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

About Writers at Play

An award-winning arts education company with nationally recognized curriculum, YPT is dedicated to continuing to support young people, educators, and families through virtual learning opportunities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We spent the summer outfitting the program space in our headquarters as a working video production studio to develop engaging instructional videos for virtual instruction. In Writers at Play, this new video series is paired with our signature playwriting resources and a newly developed teacher guide to help activate creativity and learning in virtual classrooms.

Built on YPT’s award-winning In-School Playwriting Program, Writers at Play features 8 high-quality instructional videos delivered over 12 guided workshops. Writers at Play will engage 3rd to 12th-grade learners as they realize the power of their own voices and write their own original plays. To increase access to Writers at Play, YPT is launching our new curriculum on the learning management platform, Thinkific, an easy-to-use online portal that includes a video player, downloadable resources, and more.

For educators and families who want to deliver our Writers at Play curriculum directly to their young people, YPT has created a synchronous course, complete with a teacher guide and student resource list. For educators who want to engage students in creative storytelling during independent learning time, we are launching an asynchronous version where students work independently in a private course module for your classroom. We crafted age-specific courses for Elementary (Grades 3-5), Middle (Grades 6-8), and High School learners (Grades 9-12), to ensure the curriculum fits the needs of any school professional, educator, caregiver, or individual student.