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25th anniversary Gala

*Monday, June 22, 2020
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Mead Center for American Theater, Home of Arena Stage

1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Celebrate 25 years of Young Playwrights' Theater! Join fellow YPT supporters, alumni, artists, friends and family for a delightful evening of fun and connection as we salute the legacy of Young Playwrights' Theater and dream together about the next 25 years. Guests will enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, an amazing silent auction, dessert and champagne toast.

Introducing Our Honorees

This year, we honor the contributions of Molly Smith, Artistic Director of the Mead Center for American Theater, Home of Arena Stage, and Thembi Duncan, Director of Arts Engagement and Education at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. 

*As of March 16, 2020, our 25th Anniversary Gala at Arena Stage has been postponed to Monday, June 22, 2020. Learn more about YPT's commitment to health and safety here.


Young Playwrights' Theater's 25th Anniversary Gala Sponsors

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Interested in becoming a Gala Sponsor? Contact Jessica Wisser at or 202-387-9173 for more information.
You can also visit our Support Our Gala page.