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

Emma Wesslund

Development Manager

Born right here in Washington, DC and raised in Louisville, KY, Emma (she/her/hers) has always been passionate about the performing arts. Prior to joining YPT, Emma was the Institutional Fundraising Coordinator at Shakespeare Theatre Company, where she started as the Development Fellow. A graduate of Indiana University, she holds a B.A. in Theatre and Political Science as well as a Certificate in Arts Management. In July 2018, Emma's love for new works led her to produce Three Muses Theatre's staging of God is Dead and April's Getting Married by A. A. Brenner at the Capital Fringe Festival. In her spare time, Emma practices yoga, does her best to complete New York Times crossword puzzles and tries to experience as much of DC's vibrant arts scene as possible.