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

YPT at 25

YPT at 25!

September 2019 - June 2020

Young Playwrights' Theater celebrates 25 years of inspiring young people to realize the power of their own voices!


In 1995, Karen Zacarias returned to her hometown of Washington, DC with an MFA in playwriting and a dream of using her art to inspire young people in DC classrooms. Now, 25 years and 70,000 students and audience members later, YPT is an award-winning arts education organization and producing theater reaching over a thousand youth and adult community members across the DC region each year. This season, we invite you to celebrate YPT's legacy, meet the students, artists and educators who are driving YPT's future and join us on an inspiring journey into YPT's next 25 years. 

We are celebrating all season long! Explore this page for more information on how you can connect with YPT throughout our 25th Anniversary Season!