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

About New Play Festival

The New Play Festival

The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices that YPT presented from 2007 to 2018.

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, dramaturgs and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater. 

YPT is proud to honor the bold, authentic and bright new voices of young writers. Take a look and learn about our last production of The New Play Festival in 2018 below.

Past New Play Festivals

Past New Play Festivals

To see photos, video and information on past New Play Festivals, follow the links below.


To view production history prior to 2007, click here.