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

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a principal/teacher. How can I bring YPT to my classroom?

If you are interested in the In-School or After-School Programs, contact our Program Director, Jared Shamberger, at 202-387-9173 or via email.

How can I get my child involved?

Ask your student's principal or teacher to contact YPT and bring us into their classroom. You can also always call us at 202-387-9173 for more information.

Does YPT need volunteers?

YPT relies on volunteers throughout the year. Volunteers with daytime availability volunteer regularly in the office or the classroom. Volunteers with school or work commitments during the day participate in evening volunteer events throughout the year, to prepare major mailings and classroom supplies, as well as providing support for fundraisers and performances. Contact us at, or 202-387-9173 to find out about current volunteer opportunities.

When and where can I see a YPT performance?

Visit our performances page to see what's coming up next.

I'm an actor, how can I perform in a YPT play?

YPT works with actors in the classroom (during regular school hours) and in productions. Please email your headshot and resume to with a mention of which opportunities you're interested in (classroom and/or productions).

I work with a theater, how can we collaborate with YPT?

Contact YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris via email or 202-387-9173 to talk about the possibilities. If you would like to set up an ad swap or media trade, please email Communications Manager Teshonne Powell.