With this issue we are introducing a new feature
where we will periodically highlight the generous people
who help make our work possible, our donors.
Carol Falk and Alan Johnson are long-time DC
residents who have been involved with YPT for the past
"We donate to Young Playwright's Theater because we
have been to a number of their productions, seeing
first-hand what they are accomplishing with young people
from a wide variety of backgrounds in our public
schools," Carol says.
Carol and Alan also have volunteered their time,
serving as ushers at YPT events such as the New Play
Festival and New Writers Now!
Alan taught mathematics in DC Public Schools for 31
years. "For the last nine I taught
at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where I
witnessed the value of the arts in stimulating
learning," Alan says. Carol is a former
journalist and volunteer adviser to student newspapers
at the DC schools attended by their children.
"I have a special interest in seeing that young
people are taught to communicate their ideas clearly and
effectively," she says. "Besides, we enjoy good
theater!" they add.