racism and oppression.