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YPT at 25! Events in 2019-2020!


Play in Development: Rewrite by Tyrese Rowe

Rewrite (formerly No Hood Story) captures the inner world and outer life challenges of a young man coming of age in Washington, DC. Since summer 2019, Duke Ellington School of the Arts Alumnus and current University of the District of Columbia student Tyrese Rowe has been crafting this memoir piece with the guidance of YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris. Follow Tyrese's journey as he develops his play from draft one to the final performance run in 2020! Attend public readings of his work, meet the playwright and offer feedback as he continues to his work!

Workshop Reading at the 18th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival
Monday, September 2, at 10:30am
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Family Theater

In YPT’s second year at the Annual Page-to-Stage Festival presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, YPT presents the first public reading of Rewrite (formerly No Hood Story)

Staged Reading
Sydney Harman Hall | Shakespeare Theatre Company
Thursday, November 14, at 6:30pm

Join us at Shakespeare Theatre Company to see the latest draft of Rewrite before the full production in April 2020! 

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Rewrite Performance
Directed by Eric Ruffin

Anacostia Playhouse
April 9 - 30, 2020

See the full production of Tyrese Rowe's play! Tickets on sale Fall 2019.


YPT 25th Anniversary Celebration

April 27, 2020
Arena Stage Kogod Cradle

Celebrate 25 years of Young Playwrights' Theater! Join alumni, artists, audience members, friends and family for a delightful evening of fun, connection, remembrance and visioning as we salute the legacy of Young Playwrights' Theater and dream together about the next 25 years.

Return to the 25th Anniversary Home Page for more information.