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Young Playwrights' in Progress

Young Playwrights in Progress

Introducing our 2020-21 Young Playwrights in Progress

 

Over the course of the next few months, these playwrights will be workshopping original, full-length plays with YPT. Playwrights will meet virtually with YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris in workshop sessions for their scripts and will present their plays publicly in two virtual readings in February and May 2021. Playwrights will complete the program in May 2021 with carefully developed scripts that they will take with them as they continue their journey as playwrights. 

 

Savannah Miller (she/hers)
The House

Learn more about Savannah!

Adanna Paul (she/hers)
Matayanda

Learn more about Adanna!

 

2020-21 YPIP Schedule of Events

Monthly Script Advising
September 2020 - May 2021: Monthly script advising meetings with YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris. These 90-minute meetings involve extensive feedback on new writing, as well as support in script elements (i.e. plot, character development, dramatic structure, etc.); they may take place via video-conferencing or in-person if circumstances allow. Writing and reading assignments to be given at the end of each script advising meeting to be completed by the next session.

Public Readings

At stages of the process, YPT will present the work of YPIP playwrights through a series of staged readings. These readings are free to the public with a reserved online ticket. If circumstances don’t allow for these readings to take place in-person at YPT's studio (6925 Willow Street, NW, Suite LL-230, Washington, DC 20012), they will be hosted on a live, online platform.

Phase One

The House by Savannah Miller
February 1, 2021, at 7pm

Platform, TBA

Matayanda by Adanna Paul
February 2, 2021, at 7pm

Platform, TBA

Phase Two

The House by Savannah Miller
May 3, 2021, at 7pm

Platform, TBA

Matayanda by Adanna Paul
May 4, 2021, at 7pm

Platform, TBA