Do you know a young person with an interest in creative writing and a story to tell? The Digital Playwriting Program at Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) is a virtual, live-taught program for students interested in playwriting. Virtual classes for each school level (elementary, middle, and high) take place bi-weekly for six weeks with a YPT teaching artist on Zoom. Students will be able to craft their own play while supporting their fellow students in writing through constructive feedback and peer review.
Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule: February 22 – April 1, 2021
Elementary School students (Grades 3 – 5)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15pm
Middle School students (Grades 6 – 8)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:15pm
High School students (Grades 9 – 12)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5pm
Tuition for the 12-workshop series is $30, and KidFriendly DC readers can take 50% off with code ypt-kf50.
YPT is committed to making our programs accessible to everyone; to learn more about tuition assistance or for more information about this program, please contact our Programs Team at [email protected].
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Calling Rising 10th and 11th Graders : Apply to SAFER (Students Advocating for the Eradication of Racism)!
Applications are now open for YPT’s new after-school program for high school youth to expand the possibilities of storytelling and performance.
SAFER (Students Advocating For the Eradication of Racism) is a social advocacy and arts education program for 10th and 11th-grade students living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area who are committed to promoting racial justice in their communities through their collective creativity. Over the course of a school year, students will learn and practice the skills required to organize and galvanize their communities and will showcase those skills through a theatrical performance event.
All applications and letters of recommendation are due June 11, 2021. If selected, interviews will be held virtually the week of June 28.
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About Young Playwrights’ Theater
Young Playwrights’ Theater is an award-winning arts education organization and theater company in Washington, DC. YPT inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices through high-quality arts education programming and productions. Learn more at yptdc.org.