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 YPT Photo Albums

2012 New Play Festival Rehearsals

On Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, April 21, the New Play Festival playwrights came to YPT's studio space to see the rehearsal process and give notes to their cast and crew.

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

On March 17, 2012, YPT actors, staff, theater artists and student playwrights got together for the first read-through of the 2012 New Play Festival in preparation for the showcase performance at GALA Hispanic Theatre on April 23 & 24.

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

2011 Express Tour Showcase Photo Album

 The slideshow below features pictures from YPT’s 2011 Express Tour Showcase

 
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Photos by Liza Harbison.

In-School Playwriting Program 2011-2012 Photo Album
The slideshow below features pictures from YPT’s recent In-School programs. 
 

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

Summer 2011 Photo Album

In the summer of 2011, YPT returned to the Horizons program at Maret School. In their final workshop, professional actors read the students’ plays for the class.

Photos by Liza Harbison.

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2011 Capital Fringe Festival

On Saturday, July 23 at 12pm, the Young Playwrights' Workshop presented their play, "Out of the Shadow", at the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival. In this original play addressing the topic of bullying, the ensemble takes a stand for their peers across the country, presenting multiple perspectives and sharing important stories.

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

 

Josh Groban Concert

On July 27, 2011, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Groban presented YPT with a donation from Groban’s new Find Your Light Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness. A group of YPT students and staff got to meet Groban prior to the performance. Click here to learn more.

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

New Writers Now! - Luv in the Time of Txting Photo Album

On Monday, May 23, 2011, Young Playwrights' Theater presented our last event of the season, Luv in the Time of Txting, as part of our New Writers Now! series. The night included two plays written in our In-School Playwriting Program, as well as the final performance by the Young Playwrights' Workshop, our award-winning student theater ensemble.

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

Young Playwrights' Workshop Rehearsal Photo Album

The Young Playwrights’ Workshop spent their spring semester applying all they had learned in the fall by creating and performing their own original piece, "Out of the Shadow". They rehearsed their play in the weeks before New Writers Now! - Luv in the Time of Txting on May 23, 2011.

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New Play Festival 2011

From April 11-13, 2011, Young Playwrights' Theater presented the New Play Festival, an annual celebration of bold new voices. 15 student-written plays from the In-School Playwriting Program were presented over three nights.

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

 

New Play Festival Rehearsal

On Saturday, April 2, the New Play Festival playwrights whose plays will be performed April 11 stopped by the rehearsals to give notes to the actors as they prepare for the performance.

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

"Woodlawn" at the National Geographic Museum

As part of their America I AM exhibit, the National Geographic Museum hosted a performance of YPT’s Woodlawn on Thursday, March 10.

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

New Play Festival 2011 Read-Through

On Saturday, March 12, the New Play Festival playwrights got to see professional actors read their entire plays for the first time.

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Photos by Liza Harbison and Raina Fox.

 

New Writers Now! - From Civil War to Civil Rights Photo Album

On February 7, 2011, YPT presented "From Civil War to Civil Rights" as part of the New Writers Now! series. The evening included the premiere of "Woodlawn", a new play created collaboratively with residents and organizations throughout Ward 7 in Washington, DC.

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

In-School Playwriting Program 2010-2011 Photo Album
The slideshow below features pictures from YPT’s recent In-School programs. 
 

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

15th Birthday Party

YPT is currently celebrating its 15th birthday! We kicked off the party with the Express Tour Showcase this weekend.

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Photos by Liz Lynch and Liza Harbison.

New Writers Now! - Outside In Photo Album

On October 4, 2010, YPT presented its first show of the season, "Outside In," as part of the New Writers Now! series.

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Photos by Liz Lynch.

Express Tour 2010 Rehearsal Photo Album

On October 25, 2010, YPT’s Express Tour officially went on the road. The slideshow below features photos of a dress rehearsal of the plays performed for one of the playwrights, Cassidy Boomsma, who wrote "Love Math and Martians Don’t Mix."

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

September 11th Woodlawn Event
On Saturday, September 11th, community members and volunteers gathered for a clean up day at Woodlawn Cemetery from 9am to 12pm with Greater DC Cares. At 8am actors performed a preview reading of the play Woodlawn, an original play about the cemetery.

The slideshow below features pictures from the September 11th event at Woodlawn. Click on the image to view details for any photo. You can also view all of our photo albums on our main photo page.

Photos by Liza Harbison.

New Writers Now! Kickoff Party

On August 31st, 2010 Young Playwrights’ Theater held its first ever New Writers Now! Kickoff Party, a preview of the works of the student playwrights we’re producing in the reading series this year. Friends and family came to YPT to eat, mingle, and enjoy as professional actors presented excerpts from the plays of New Writers Now! 2010.

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Photos by Liza Harbison.

Summer 2010 Photo Album

During the summer of 2010, YPT returned to the Horizons program at the Maret School to teach playwriting to rising sixth grade students from H.D. Cooke Elementary and Bancroft Elementary.

The characters these students created were thrilling and suggested a wealth of imagination and creativity. From a dog who continually steals the bones discovered by a struggling archeologist to a boy turned vampire who longs to be with his family, these plays represented the promise that the youth in our community are able to invent stories capable of making us experience the wide array of human emotions. At the conclusion of the program, the students performed their original plays for their classmates as a staged reading.

Photos by Liza Harbison.

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Woodlawn Cemetery Workshop at Life Pieces to Masterpieces
In the summer of 2010, YPT partnered with Life Pieces to Masterpieces in a series of workshops as part of the Woodlawn Cemetery Project
 
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Photos by Liza Harbison.

New Play Festival 2010 Photo Albums

On April 19-21, 2010 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented the 2010 New Play Festival.

There are separate photo albums for each playwright and his/her play.  Click on the image to view details for any photo. You can also view all of our photo albums on our main photo page

All photos by Liz Lynch.

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New Writers Now! The Heights of Change Photo Album

On February 22, 2010 YPT presented: The Heights of Change as part of its New Writers Now! series.

Photos by Liz Lynch.

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Young Playwrights' Workshop Fall 2009 Performance Photo Album

On December 7, 2009 members of the Acting Company of Young Playwrights’ Workshop performed at GALA Hispanic Theatre in a special late-night performance directly following New Writers Now! Playing With Fire.

Photos by Stan Barouh.

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New Writers Now! Playing With Fire Photo Album

On December 7, 2009 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented New Writers Now! Playing With Fire

Photos by Stan Barouh.

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New Writers Now! My Life's Work Photo Album

On October 19, 2009 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented New Writers Now! My Life’s Work

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New Writers Now! Dying for Respect Photo Album

On September 28, 2009 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented New Writers Now! Dying for Respect

 

Photos by Liz Lynch.

 

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Summer 2009 Photo Album

During the Summer of 2009, YPT collaborated with the Horizons program to provide a playwriting class for public school students at Maret

Rising sixth grade students from H.D. Cooke Elementary and Bancroft Elementary worked together to create an original play "A Very Strange Soccer Game" about soccer and vampires. They then performed their play for the other students in the program as a staged reading.

All photos taken by Liza Harbison.

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Express Tour 2009 Photo Albums

On May 6-9, 2009 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented the Express Tour Showcase.

There are separate photo albums for each play.  Click on the image to view details for any photo. You can also view all of our photo albums on our main photo page

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Express Tour Showcase 2009 

 


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New Play Festival 2009 Photo Albums

On April 6-8, 2009 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented the 2009 New Play Festival.

There are separate photo albums for each playwright and his/her play.  Click on the image to view details for any photo. You can also view all of our photo albums on our main photo page 

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New Writers Now! The Legacy of Multiculturalism Photo Album

On February 2nd, 2009 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented New Writers Now! The Legacy of Multiculturalism.

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December 15th New Writers Now! Green Growing and Original Photo Album

On December 15th, 2008 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented New Writers Now! Green, Growing and Original.

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November 24th New Writers Now! Photo Album

On November 24th, 2008 Young Playwrights’ Theater presented New Writers Now! Life In School.

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October 27th New Writers Now! Photo Album

On October 17th, 2008 Young Playwrights’ Theater partnered with the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute to present the New Writers Now!: Celebrating Community in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Student Quotes

In the summer of 2007 YPT redecorated our offices, featuring artwork that speaks to our mission - images of our students speaking about why they love to write with YPT.   In the slideshow below you can see the images that inspire us each day as we work.  

 


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Summer 2008 Photo Album

During the Summer of 2008, YPT collaborated with CityDance to provide a combined playwriting/choreography workshop at Trinidad Recreation Center.  

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New Play Festival 2008 Photo Albums


Photo Albums for the 2008 New Play Festival are available here. There are separate albums for each play as well as for pictures from the rehearsal.

 

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All photos by Liz Lynch.

 

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