This year's New Play Festival will be better than ever!
About the New Play Festival
The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices.
Each year Young Playwrights’ Theater honors plays from a diverse group of YPT students in a production that celebrates the playwright’s craft.
Professional actors, dramaturges and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater.
YPT is proud to honor the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers.
Objective: The New Play Festival celebrates and honors the work of our young playwrights.
NIGHT ONE: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 1, at 7pm
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th St, NW
See moments from night one!
On night one, we saw plays written by talented elementary school playwrights and met chocolate heroes, fairy friends!
NIGHT TWO: MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 8, at 7pm
1529 16th St, NW
See moments from night two!
On night two, we saw plays written by wonderful middle school playwrights! Inspiring heroines, dastardly villains, themes of courage and stories of wit abound in Night Two's performances!
NIGHT THREE: HIGH SCHOOL PLAYS
Monday, May 15, at 7pm
The Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Pl, SE
See moments from night three!
High School student playwrights tackled topics of racism, life obstacles and hard choices while having a little fun with mad scientists and talking birds with a lot to say!
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