|Issue: # 15
|TODAY IS YPT DAY AT BARNES &
, when you mention YPT at
Barnes & Noble's Downtown store fifteen
of your purchase will go to support YPT!
Stop by at lunch to begin your holiday
Or join us at 6:00 PM for staged readings
in the upstairs cafe.
555 12th St NW
|On November 19th, 2007, we
launched the latest version of yptdc.org.
Hosted by Demosphere, the new site offers an array
of new features including a calendar, videos, slideshows
and new content areas. The new site provides
access to YPT's extensive production history and tells
the story of our growth and mission through vivid
photographs and multimedia elements.
|NATION OF IMMIGRANTS
| Professional Premiere
Monday - Wednesday
December 17, 18, 19, 2007
Playwrights' Theater and playwright Patrick Crowley, in
partnership with GALA Hispanic Theatre, proudly present
the professional premiere of The Nation of
Immigrants Project. Join us for readings and
discussion of this new play, generated via community and
in-school workshops and written by Patrick Crowley with
support from the Creative Communities Fund of the
National Capital Region.
3333 14th Street
Washington, D.C. 20010
Pay-What-You-Can ($10 Suggested)
Tues. & Wed., Dec. 18-19,
$15 at the
The Nation of Immigrants Project contains adult
content and language.
ERONMWON OVIASOGIE & DIAMOND
"You may shoot me with your words. You
may cut me with your eyes. You may kill me with your
hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise."
Sitting in the front row
as their play is performed, Elmo and
Diamond cannot help but join in and speak the rhythmic
pulsing words along with the performers. They giggle and
tap each other on the shoulder at key moments.
Eronmwom "Elmo" Oviasogie and
Diamond Miales are the honored guests of YPT's November
edition of the staged reading series, New Writers
Now! Working with a group of seven other
girls in YPT's After-school program at Kelly Miller
Middle School in the Spring of 2007, Diamond and Elmo
created I Rise. Their play was based on Maya
Angelou's poem "Still I Rise." Now Diamond and
Elmo sit in the front row of the Woolly Mammoth
Theatre and watch as professional actors enact the
|The Nation of Immigrants
Project is sponsored by The Creative Communities Fund of The
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and
the DMPED Neighborhood Investment Fund.