The Newsletter of Young Playwrights' Theater
Issue: #131
November 2017
Hello, YPT family. Learn more about ways to support YPT this holiday season! Meet Promising Playwright Isaiah and get the scoop on our students' experience meeting Tina Fey!

This season, help build a brighter future with YPT. 

By teaching foundational skills in literacy as tools to strengthen creativity and self-expression, Young Playwrights' Theater (YPT)  provides a platform for young people to put their dreams down on paper, to imagine themselves in others' shoes and to take  ownership of  their educations, their choices and their futures.

Providing our young people with a diverse toolbox of reading, writing and storytelling skills is vital. W hen a young person learns the power of their voice, they can take ownership of their education, their choices and their futures. This is what YPT builds: a  lifelong foundation of learning, creativity and imagination for young people to succeed and thrive.
Every donor who gives to YPT provides an essential tool for our work here. And we cannot continue without you.

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Together, we can build a brighter future for our students, our city and our nation. 

News and Notes

#GivingTuesday is around the corner!

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known as #GivingTuesday, a time for communities to dedicate 24 hours completely to giving and supporting non-profit organizations like YPT. You can support YPT by visiting our Catalogue for Philanthropy #GivingTuesday page and donating on November 28!

Learn more about our #GivingTuesday goal.

Young Playwrights saw two amazing shows so far!

After a wonderful workshop with theatre designer and playwright Deb Sivigny, Young Playwrights' Guild members attended The Welders' performance of Sivigny's play Hello, My Name Is at Rhizome DC. There, they saw how intricate set design helped shape the story and theater experience.

YPT students also got to see a preview performance of National Theatre's production of Meangirls.  Before the show, they talked with show creators Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin and Tina Fey!

Thank you to The Welders and the National Theatre for these wonderful opportunities.

Award-winning Egyptian Artist/Actvist John Milad Gad led a theatre and social justice workshop with YPT!

Legacy International Fellow John Milad Gad faciliated an insightful workshop that uses theatre and movement to explore issues of social justice with friends of YPT, Washington Parks and People and other members of the community. Together we investigated how art can help 
individuals alleviate systemic and institional oppression within
their communities.

Did you read our latest Annual Report?

YPT has achieved so much in the last fiscal year (July 2016 to June 2017). Take a look at the official report, featuring information on our events and programs, our accomplishments, partnerships and more!

The YPT office will be closed
Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.
We hope you enjoy Thanksgiving, and we wish all of those traveling safe travels!

Promising Playwright
Isaiah Williams

This month, YPT chatted with Ron Brown College Preparatory High School student and writer Isaiah!

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