The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices.
Each year Young Playwrights’ Theater produces a festival of plays from a diverse group of YPT students who have participated in the In-School Playwriting Program in celebration of these students' hard work and dedication to the craft of playwriting.
Professional actors, dramaturges and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater.
YPT is proud to honor the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers.
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By iCD Productions
In the spring of 2014, documentary filmmakers at Corcoran College of Art + Design produced a short film on one of our 2014 New Play Festival Featured Playwrights, Helen Villegas.
Helen, a student at Bell Multicultural High School, had written a stirring play called It's My Life, in My Own Words I Guess... that our company performed on Night Three of the New Play Festival. The film premiered shortly thereafter!
We are incredibly proud of Helen and excited to share her work in this way. Without further ado, we present "It's My Life, in My Own Words I Guess..." - the documentary of Helen Villegas!
Special thanks to Benjamin Katz and the iCD Productions team for creating this beautiful film.