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Now Accepting Applications for Young Playwrights' Workshop

WHAT: YPT is now accepting applications for our Fall 2009 Young Playwrights’ Workshop.  Students in grades 8-12 may apply to be a part of a select group of artists working as an ensemble at YPT’s headquarters during after school time.

3:30 – 6:00     Tuesdays          Acting
3:30 – 6:00     Wednesdays     Playwriting 
3:30 – 6:00     Thursdays         Theater as a Profession
Workshops will begin September 22 and run every week through December 10 (except November 24, 25.) Students may elect to participate in the acting class, or playwriting class, or both, but will also be expected to attend performances and professional sessions on most Thursdays and/or occasional Mondays. Full list of dates TBD.
Young Playwrights’ Theater   
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th Street NW  
Washington, DC 20009 
(Students will also travel with YPT to other  theaters throughout Washington.)     
WHO:  Students who are currently enrolled in DC schools in grades 8-12 may apply.
HOW: New students must submit the attached application along with a sample of their writing (preferably a short scene or monologue) by SEPTEMBER 11, 2009.  Applications may be submitted via e-mail to or in person to YPT’s offices.  Select interviews will be held on SEPTEMBER 15, 16 and 17, 2009. 
COMMITMENT: We value your commitment to the creative process and collaborative work.  Selected students will be asked to sign a contract along with their parents or guardians.  Students will receive a stipend at the end of the 12 week process, dependent on their active participation and attendance. Students who participate in both the acting and playwriting groups can receive a maximum stipend of $300. Those who participate in one group can receive a maximum of $200.
QUESTIONS?: Contact Young Playwrights’ Theater at 202-387-9173 or write to



Click here to download a printable flier for the Young Playwrights’ Workshop.




Click here to download an Application for the Fall 2009 session of the Young Playwrights’ Workshop.