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

Throughout the year, Young

Throughout the year, Young Playwrights' Theater (YPT) stages several performances and events showcasing the writing of young writers from all over the DC, Maryland and Virginia area as well as local and regional artists. With professional actors, directors and production crew, YPT elevates the youth voices and brings their stories to life. 

Up Next!

Young Playwrights' Theater Presents...
Silence Is Violence: Whose Earth is This?
March 5, 2018 at 7pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center

An original performance addressing the environmental issues our local, national and global communities face.

Tickets on Sale: April 5, 2018



2018 New Play Festival
May 7, 14 & 21, 2018


An annual celebration of the work of the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers!

Tickets on Sale: March 7, 2018

Learn more about New Play Festival.



Young Playwrights' Workshop Presents...
June 2018 at 7pm
Anacostia Playhouse

The students of Young Playwrights' Workshop write and perform their own dramatic work that brings their stories to the forefront!

Tickets on Sale: May 2018



Past Events:

Young Playwrights' Theater Presents...
Silence Is Violence: LGBTQ+ You
With a Special Appearance by Rayceen Pendarvis
September 11, 2017 at 7pm

Blind Whino SW Arts Club

A mixed arts experience celebrating the spirit and perseverance of DC area LGBTQ+ youth and adults through their words, music, visual art, performance and fellowship. 

Learn more about Silence Is Violence.