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Sign Up For Summer 2015!

Washington, DC - Camp Sitar

YPT will be a part of Camp Sitar in their Session 2 Drama Intensive, in partnership with Sitar Arts Center

Dates:        July 6 - July 17, 2015
Schedule:  9am - 12pm
Ages:         Students entering grades 4-10
Cost:          Camp Sitar is priced on a sliding scale.
Activities:   The Playwriting & Performance Drama Intensive will offer instruction in theatrical playwriting, acting, and stage performance. Students will write, act, and perform their own stage plays!

Click here to learn more about Camp Sitar Registration, or call Sitar Arts Center at (202) 797-2145 to set up a registration appointment.

Montgomery County, MD - Summer Fun Centers

YPT will be part of the Summer Fun Centers at Long Branch Community Center and East County Community Center, both located in Silver Spring, MD. 

Dates:       June 22 - July 31, 2015, with no camp on Friday, July 3
Schedule: Monday-Friday, from 8am-6pm
Ages:         5-12
Cost:          $365 for Montgomery County Residents, $380 for non-residents. Payment plans are available.
Activities:   In addition to YPT, students will participate in a variety of activities and participate in bi weekly off-site activities, including field trips and swimming.

To Sign Up:

  1. Click here to register on RecWeb and select "Summer Camps" on the left menu.
  2. Choose "Summer Fun Centers" as the sub-category.
  3. In the drop-down menu, select "Long Branch Community Center" or "East County Community Center."
  4. Click "Show Courses," then click the "Add" button on the right.
  5. Create an account and sign up for a summer of fun!

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.



To Apply

Recent partner sites for the Summer Playwriting Program include Long Branch Recreation Center, Kelly Miller Middle School and Community Bridges.

For more information on how to bring the Summer Playwriting Program to your school or center, contact Nicole Jost at 202-387-9173 or

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.