Gardener for YPT
a good band while supporting
a great cause!
On May 22, local rockers
Chance Gardener will be performing a benefit
concert for Young Playwrights' Theater at Tryst in Adams
Morgan. Here are the
WHEN: Thursday, May
2459 18th Street,
COST: $20, which includes a
copy of the band's latest CD and a $1 off drink
All proceeds go to benefit Young
For more information about
Chance Gardener and to hear some of their music, go to
Hope to see you
|Praise for the Express Tour
past four weeks YPT's Express
has visited over 25 different
community centers, senior wellness centers, schools, and
hospitals throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and
"They were all so wonderful. I was just blown
away. What a talented cast!"
- Jillian Trawick, Frederick County
Evenstart: A Family Literacy Program.
"It's so wonderful to have special events
like the Express Tour to help make the kids'
hospitalizations more comfortable."
Lynch captured the tour at our Express Tour
Showcase. To see more pictures from
the Express Tour Showcase click
- Jamie Gentille, Inova Fairfax Hospital
I am the earthquake
that quivers the ground
but yet I don't make a
I am the reflection of the moon and
on the sun's face!
I am the twinkle in the
the less fortunate,
laughter and grace.
And I am the speed of the track
but never counting my pace.
And I am
the rich man's daughter
but in my mansion there's no
Like many 8th graders
Tiara Parker is complex. She may seem shy upon
first meeting but with a little bit of practice and
encouragement Tiara can bring all the angst and passion
of adolescence into a performance of a scene or a
monologue. She keeps an informal diary of her
thoughts and poems, but she's not afraid to speak out
when given the opportunity.
"I want to be a lawyer,"
she says. "I like to argue."
Tiara has been reading
since the age of four. "Ever since first grade,
teachers have liked how I read and write," she says,
adding, "I get it from my mother." She goes on,
"My mother used to sit up on top of the washing machine
with a whole box of books and her thick glasses."
Tiara will sometimes skip dinner if she's deep into a
book. Her favorites are Harry Potter, Lemony
Snicket and Tears of a Tiger. This last book
reflects her maturing interests. "I used to make
stuff up from whatever mood I'm in," Tiara says. "Now,
lately I've been writing about struggles in life.
Sometimes it seems like it's harder for girls."
She advises other
potential playwrights, "Write what you feel.
There's always somebody who would relate to what you're
Leadership support of the
Express tour is provided by the MARPAT Foundation.