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

 New Writers Now!



YPT and Wild Women Theatre Present:
New Writers Now! - #nofilter

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 
7pm (snacks & soda at 6:30)

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Pl. SE
Washington, DC 20020

Presented in partnership with Wild Women Theatre

Young black voices ring out in honor of Black History Month, as four female playwrights share their unique perspectives on the world. 
Through the lens of issues such as teen homelessness and mental health, New Writers Now! #nofilter explores modern life in America and promises hope for tomorrow. 


Despair by Nakia Greene
Javon's Dream by Quanisha Mitchell
P.S. Problems by Lawrencia Odoms
Saving Scarlett by China Warren

Find all these plays and more in YPT's 2014 New Play Festival book! Available for purchase now on Amazon.

The FULL VIDEO of New Writers Now! #nofilter is now available on YouTube! Click here to watch professional actors stage four touching, powerful plays written by young black women.

Want to see more from #nofilter, but don't have time to watch the whole video? Click here for photos from the event!

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!