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

YPT playwright Jarid Shields shares her New Play Festival experience!

2016 New Play Festival Featured Playwright Jarid Shields wrote about her YPT experience for DC Metro Theater Arts, and she had some incredible things to say!

"Reflecting back on my time with Young Playwrights’ Theater has made me think about how so many unique stories are hidden within the crevices of people’s minds and how beneficial this program and programs akin to it are for young, aspiring artists."

Read on for all of Jarid's touching words!