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

Classroom Actor Auditions
Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) hosts a monthly open call audition workshop for classroom actors for our In-School Playwriting Program.

YPT hires union and non-union actors throughout the school year to go directly into elementary, middle and high school classrooms in DC, Maryland and Virginia to bring students’ words to life. YPT believes that every student has a story worth telling and uses its actors to help tell these stories. 

YPT’s classroom actors follow YPT’s PLAY acting technique, which includes:

·      Physicality
·      Lifting the words from the page
·      Active, bold choices
·      Saying Yes

Our classroom actors are great at improvisation, possess strong cold reading skills, can play a wide range of characters and respect the ideas and work of young people. In addition, they are professional, reliable and have daytime availability.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send your headshot and resume to

2017-18 Workshops: 11:30am – 12:30pm (please plan to stay for the full hour)
Tuesday, June 13
Tuesday, July 11
Tuesday, August 8
Tuesday, September 19
Tuesday, October 10
Tuesday, November 14
Tuesday, December 12

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT)
2437 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009

No monologues necessary. Sides will be provided at the audition workshop.

Visit for more info. No phone calls, please.

YPT does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Actors of all ethnicities and abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.