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

2007 - 08 Performance Season

  • New Writers Now! September 24, 2007
  • New Writers Now! November 26, 2007
  • The Nation of Immigrants Project
  • New Writers Now! January 28, 2008
  • The New Play Festival
  • The 2008 Express Tour
  • New Writers Now! May 4, 2008


The 2007 - 2008 Season


New Writers Now!

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         

Stephen 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, 2007
7:00 PM

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street, NW
Washington, DC


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


Ryan Christie
Ricardo Evans
James Johnson
Marian Licha
Fatima Quander
Manolo Santalla


 The Nation of Immigrants Project

December 17-19, 2007
7:30 PM

GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC

By Patrick Crowley
Directed by Kamilah Forbes


Maria                   Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey
Ernesto              Andres Talero
Esmerelda         Eva Salvetti
Kevin                  Michael Grew
Uncle Bill           John Dow
Juan Pablo        Alex Perez

Stage Manager     Elish Healy


 New Writers Now!

Monday, January 28, 2008
7:00 PM

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street, NW
Washington, DC


The True Power of Friendship

By Jane Stirling

Let Me Go

By Wenda Thompson

Love WHAT!? NO!? Me a 10 Year old?! What? Uh-oh!!

By Mayra Rivera


Ryan Christie
Michael Grew
Wendy Nogales
Alex Perez
Fatima Quander

The New Play Festival

Friday, March 14th, 2008
7:30 PM

District of Columbia Jewish Community Center


A Chocolate Coated Adventure

By Sophie Reveal, Fillmore Arts Center
Dramaturg: Elizabeth Andrews

The Black Sheep

By Gerson Blanco, MacFarland Middle School
Dramaturg: Jennifer Thalman Kepler


By Engedasew Menkir, Bell Multicultural High School
Dramaturg: Jacqueline Lawton


By Qi Ling Li, Bell Multilcultural High School
Dramaturg: Miriam Gonzales


By Nicole Cacozza, Wilson High School
Dramaturg: Patrick Torres

Keepin’ Outta’ Trouble

By Pete Hall, Bell Multicultural High School
Dramaturg: Patrick Crowley


Ryan Christie
Cyana Cook
Michael Grew
Cesar Guadamuz
Terah Jackson
Wendy Nogales
Karen Novack
Andres Talero
Anastasia Wilson

 The 2008 Express Tour

April - May 2008


The True Power of Friendship

By Jane Stirling, Fillmore Arts Center
Directed by David Andrew Snider

The Truth Behind the Hare vs. the Tortoise

By Sandra Villegas, Bell Multicultural High School
Directed by Shirley Serotskey

Love WHAT!? NO!? Me a 10 Year old?! What? Uh-oh!!

By Mayra Rivera, Bell Multicultural High School
Directed by Shirley Serotsky


Suzanne Edgar
Ricardo Evans
Sonia Justl
Wendy Nogales
Karen Novack
Fernando Romero

Stage Manager           Oliver Hinson
Set Designer               Daniel Pinha
Technical Director       Brenden McDougal
Sound Designer          Roni Lancaster
Costume Designer     Deb Sivigny

Assistant Director       Brigitte Pribnow
Production Assistant  Dana Edwards

New Writers Now!

Monday, May 4, 2008
7:00 PM

2437 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Sharing from Young Playwrights’ Workshop

Resident Company

Mercedes Gramajo
Anita Guzeh
Michelle Luechinger

Taught by David Andrew Snider
With assistance from Brigitte Pribnow and Dana Edwards


Fat Babies
Stop, Police, What
The Secret Dream
Why, Stop, Gosh
#%*!, What Dad
All Alone
Bad Boys
Really, Hi, Dance

Resident Playwrights

Yessica Bonilla
Qi Ling Li
Karen Majano
Engedasew Menkir
Mayra Salvador
James Proctor
Li Zheng
Yung Zheng



By Qi Ling Li


By Yessica Bonilla


Ryan Christie
Franklin Dam
Fatima Quander
Alex Perez