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

After-School Playwriting Program The

After-School Playwriting Program 

The After-School Playwriting Program develops students’ creative expression and collaboration by exploring theater as an ensemble.  


Young Playwrights’ Theater conducts the After-School Playwriting Program at partner schools and community centers.

Ensemble Work

Participants work together as a theater company to write monologues and scenes, and explore theater through games and the performance of work written by their peers.

YPT Teaching Artists lead the workshops, supervised by Artistic Director Nicole Jost.



The end of each semester culminates with a community sharing of student work for students, friends, and families.

In October, 2010, YPT’s After-School Playwriting Program won the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, which was presented by First Lady Michelle Obama at a private White House ceremony on October 20.


Support for YPT's After-School Playwriting Program is provided by ANC 1C, Hattie M. Strong Foundation, and the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs.