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



Inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s traveling art exhibit Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits, YPT’s Retratos was commissioned by the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater. 

More than 60 students from Bancroft Elementary, Oyster Elementary and Lincoln Middle school created stories, dialogues and monologues in response to the exhibit’s paintings. Students were invited to imagine the lives of those in the portraits. 

The resulting play, compiled by Karen Zacarias was a celebration of Hispanic history and culture, performed in October 2005.


Retratos Photo Album

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