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

 Job Openings

Communications Intern
Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT), the only professional theater in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education, seeks a highly motivated Communications Intern to raise the profile and visibility of the organization locally and nationally. The Communications Internship is an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in arts administration and non-profit communications. 
The Communications Intern will work directly with YPT’s Communications Associate and Deputy Director to support YPT’s 2017-2018 season, working on a variety of projects. Projects may include: driving audience attendance at events, engaging the community through external communications (via email, press releases, social media content, blog posts, etc.) and assisting with our fundraising campaigns. 

Classroom Actor Auditions
Beginning on May 10, Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) will host 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

Volunteer for YPT Programs and Performances

Go to our Volunteer page to learn more about our volunteer opportunities!

Other Openings

Check back for postings on positions available with YPT. If you would like us to consider you for any acting, directing, teaching, or administrative positions that become available, you can mail us a cover letter and resume to:

Young Playwrights’ Theater
2437 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009