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New Writers Now! 2007-2008

New Writers Now! 2007-2008 Season

For the second season, YPT produced three New Writers Now! performances at Woolly Mammoth Theatre and held one performance at YPT’s headquarters in the new Young Playwrights’ Workshop space.

New Writers Now! September 24, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007
7:00 PM
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street, NW
Washington, DC
A Footprint in the Snow
By The Students of YPT’s Summer Dramatics Program
Student Writers/Actors         
Stephany Baez
Wilber Blanco
Ana Maria Garcia
Anita Guzeh
Kristen James
Odessa Lewis
Charles Misher
Christian Moreno
Joanna Pierre
India Stevens
Guided and Directed by:
Patrick Crowley
with assistance from
Nicole Jost

New Writers Now!

Monday, November 26

YPT’s reading series returns Monday, November 26th, at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. 
7:00 PM
Admission is FREE

641 D Street NW
Washington DC, 20004
 This continuing series is a great opportunity to hear fresh student works read by professional actors. Student playwrights will be on hand to answer questions about the process and their experience with YPT.

Featured Plays:

When Dreams Sleep

by Julius Johnson


A Mother’s Love for A Lost Boy

by Benjamin Ventura


I Rise

by students in YPT’s After School Program at Kelly Miller Middle School.

I Rise
was featured in a Washington Post Article this past Spring. To read more about I Rise

click here.


New Writers Now!

7:00 PM
Monday, January 28, 2008

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

641 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Admission is FREE


This month in New Writers Now! we explore companionship through the following plays:

  • A heartsick man tries to convince his wife to stay, in an untitled new play by Wenda Thompson

  • A young girl deals with her confusing mix of emotions towards “Stinky Brian” in
    Love WHAT!? NO!? Me a 10 Year old?! What? Uh-oh!! by Mayra Rivera

  • In a fairy tale world, a lonely dog runs from a witch and finds a friend in The True Power of Friendship by Jane Stirling


New Writers Now!

May 5, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2009
7:00 PM
2437 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009


A Performance by the Resident Acting Company of
Young Playwrights' Workshop

Mercedes Gramajo
Anita Guzeh
Michelle Luechinger

Plays by the students in the Playwriting Program of
Young Playwrights' Workshop


By Qi Ling Li


By Yessica Bonilla


Ryan Christie
Franklin Dam
Fatima Quander
Alex Perez

New Writers Now! Photo Album

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