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YPT's 2016-17 Performance Season

Announcing YPT's 2016-17 Performance Season!

UP NEXT: THE 2017 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

May 1, at GALA Hispanic Theatre
May 8, at Theater J
May 15, at the Anacostia Playhouse


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.