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

Production History

Production History

Young Playwrights’ Theater has been producing original student works in Washington, DC since 1995.  Many of the area’s leading actors and directors have appeared with YPT at one point or another. Our production history gives you a peek into our past so that you can see where we’ve been and how far we’ve come. We’ve included highlights from each year. To see the full details about a specific production, hit continue and you’ll be taken to a new page with more information.  

The 2014-2015 Season

YPT's 20th Anniversary Season!

  • The 20th Anniversary Festival
    A Celebration of Young Voices and DC Theater
    Friday, December 12, 2014
     

    Theater J
     
  • New Writers Now! #nofilter
    Staged reading
    ...

The 2013-2014 Season

  • New Writers Now! Save the Day
    Monday, November 18, 2013
    Josephine Butler Parks Center


     
  • New Writers Now! Truth and Dare
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Theater J

     
  • New Play Festival
    Monday,
    ...

The 2012-2013 Season

  • New Writers Now! School’s In
    Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
     
  • Express Tour Showcase

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012
 

  • New Writers Now! Young at Heart

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013
 

  • New Play Festival

Monday, April 22,...

The 2011-2012 Season

 

  • New Writers Now! The Fight for Family
    Monday, October 23, 2011
  • Express Tour Showcase: Heroes and Bullies
    Monday, November 14, 2011
  • New Writers Now! Mad Love
    ...

2010 - 2011 Season

 

  • New Writers Now! Outside In 
    Monday, October 4, 2010
  • Express Tour Showcase
    November 3-6, 2010
  • New Writers Now! From Civil War to Civil Rights
    Monday, February 7,...

The 2009-2010 Season

  • New Writers Now! Monday, September 28, 2009
  • New Writers Now! Monday, October 19, 2009
  • New Writers Now! Monday, December 7, 2009
  • New Play Festival April 19-21, 2010
  • ...

2008-2009 Season

  • New Writers Now! Monday, October 27, 2008
  • New Writers Now! Monday, November 24, 2008
  • New Writers Now! Monday, December 15, 2008
  • New Writers Now! Monday, February 2, 2009
  • New...

Videos from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

YPT performs at the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage!

Click here to view videos of those performances.

The 2007 - 2008 Season

  • New Writers Now! September 24, 2007
  • New Writers Now! November 26, 2007
  • The Nation of Immigrants Project
  • New Writers Now! January 28, 2008
  • The New Play Festival
  • The 2008...

The 2006 - 2007 Season

  • Fall 2006 Express Tour
  • African Roots/Latino Soul
  • New Writers Now! November 27, 2006
  • New Writers Now! December 14, 2006
  • New Writers Now! January 22, 2007
    ...

The 2005 - 2006 Season

  • Retratos: Portraits of Our World
  • New Play Festival 2006
  • Youth or...

The 2004 - 2005 Season

  • Youth or Dare Tour
  • Choices: Reflections On the Holocaust
  • Youth or Dare Gala
  • The New Play Festival 2005
  • ...

The 2003 - 2004 Season

  • Lil’ Red in Da Hood
  • Youth or Dare Tour
  • Youth Ink: The Power of...

The 2002 - 2003 Season

  • Pieces of Life
  • Journey from Page to Stage
  • The 2002 Youth of Dare Tour
  • Youth Ink: The Power of...

The 2001 - 2002 Season

  • The 2001 Youth or Dare Tour
  • Journey from PAGE-to-STAGE Festival
  • The Art of Playmaking
  • Empower Play Festival 2002
...

The 2000 - 2001 Season

  • Spoken Resistance
  • HOLY GHOSTS
  • The 2000 Express Tour
  • 2nd Annual Empower Play...

The 1999 - 2000 Season

  • The 13th Summer of William and Pilar
  • Empower Play Festival
...

The 1998 - 1999 Season

The 1998 - 1999 Season

The Pen is Mightier: Proudly Presenting the 1999 Spring

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The 1997-1998 Season

The 1997 - 1998 Season

 To Be or Not To Be: Proudly Presenting the 1998 Spring Tour

  

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The 1996 - 1997 Season

Youth or Dare Tour
 

 

Biological Didn’t Bother

By Ernest Reynolds

Woodson High School

Grown Up

By Faye Reif-Pasarew

Hardy Middle School/Fillmore Arts Center

Liar Man or Liar Parrot

By Jose...

The 1995 - 1996 Season

Youth or Dare Tour
 

Directed by: Karen Zacarías

                 Jennifer Nelson 

 
               The Jock

By Brandon Bradford 

Woodson High School

Facing The Facts

By Arvette Reese

Woodson...