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New Play Festival 2007

On February 12, 2007 YPT’s New Play Festival was held at GALA Hispanic Theatre:

Washington pundits and politicians have a lot to say about:

immigration
the war in Iraq
homophobia
violence
drug use
abortion
teenage pregnancy
education
women’s rights

So do Washington’s Young Playwrights.  In the 2006-2007 YPT worked with the entire 11th grade of Bell Multicultural High School, resulting in the creation of over 130 new plays.

The six plays performed in the festival address some of the biggest issues of our time with boldness and creativity.  They reflect the variety and depth of voices found in a diverse city:

  • You Don’t Know What You Got Until It’s Gone  by Estrella Lopez 
  • Of Friends and Potheads by Lyndsey Newsome
  • What Goes Around Comes Around by Francisco Garcia
  • Life is Full of Struggles by Bezawit Mamo
  • Impasse  by Kyle Sumner
  • Life Choice by Ingrid Contreras
New Play Festival 2007 Photo Album

The slideshow below will begin automatically. Roll over the image to change the speed of the slideshow. Click on the image to view details and captions for any photo. You can also visit the full album of New Play Festival photos on Flickr.