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Creative Giving Do you

Creative Giving

Do you have a band? Bake great cookies? Love to throw parties? Think creatively to mold your skills and passions into financial support for YPT!

If you have a cool new creative giving idea, please let us know how we can help make it happen. 
Share your ideas with:
Frank Cervarich
Development Director
Young Playwrights’ Theater
2437 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20009


In 2013, three amazing and creative couples decided to give to YPT through their weddings! Adrienne Nelson and Ian Armstrong, Michael Swigert and Olivia Toro and Eric Miller and Jen Poness gave to YPT through gift registries and in lieu of party favors. These couples decided to start a life together by giving back to the community with the gift of arts education to young people throughout the DC area.

In the winter of 2010, YPT Teaching Artist Michelle Tang Jackson won YPT’s first-ever “Friend-raising Challenge” by getting friends, family, and community members to donate at least $15 each to YPT. To thank her for her efforts, students in our Young Playwrights’ Workshop will be writing an original dramatic piece inspired by Michelle’s life this spring. 

Board member Tony Kalm dedicated his 2010 holiday party to YPT, inviting dozens of friends and YPT supporters into his home to celebrate and give together.
On October 20, 2010, Room 11, a wine bar in Columbia Heights, dedicated 20% of the evening’s proceeds to YPT to celebrate YPT’s National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, which YPT received from First Lady Michelle Obama that morning.
In October 2009, Development Director Brigitte Pribnow Moore dedicated her Halloween party to YPT. Ghouls, goblins, and other creatures converged to consume carrot fingers and blood-red cocktails while "trick or treat-ing" for their favorite theater.
On February 27, 2009, the Embassy of Finland hosted a fundraiser for YPT which featured entertainment by YPT board member Bryan Greene’s band, Suspicious Package. The “Cool Finlandia” event introduced over 120 guests to YPT, while they dined on traditional Finnish food and cocktails in Finland’s eco-friendly ultra-modern embassy. Meanwhile, Bryan Greene and Suspicious Package served up an eclectic mix of rock music, from Radiohead to The Rolling Stones.