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

Teshonne Powell

Communications Manager

tpowell@yptdc.org

Hailing from Providence, RI by way of Atlanta, GA, Teshonne has always indulged her love for the performing arts. As a graduate of Duke University, she went on to work with youth through Teach For America and Festival Ballet Providence and has been a proud supporter and participant in community-oriented theater through her time with Mixed Magic Theatre in Pawtucket, RI. Since obtaining her Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Howard University, Teshonne has cultivated her love for DC arts while working with Atlas Performance Arts Center on H Street NE. She has also worked with FRESHH Theatre Inc. as an actor, and as the coordinator for its out-of-school-time arts education program, Griot Girls. Her first play, Afromemory, was presented by FRESHH Inc. Theatre in the spring of 2018 and a full-length version of the play will be presented in a staged reading at the Kennedy Center Fall 2018. She enjoys reading and writing speculative fiction, performing in the arts, and supporting her friends--all wonderful and talented members of the DC arts community.