How does theater help us explore and express our history?
June’s New Writers Now! focuses on student writing that dramatizes and reimagines historical events.
Writing from YPT’s year-long residency with Claremont Immersion Elementary School fourth graders will be highlighted, including The True Story of Jamestown: How They Lived and What They Wanted, and original pieces on the Civil War and Civil Rights movement.
New Writers Now! features professional actors in a staged reading of student plays fresh from the classroom, followed by a community discussion about the plays with the playwrights. Young writers discover the value of sharing their work and recognize that the community is invested in the stories they tell.
Monday, June 8, 2009
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
Young Playwrights’ Theater teaches students to express themselves clearly and creatively through the art of playwriting.
Lead sponsorship of the 2008-2009 season of New Writers Now! provided by the All Souls-Beckner Advancement Fund.