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

 New Writers Now!

New Writers Now!

New Writers Now! is a creative forum for students, artists and community members.

This series of staged readings features professional actors performing plays fresh from the classroom, followed by a community discussion about the plays with the playwrights.

Young writers discover the value of sharing their work and recognize that the community is invested in the stories they tell.

New Writers Now! promotes community dialogue and respect for young artists.

Join us!

The staged reading is a pivotal moment in a playwright’s creative process. The first time the written word is spoken aloud and interpreted by actors is a moment full of power and magic.  This is when jokes land in appreciative guffaws or fall flat in silence, when a play finds its rhythm and begins to chart its course.  It is a thrilling, exciting time for our young playwrights and we invite you to be a part of the magic. 

Through New Writers Now! you get a chance to view the process and provide constructive feedback.  Join us at our next reading!


Girls Write Out!
Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival

Girls Write Out! 

Monday, October 19
YPT's first production of 2015-16 is Girls Write Out!, a staged reading by professional actors of four short plays written by young female playwrights. These fun and fanciful tales of excitement, adventure and imagination are sure to delight both parents and children alike! 
Each of the playwrights featured in Girls Write Out! created their pieces in YPT’s In-School Playwriting Program. Ranging in age from 8-15 years old, they are the youngest playwrights whose work you will see at the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. 
Featured plays include:
Diamond of Destiny by Nevaeh Edwards
Stuck in a Fairy Tale by Nora Foster
The Magic Bracelet by Carmela Pascale
Wish for Light by Anderson Waltz
Join YPT in celebrating the power of young female voices with Girls Write Out! Free and open to all ages.