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New Play Festival 2007

New Play Festival 2007

On February 12, 2007 YPT’s New Play Festival was held at GALA Hispanic Theatre:

Washington pundits and politicians have a lot to say about:

the war in Iraq
drug use
teenage pregnancy
women’s rights

So do Washington’s Young Playwrights.  In the 2006-2007 YPT worked with the entire 11th grade of Bell Multicultural High School, resulting in the creation of over 130 new plays.

The six plays performed in the festival address some of the biggest issues of our time with boldness and creativity.  They reflect the variety and depth of voices found in a diverse city:

  • You Don’t Know What You Got Until It’s Gone  by Estrella Lopez 
  • Of Friends and Potheads by Lyndsey Newsome
  • What Goes Around Comes Around by Francisco Garcia
  • Life is Full of Struggles by Bezawit Mamo
  • Impasse  by Kyle Sumner
  • Life Choice by Ingrid Contreras