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Subject: YPT Wire August 2011 - Season Announcement!

 

The August Edition of the YPT Wire 

 

The Newsletter of Young Playwrights' Theater

 

Behind the Scenes at YPT

    YPT Intern Sarah Giffin

"As a YPT student I'd learned that playwriting could be a therapeutic tool for expression and communication, but how could my love for theater translate back to the community?"

 

This summer, former YPT student Sarah Giffin returned to YPT for an office internship. Read all about her experience in the latest

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Issue: # 58     

August 2011

 

Announcing YPT's 2011 -2012 Season!

YPT is thrilled to announce our 2011-2012 season of free professional performances!

 

The Fight for FamilyThe Fight for Family

New Writers Now! Staged Reading

*Featuring the work of some of our amazing young Latino writers, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

October 3, 2011 at 7pm

 

Express Tour Showcase

Heroes and Bullies

Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:30pm

 

 

Mad LoveMad Love

New Writers Now! Staged Reading

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7pm

 

 

 

New Play FestivalNew Play Festival

A Celebration of Bold New Voices

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:30pm

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:30pm

 

 

The Young Playwrights' Workshop PresentsThe Young Playwrights' Workshop Presents

Daring New Work Written and Performed

by YPT's Student Theater Ensemble

Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7pm

 

 

As always, all YPT performances are FREE, and will take place at:

 

GALA Hispanic Theatre

3333 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20010

 

Click here for more information about YPT's 2011-2012 season.

 

We have some exciting student voices to showcase for you this year, and we can't wait to see you at our first performance on October 3.

  

See you there!

 

YPT Loves Teaching Artists

On August 16-18, 2011, YPT held our annual three-day Teaching Artist Training to prepare our professional teaching artists to implement YPT's award-winning, standards-based playwriting curricula in classrooms throughout the DC region.

 

After talking through YPT's scaffolded curricula for elementary, middle and high school students, the teaching artists had the opportunity to participate in four YPT workshops as a team, providing them with a first-hand understanding of YPT's In-School Playwriting Program.


As Program Manager Nicole Jost told our new teaching artists, "I am so happy to have an amazing team of artists providing direct service to our students. It makes me confident that we can grow year after year, serving more students while maintaining the high quality and in-depth impact of our programs."

 

Check out fun photos from the training on Facebook. And be sure to "Like" us to get exciting updates from the classroom!

  

YPT is grateful to work with such a dedicated group of teaching artists, and we can't wait to kick off the school year!

Teaching Artist Training at YPT

 

Sky Stringer

Promising Playwright   
 

Sky Stringer"I'm gonna write my play about a panda bear whose name is Lola. She's a very cool girl, and she's a very popular person, and she's really nice," explains Sky Stringer, a fourth grader at Watkins Elementary School. "She goes to a store and gets a magical purse, but this other girl wants it who goes to her school, and she's a bully - but she also dresses nicely. They both fight over the purse, but it ends happily. At the end, they both get the purse, but the bully gets a purple one and she gets a gold one."

 

Sky was inspired to write her play by a stuffed panda bear she owns. "I took her with me to Girl Scouts Camp last summer, so I thought I should write a story about her."

 

In addition to Girl Scouts, Sky likes shopping, watching movies, playing video games, going outside, seeing her friends, reading, drawing, coloring, napping and watching TV.

 

 "Someday I want to be a famous actress," she adds. "I want to take acting class, and I want to do all sorts of things. I want to be in movies and plays and on Broadway, and I want to help the planet."

 

For more Promising Playwrights click here

 

 

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