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YPT at 25! Events in 2019-2020!



PGCC Young Playwrights’ Showcase

A presentation of original plays by PGCC’s own student playwrights

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 7pm
The Center for Performing Arts at Prince George’s Community College

Black Box Theater

FREE | Reserve Seats Now!

The illustrious Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) has partnered with Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) to offer a course on playwriting to PGCC performing arts students! This is the first partnership of its kind in which students can explore dramatic writing at PGCC. 

Join YPT and PGCC for a celebration of the students’ hard work: a staged reading of the students’ original plays. Featuring professional actors and directed by YPT Program Director Jared Shamberger, plays exploring coming of age and lessons of love, friendship and life will fill the new Black Box Theater at the Center for Performing Arts.

 For more information about PGCC’s new Center for Performing Arts, please visit

This partnership is made possible by the generous support of the
Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council.


YPT 25th Anniversary Celebration

April 27, 2020
Arena Stage Kogod Cradle

Celebrate 25 years of Young Playwrights' Theater! Join alumni, artists, audience members, friends and family for a delightful evening of fun, connection, remembrance and visioning as we salute the legacy of Young Playwrights' Theater and dream together about the next 25 years.


Past Events

Play in Development: Rewrite by Tyrese Rowe

Rewrite (formerly No Hood Story) captures the inner world and outer life challenges of a young man coming of age in Washington, DC. Since summer 2019, Duke Ellington School of the Arts alumnus Tyrese Rowe has been crafting this memoir piece with the guidance of YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris. This fall, Tyrese's play was presented in a public reading in which audience members got to meet the playwright and offer feedback!

Workshop Reading at the 18th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival
Monday, September 2, at 10:30am
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Family Theater

In YPT’s second year at the Annual Page-to-Stage Festival presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, YPT presents the first public reading of Rewrite (formerly No Hood Story)

See highlights from the Kennedy Center staged reading!

Return to the 25th Anniversary Home Page for more information.