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The Lincoln Heights Arts Camp

The Lincoln Heights Arts Camp enters its FINAL WEEK today! After studying photography, playwriting and audio design, campers will now create visual art pieces with guest artist Asha Santee. Their work will culminate in a final showcase on Monday, August 1 at the Riverside Center - FREE and open to the public!

Teens ages 13-18: Join the last week of camp! Call (202) 387-9173 or come to the Riverside Center to sign up. Earn $$ making art with one of DC's finest artists/musicians!

July 25, 26, 27, 28 and August 1
12:30 - 4:30pm
Riverside Recreation Center - 5200 Foote St. NE



Week 1 - Photography

The camp began with a week of photography, led by local teaching artist Kenji Jasper! Using iPads, phones and cameras, the students explored their neighborhoods and took photos of people, places and things that meant something to them. Click here for an album of their terrific work! 

Week 2 - Playwriting

In Week 2, the campers used photos they took as inspiration for monologues and scenes about the world around them. The plays they wrote ranged from funny to tragic, but all are wonderful works of art!

Week 3 - Audio Design

Working with local sound designer Kevin Alexander, our campers spent Week 3 building audio profiles for the scenes and monologues they will perform on August 1. In the process, they learned how to use programs like GarageBand, and deepened their exploration of their chosen themes through music and sound effects! 

Week 4 - Visual Art

Under the tutelage of teaching artist Asha Santee, the campers will spend their final week painting their themes and characters onto old records and found objects. The goal will be to create a multi-media experience for their final showcase on August 1!


The camp will culminate in a presentation of the campers' work on Monday, August 1 at the Riverside Center. Join us for this FREE and exciting celebration of young voices!

Summer Playwriting Program

The Summer Playwriting Program provides students with the tools necessary to create and perform their own plays, including lessons in playwriting, acting and design.




Young Playwrights’ Theater conducts the Summer Playwriting Program at partner schools, camps and community centers. 



The end of each program culminates with a community sharing of student work for students, friends, and families.



Summer 2013 Photo Album

During the summer of 2010, YPT returned to Long Branch Community Center to teach playwriting to students aged five through twelve. Photos below are from a class of six- and seven-year-olds. 

Photos by Liza Harbison.

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

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.

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