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YPT Goes Digital


YPT Goes Digital

Playwriting Workshops Online for Students, Families and Teachers

YPT’s Digital Playwriting Programs for Young People After School

Bi-Weekly Virtual Playwriting Classes After School

Bring a YPT Teaching Artist’s live instruction directly to your home through our Digital Playwriting Program. Online courses take place bi-weekly on Zoom across six weeks. Students will each craft their own play and support each other’s learning through peer review. Students complete assignments weekly and receive direct feedback from a YPT Teaching Artist.

The Spring 2021 Digital Playwriting Program will take place bi-weekly starting the week of February 22, 2021.

Elementary School students (Grades 3 - 5)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30pm to 4:15pm EST | Enroll Today

Middle School students (Grades 6 - 8)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30pm to 4:15pm EST | Enroll Today

High School students (Grades 9 - 12)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 - 5:00pm EST | Enroll Today

YPT is committed to making our programs accessible to everyone. Tuition for the 12-workshop series is $30. To learn more about tuition assistance or more information about this program, please contact our Programs Team at

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Writers at Play - Our Virtual Playwriting Learning Platform

Bring YPT’s award-winning In-School Playwriting curricula to your virtual classroom!

Are you a teacher looking for an interesting and unique approach to writing and literacy, or a parent looking for ways to enhance your child’s school day instruction at home? Writers at Play is a 12-workshop program based on our In-School Playwriting Program that includes a series of instructional videos and digital materials for students to learn the process of creating an original play from idea to page. Supplemental live instruction by YPT teaching artists over video conferencing can also be added to support the needs of your classroom.

For more information, please contact our Programs Team at

Learn more about Writers at Play!

The In-School Playwriting Program is now available virtually!

This Spring, YPT's award-winning playwriting program will return to classrooms through virtual instruction with a YPT Teaching Artist. Please contact our Programs Team at for more information.

The Playwrights' Lab - Playwriting Workshops for Adult Writers

The Playwrights' Lab - Introduction to Playwriting is a virtual playwriting workshop for adult writers interested in learning and practicing the art of playwriting. In collaboration with The Welders, a playwrights' collective and theatre company in Washington, DC, this weekly workshop will be an introduction to playwriting, story structure, character and plot development, and best practices in the craft. 


The Playwrights' Lab: Exploring Style and Form is the perfect follow-up to Introduction to Playwriting. Through writing original pieces, practicing exercises, and reviewing the work of their peers, playwrights will address dramatic writing style, form, and best practices in the craft.

Registration for the Spring 2021 The Playwrights' Lab is coming soon. Join our mailing list to stay updated on upcoming programs and events.

Digital Content for Young People, Schools, and Families

Access Free Downloadable Playwriting Mini-Lessons

Looking for writing-centered activities and exercises to share your voice or to support specific lessons in your classroom? YPT will soon have visual mini-lessons available for download for any young person interested in playwriting.

Please contact our Programs Team at for more information.

About our Distance Learning Opportunities

In this challenging time, YPT is centering and uplifting our young people by teaching the art of storytelling through distance learning. Whether you are a teacher seeking to supplement your digital curriculum, a parent looking for opportunities for your child to learn remotely, a young person with a passion for writing, or an adult looking to explore playwriting for the first time, YPT’s new digital programs utilize the art of storytelling as a form of creative self-expression and a way to strengthen literacy and writing skills.