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

The Express Tour

The Express Tour is a traveling production of vibrant new plays. 

Student plays are brought to life by professional actors in an energetic, fully staged performance. The tour inspires creativity and introduces diverse audiences to the voice of a new generation.  

Our company travels to a wide variety of community venues including schools, theaters and hospitals.


The Express Tour shares the work of our young playwrights throughout the community in order to inspire new artists and audiences.


The Good Neighbor
YPT Collaborates with Fannie Mae to Premiere Community Play on Homelessness

Update: On June 24, 2011, YPT was excited to launch the new playwriting curriculum we created with Fannie Mae in the Fall of 2010. Beginning this summer, this innovative, interactive writing curriculum is being used in classrooms throughout the nation in conjunction with Fannie Mae’s annual Help the Homeless campaign, raising awareness and involving the community in solving the issue of homelessness.
Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) is excited to announce a new partnership with Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless Program.  With the help of Fannie Mae, YPT has created a community play in hopes of raising public awareness to support organizations working to prevent and end homelessness in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  

Express Tour Plays Deepen Experience of Current Events

Perhaps you joined the multitudes on the National Mall for the Easter concert marking the anniversary of Marian Anderson’s historic performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. 

Or you may have read about it in the Washington Post.
Maybe you’re following Kojo Nnamdi’s series on WAMU 88.5 about DC’s Juvenile Justice system or you read the recent article in the Washington Post Magazine about reforms at Oak Hill Juvenile Detention Center.
Here at YPT we are following the news too, and working with students throughout the Washington area to deepen their understanding of current and historical events by dramatizing them in new ways, and giving voice to youth perspectives.
If these are stories that have resonated with you, we invite you to join us for next week’s Express Tour Showcase, where we will perform My Dream, Marian’s Dream and Choosing Change.
Photos from Washington Post.
Past Express Tours

Looking for information about the Express Tour from 2007 to 2010?  Click here.

Looking for Tours from 2006 and before? Click here.