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

The 2005 - 2006 Season

  • Retratos: Portraits of Our World
  • New Play Festival 2006
  • Youth or Dare Tour


The 2005 - 2006 Season

Retratos: Portraits of Our World

Presented with the Smithsonian Institution’s Discover Theater and the National Portrait Gallery

By Karen Zacarias and dozens of D.C.P.S elementary, middle and high school students


          Discovery Theater


          Roberta Gasbarre

New Play Festival 2006


When Life Turns Its Back

By Nebiat Fekade



By Armando Olivarez

Need or Want

By Samrawit Fikru

The Many Faces

By Janae Monroe


Learning to Say Goodbye

By Berta Gonzalez

Read the Letter

By Tai Ngo

David Snider
Patrick Torres


Ryan Christie
James Garland
Niki Jacobson
Wendy Nogales
Karen Novak
Catherine Peoples
Alex Perez
Marlon Russ 

Youth or Dare Tour


Once Upon a Time in China

by Joel Sanchez

Chicas y Gringas

By Laila Parada-Worby

True Friends

By Clare Rock

The Enemy Attacks!

By Julia Winkler

Flashback Over Life

By Desmond Wright

Going to See Zion

By the Residents of Oak Hill Juvenile Detention Center


Ryan Christie
Brianne Cobuzzi
Suzanne Edgar
Ricardo Evans
Wendy Nogales
Alex Perez
Marion Anthony Russ


Vera Katz
Hugo Medrano
Jennifer Nelson
Black Robison
Eric Ruffin
Jerry Whiddon