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Subject: YPT Wire February 2009 - Announcing New Play Festival Playwrights!
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Announcing New Play Festival Playwrights!
Now Booking The Express Tour
Dedicated Donors: Carol Falk and Alan Johnson
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Issue: # 29 February 2009
New Play Festival
YPT is proud to announce the playwrights who will be featured in the 2009 New Play Festival.
This season YPT worked with hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students throughout the city, resulting in the creation of over 400 new plays.  The eight plays to be performed in the festival reflect the variety and depth of voices found throughout our diverse community.  We hope you will join us as we honor and celebrate the incredible work of these young people: 
  • Ines Contreras, Bancroft Elementary School
  • Sarah Giffin, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
  • Samantha Mehring, Fillmore Arts Center
  • Israel Nunez, Capital City Public Charter School
  • Julia Ruiz, Bell Multicultural High School
  • Devante Shouff, Bell Multicultural High School
  • Nora Spellane, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
  • Antawan Taylor, Plummer Elementary School

For more information about the New Play Festival click here.

The Express Tour
Now Booking!
YPT Express Tour
The Express Tour is our traveling production of vibrant new plays. Student plays are brought to life by professional actors in an energetic, fully staged performance.  The tour inspires creativity and introduces diverse audiences to the voice of a new generation.
Our company travels to a wide variety of community venues including schools, theaters and hospitals.
Call 202-387-9173 or write to to book the tour for your site this April and May! Or catch the Express Tour at one of our public showcase performances!
Express Tour Showcase 
May 6, 7, 8, 9
7:30 PM
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Carol Falk and Alan Johnson
Carol and AlanDedicated Donors 

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 two years. 
"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.

Without the support of dedicated donors like Carol and Alan, YPT programming would not be possible. Click here to learn more about the many ways you can support YPT.
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