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2015 New Play Festival

2015 New Play Festival 

A celebration of bold new voices

Monday, April 20, 2015, at 7pm
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 7pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 7pm
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010


Join us as we celebrate and honor new work created by students in YPT’s In-School Playwriting Program. Out of more than 900 eligible plays, these 15 playwrights distinguished themselves with their imaginative and compelling scripts.

On April 20, join us for a family-friendly evening of five whimsical new plays from our elementary school students, featuring tigers and mice, the Sun and the Bacon's Revenge! On April 21, celebrate creative expression with five plays by elementary and middle school playwrights. On April 22, the New Play Festival concludes with a night of middle and high school plays about family, time travel and one very mad scientist!

Stay tuned for more information on the 2015 New Play Festival - coming soon!


Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support also provided by the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA),  the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, the Harman Family Foundation, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development - New Communities Initiative, Wells Fargo, the Washington Post Company and Acumen Solutions.

Official media sponsor: WAMU 88.5 FM