The Newsletter of Young Playwrights' Theater
Issue: # 129
September 2017
Hello, YPT family. September started off with a bang! A successful Silence Is Violence: LGBTQ+ You, plus new partnerships and opportunities!

Young Playwrights' Workshop Begins!

Wednesday, October 4, at 4:15pm
Young Playwrights' Theater
2437 15th Street, NW
3rd Floor

The Young Playwrights' Workshop is YPT's award-winning student theater ensemble. Members work together to create, develop, rehearse and perform an original play. A professional teaching artist helps the ensemble develop a foundation of theater skills including improvisation, stage combat, clowning, solo performance and playwriting.  Each year, the Workshop concludes with 
a student  performance open to the public!

Young people currently in the 8th grade and up are eligible to enroll. If you are a young person interested in writing, drama, performance and fun, come to the first Young Playwrights' Workshop session on  Wednesday, October 4, at 4:15 pm to join. This program is FREE!

News and Notes

Silence Is Violence: LGBTQ+ You was amazing!

YPT would like to thank everyone who attended and all of the artists, actors and staff involved in making
Silence Is Violence: LGBTQ+ You a success. Together, we celebrated the voices of LGBTQ+ youth and adult writers and artists, with performances by Asha "Boomclak" Santee, j. scales, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and Xemiyulu Manibusan, appearances by Rayceen Pendarvis and Scott 
Whalen (Lil' Dragover) and visual art by local and regional artists.

YPT welcomes Claudia Rosales Waters to the team.

Claudia joins the YPT team as its Program Associate and will be assisting the Program Director in managing YPT's arts education programs. Claudia has been a teaching artist for ten years in classrooms across Atlanta, New York and Washington D.C. She achieved her Master of Fine Arts in Performance degree from the University of Maryland in 2013. Claudia is an accomplished playwright and performer, specializing in physical theater, devising new works and stage combat. She is exploring teaching mindfulness through theater, as well as developing training for teachers and schools hoping to bring the practice 
into their community. Welcome, Claudia!

Introducing our new office intern Paul!

YPT is excited to have Paul intern with us! Now a senior at School Without Walls, Paul has been involved with YPT since 2011. As a 2011 New Play Festival featured playwright he wrote the play Money, Money, Money and since has been a part of the Student Advisory Council (now named the Young Playwrights' Guild ), writing and performing collaborative works with YPT! We're glad Paul chose to learn more about the performing arts and arts education through a fun internship experience with YPT!

Introducing the 2017-18 Young Playwrights' Guild

Last week, YPT kicked off the  2017-18 Young Playwrights' Guild  (formerly the Student Advisory Council ) with a visit from Deb Sivigny, a designer and playwright with The Welders, a playwrights collective based in Washington, DC. The artist visit is the first of many as part of a growing partnership with local theaters and 
performing arts organizations to give our students more 
opportunities to engage with the arts! Learn more on our blog!

YPT is hiring!

YPT seeks a Communications Intern to join its team! The Communications Intern position will be open until filled! 

New on the Theater Educates Blog!
YPT theater partnerships expose YPT participants to local theater and more! 

YPT expands partnerships with local theaters and arts organizations for its out-of-school time programs! 

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2437 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-9173

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