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Apply to join Young Playwrights' Workshop

WHAT: YPT is now accepting applications for our spring 2009 Young Playwrights’ Workshop. Students in grades 8-12 may apply to be a part of a select group of artists working as an ensemble at YPT’s headquarters during after school time.


4:00 – 5:30 Tuesdays          Resident Company         Focus on Acting

4:00 – 5:30 Wednesdays      Resident Playwrights     Focus on Playwriting

Workshops will begin JANUARY 27th and 28th and run every week through April 30th (except March 24, 25, April 7,8) for 12 total sessions.


Young Playwrights’ Theater
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(Students will also travel with YPT to other theaters throughout Washington.)

WHO: Students who are currently enrolled in DC schools in grades 8-12 may apply.

HOW: New students must submit the attached application along with a sample of their writing (preferably a short scene or monologue) by JANUARY 8th, 2009. Applications may be submitted via e-mail to or in person to YPT’s offices. Select interviews will be held on JANUARY 13 and 14th, 2009.

COMMITMENT: We value your commitment to the creative process and collaborative work. Selected students will be asked to sign a contract along with their parents or guardians. Students will receive a stipend at the end of the 12 week process, dependent on their active participation and attendance. Students who participate on both Tuesday and Wednesday can receive a maximum stipend of $300. Those who participate one day a week can receive a maximum of $200.

QUESTIONS?: Contact Young Playwrights’ Theater at 202-387-9173 or write to

Click here to download an application. (Word)




Click here to download a printable flier (PDF)