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YPT Goes Digital


YPT Goes Digital

Playwriting Workshops Online for Students, Families and Teachers

Writers at Play - Our Virtual In-School Playwriting Program

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!

YPT’s Digital Playwriting Programs for Young People After School

Bi-Weekly Virtual Playwriting Classes

Bring a YPT Teaching Artist’s live instruction directly to your home through our Digital Playwriting Program. Online courses take place twice weekly through video conferencing 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 Fall 2020 Digital Playwriting Program will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, from September 28 to November 4, 2020.

Elementary School students (Grades 3 - 5)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30pm to 4:00pm.

Middle School students (Grades 6 - 8)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00pm to 3:30pm.

High School students (Grades 9 - 12)
Coming soon. Join our mailing list for updates.

YPT is committed to making our programs accessible to everyone. Tuition for the 12-workshop series is priced at four levels ($20, $10, $5, and $0) to accommodate parents' and students' needs.  

For more information, please contact our Programs Team at

Registration for the Spring 2021 Digital Playwriting Program is coming soon. Join our mailing list to stay updated on upcoming programs and events.

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. 

Introduction to Playwriting currently takes place once a week on Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, from September 29 to November 17, 2020. 

Register now through October 6, 2020!


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.

Exploring Style and Form workshop is coming soon. Join our mailing list to stay updated on upcoming programs and events.

Registration for all The Playwrights’ Lab workshops is $300 and tuition assistance is available. For more information, please contact our Programs Team at

Registration will open for The Playwrights' Lab Spring 2021 courses later this year. 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.