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November 2006 YPT Wire
November brings two new opportunities to see YPT on stage; The Express Tour and New Writers Now!, both detailed below. With this season of Thanksgiving we would also like to thank each of you for making this important work possible.
New Writers Now!
  November 27th at Busboys and Poets

On Monday, November 27th Young Playwrights' Theater will premier its new monthly program New Writers Now! featuring staged readings of recent student works at Busboys and Poets.

Featured in our November program:
  • The Maid by Fatima Figueroa of Bell Multicultural High School
  • Los Bad Boys vs. DC Boys Crime by Osmin Canales of Bell Multicultural High School
  • Josie’s Play by Josie Guevara-Torres of Capitol City Public Charter School.
New Writers Now! will begin at 6:00 pm in the Langston Room of Busboys and Poets. Refreshments and food will be available to order from the restaurant.
Busboys and Poets is located at 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. For more information visit:
We are pleased and proud to present these students' works to new audiences and grateful for the support of Busboys and Poets and Target for making New Writers Now! possible.
Returning this November...The Express Tour!
YPT is again proud to present The Express Tour for audiences throughout the DC metro area. The Express Tour shares the work of young playwrights with their greater community in order to create a dialogue that can engage, entertain, and educate.
Kyrtham Franco
  Promising Playwright

Kyrtham Franco is a sixth grader at Capitol City Public Charter School and the author of Magnet Dude, featured in this November’s Express Tour. In Magnet Dude, the title character faces the trials and tribulations of life as a super hero.
Magnet Dude: Oh my God, it is so hard being a Super Hero! I mean you don’t even get paid and you gotta fight any villain that causes trouble. In order to do that, you gotta lift weights and I HATE lifting weights!

Kyrtham’s comedy was inspired by his love of cartoons. “Magnet just popped into my head,” Kyrtham says. He advises other aspiring writers “Just plan and write all your ideas down. Then do a final one and present it in front of an audience so they can critique it.” When Magnet Dude was presented for Kyrtham’s classmates at Capitol City, they thought it was “funny and creative.”

Of his own play, Kyrtham says, “I didn’t think it was going to be that good but it got chosen and I was surprised. I got kind of happy and mom’s all kind of excited.”

Although he doesn’t have any other dramatic works currently planned, Kyrtham is aiming to become a doctor or a lawyer. He’d like to one day go to college, complete a degree, find a good job and a good house. He currently lives in Takoma Park with his mom, dad, brother, two sisters, two pet birds and a pet gerbil.
Be A Star in Someone's Life
Young Playwrights' Theater is now part of the world's largest and most successful annual workplace giving campaign, the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capitol Area.

This year's CFC theme is "Be A Star in Someone's Life!" By making a tax-free contribution to YPT through the CFC you will be helping us to bring light to new dramatic voices. YPT is agency number 7730 .

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