Young Playwrights' Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.

The Project

The full performance of REWRITE in April of 2020 is the culmination of a months-long new play development process facilitated by YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris, which included biweekly one-on-one dramaturgy sessions with the playwright, public workshop readings of play drafts and carefully curated theater experiences for the playwright to aid his writing process and fuel his inspirations. 

REWRITE is the 2nd student-written play to be produced by Young Playwrights' Theater and the first full-length play produced by YPT to be eligible for the Helen Hayes Awards with 18 public performances in April 2020.