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

2018 Giving Voice Award Celebration

Friday, April 13, 2018
7pm - 11pm

Josephine Butler Parks Center 

2437 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Photos by Ryan Maxwell


YPT invites you to our sixth annual Giving Voice Award Celebration! Come and celebrate YPT and our extraordinary young writers with a fun, casual party for all. Let loose with dancing, food, open bar, fun 
and fellowship!

This year, the theme of our event is "Come As You Are - Give As You Are." We want every person who supports YPT's young playwrights to attend and celebrate. The basic ticket price for this event is $50. As you purchase a ticket to support YPT, we ask that you select the ticket price point that allows you to give as you are - $50, $100 or $250. Please consider supporting YPT's students and our work at the level that is most meaningful for you; every dollar that you give above the $50 ticket price is a direct donation in support of our mission to inspire our students to realize the power of their voices.

Your selected price includes one ticket and any tax-deductibility above the $50 basic ticket price. Select any number of tickets at any amount to create the right ticket package for you and your guests.


YPT is honored to name Barbara Harman, founder and president of the Catalogue for Philanthropy, our 2018 Giving Voice Awardee. When we think about the values of our Giving Voice Award - impact on our local community, support for equitable access to arts education and commitment to amplifying the voices of the unheard - we can think of no more suited an Awardee! Her leading-edge commitment to equity in youth services and philanthropy, both personally and professionally, is inspiring and epitomizes the spirit of our award. To learn more about Barbara Harman and her work, visit the Catalogue for Philanthropy website!

We want you to come and enjoy yourself! We are suggesting business attire, understanding that many people will be joining us after work. Any attire will be welcome - dressed up or down, just come and celebrate with us!

Bring your friends and enjoy an open bar, delicious food 
and interactive activities, including script karaoke. Or maybe try your luck with our crowd-favorite wine guessing game, and for the first time this year, the jewelry guessing game!

Our event will include a fantastic silent auction, featuring exciting items from local favorite restaurants, attractions and tickets to DC's best theaters and venues. We have packages for travelers, families, dog-lovers and more - truly something for everyone!


Young Playwrights' Theater is grateful for the support of the following corporations:


Gelman, Rosenberg and Freedman EY (Ernst & Young)


Wells Fargo Your Part Time Controller

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