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

The 2003 - 2004 Season

  • Lil’ Red in Da Hood
  • Youth or Dare Tour
  • Youth Ink: The Power of Playwriting

The 2003 - 2004 Season

Lil’ Red in Da Hood


A Communitywrites! Production


          Karen Abromaitis


Michael Bobbitt
Thembi Duncan
Anthony Gallagher
Kelly Gardner
Yuhana Gedy
Kebrom Johannes
Maurice Olden
Jasmyn Smith
Dawn Ursula


Carnegie Institute of Washington
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage


Youth or Dare Tour



The Human Cannonball

By Yesenia Nunez, Filmore Arts Center and Wilson High School

New in Town

By Cherise Alexander, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School


By Nicole Hawkins, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

Li’l Red in Da Hood

By YPT Community Writes! Yuana Gidey, Mishell Hernandez, Kebrom Yohannes, Jessica Guzman, Jasmyn Smith


By Monet Belle, Cardozo Senior High School

Lazy Eye

By Carlos Ticas, Bell Multicultural High School

Maria, Like Art

By Rebecca Heimlich, Courtesy of Philadelphia Young Playwrights


Karen Abromaitis
Tom W Jones II
Abel Lopez
Tom Prewitt
Molly Smith
Janet Stanford 


Diane Cooper-Gould
Franklin Dam
Saskia de Vries
Ricardo Frederick Evans
Anthony Gallagher
Kelly Gardner
Mildred Langford
Jiehae Park
Jefferson A Russell

Youth Ink: The Power of Playwriting


March 29, 2004
In Collaboration with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
At the Kennedy Center Film Theater
Hatman and Skull Cap
By Rahman A. Turner, Hine Junior High School
The Importance
By Nadia Khalili, Wilson Senior High School
Internal Bleeding
By Melvin Siliezar, Bell Multicultural High School
The Lonely Freshman
By Emma Lance, Fillmore Art Center
My Crazy Cousin
By Bryant Johnson, Cardozo Senior High School
By Alexander Neuscheler, School Without Walls
Secret Love and Unpopular Culture
By Rahima Woshe, Bell Multicultural High School
By Clare Rock, Fillmore Art Center