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YPT News from 2007 and Before

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On The Rise  
from The Washington Post, May 29, 2007
Students from YPT’s afterschool program at Kelly Miller Middle school are featured in the Kidspost for their original play. [filetype:PDF]
 A Creative Teenager Mourned, Celebrated
from The Washington Post, May 22, 2007

The May New Writers Now! staged reading was a tribute to Edwin Ventura, a student at Bell Multicultural High School who tragically lost his life in April of 2007. Article by Elissa Silverman [filetype: pdf]
The Next Generation of Playwrights  
from The Washington Examiner, May 7, 2007
The Washington Examiner lauds YPT’s Express Tour as "the future of American the American Stage." [filetype:PDF]
Where do we go from here?  
from the magazine American Theatre, April 2007

Founding Artistic Director, Karen Zacarias, joins a panel of leading playwrights to discuss the future of the theatre. [filetype:Word doc]
African Roots/Latino Soul
from The Washington Post, October 4, 2006

An article about the play of the same name, co-produced in Fall of 2006 by YPT and Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater.

A Fabulous Gamble
from the Washington Theater Review, Fall 2005
An overview of all that is YPT. Article by Daryl Davis [filetype: pdf]
Karen Zacarias: A Writer’s Tightrope
from American Theatre Magazine, January 2006
"She’s in the family business but goes about it her own way." Article and interview by Caridad Svich. [filetype: word doc]
Finding Unity in Words
from The Washington Post, June 23, 2005
"Student playwrights celebrate heritage through drama." Article by Lindsay Ryan. [filetype: word doc]
What a genius - "Einstein is a Dummy"
In November of 2005 a new musical at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta takes a fun look at the Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein. [filetype: pdf]
For Zacarias - Chicago’s Goodman is a ’Desert’ Oasis
from The Washington Post, January 25, 2005
YPT Founder, Karen Zacarias’s play "The Sins of Sor Juana" opened at the renowned Goodman Theatre in Chicago. [filetype: word doc]