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Young Playwrights' in Progress

Young Playwrights in Progress


Young Playwrights in Progress (YPIP) is an opportunity for young and/or early-career DC-area playwrights to engage in a script-development and workshop reading process of original, not-yet-produced, one-act or full-length plays with Young Playwrights' Theater.

With the help of a reading committee of theater practitioners, YPT will select two playwrights to engage in the 2020-21 Young Playwrights in Progress program. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 11:59pm EST.

The application deadline has passed. Follow the YPIP journey @YPTDC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


Watch Young Playwrights in Progress Q&A!
YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris answered questions about the program and discussed the overall vision for this opportunity. Watch the video here, and see the application criteria and guidelines below.

View our Frequently Asked Questions!

We've compiled all of the common questions asked from the Q&A session into one, neat document. You can read and download it here.