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YPT’s work with Washington School for Girls

YPT’s work with Washington School for Girls

Washington School for Girls Interim Principal Abbi Greer and Young Playwrights’ Theater Program Associate Lauren Miller talk about YPT’s impact on the 8th-grade class.

Dresses That Twirl

Dresses That Twirl

Dresses That Twirl chronicles the platonic and eventual romantic relationship between two teenage girls living in the 1960s. The girls must make difficult decisions about how to maintain their dynamic when the scrutiny of their world threatens to break them apart.

AROW Moments: Privilege

AROW Moments: Privilege

In the third of a 12-part series, Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) Education Director Jared Shamberger and YPT Executive Director Brigitte Winter discuss privilege and how it exists for those in advantaged groups whether they want it or not. About AROW: After undergoing an intense multi-year process to move toward becoming an antiracist, anti-oppressive organization, we […]

AROW Moments: Intent vs Impact, Hurt vs Harm

AROW Moments: Intent vs Impact, Hurt vs Harm

Today, we discuss the difference between feeling hurt and being harmed, as well as how our intentions need to match our behavior for the impact to be positive.

Young Playwrights’ Ovation Showcase: my.self

Young Playwrights’ Ovation Showcase: my.self

YPT’s first Ovation Showcase features work created by YPT students and performed on stage by professional actors. This performance focuses on accepting, living, and loving our bodies and the realization of what “my.self” truly means.

AROW Moments: Antiracism 101

AROW Moments: Antiracism 101

In this first of a 12-part series, Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) Education Director Jared Shamberger and YPT Executive Director Brigitte Winter help define some of the common language and discuss the fundamentals of antiracism. About AROW: After undergoing an intense multi-year process to move toward becoming an antiracist, anti-oppressive organization, we know first-hand the pitfalls, […]

Silence is Violence: New Normal

Silence is Violence: New Normal

YPT students, playwrights, and other featured artists from around the United States present an honest assessment of the “new normal” in 2023, and then imagine themselves into the near future, offering their boldest dreams, challenges, and intentions for 2026. 

SAFER Showcase 2023

SAFER Showcase 2023

Young Playwrights in Progress: Mama Bushwick is Dead, Final Reading

Young Playwrights in Progress: Mama Bushwick is Dead, Final Reading