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New Play Festival 2008

New Play Festival 2008

Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Washington DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Admission is FREE
Join us for a celebration of new work created by the students in YPT’s In-School Playwriting Program. This season YPT worked with students at Bell Multicultural High School, Wilson High School, MacFarland Middle School and Fillmore Arts Center, resulting in the creation of over 175 new plays. The six plays to be performed in the festival reflect the variety and depth of voices found at all levels of learning in our diverse community. We hope you will join us as we honor and celebrate the incredible work of these young people.  

  • Keepin’ Outta’ Trouble, by Pete Hall
  • A Chocolate Coated Adventure, by Sophie ReVeal
  • The Black Sheep, by Gerson Blanco
  • Puzzle, by Engedasew Menkir
  • Destiny, by Qi Ling Li
  • Terminated, by Nicole Cacozza 


Leadership support of the In-School Playwriting Program is provided by the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs and Target. With major support also provided by the Community Foundation, the Global Fund for Children, the Zickler Family Foundation, and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC.

New Play Festival 2008 Photo Albums

Photo Albums for the 2008 New Play Festival are available here. There are separate albums for each play as well as for pictures from the rehearsal.

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2008 New Play Festival Videos

Watch video from YPT’s 2008 New Play Festival. 

Interview with Engedasew Menkir, Playwright of Puzzle. 


Interview with Sophie ReVeal, Playwright of A Chocolate Coated Adventure


Opening statements by David Andrew Snider, Producing Artistic Director and CEO of YPT