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2012 New Play Festival

New Play Festival 2012! Student playwrights. Professional actors. Bold new voices.

2012 New Play Festival
A celebration of bold new voices

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:30pm

GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

Join us as we celebrate and honor new work created by students in YPT’s In-School Playwriting Program. Out of more than 800 eligible students, these 12 playwrights distinguished themselves with their imaginative and compelling scripts.

On April 23, join us for a family-friendly evening of whimsical and hilarious new plays appropriate for all audiences, exploring a wide range of stories — from talking library books to a wacky science experiment gone wrong.

On April 24, some of our older students present daring new works with topics that range from a recent war veteran’s struggle to overcome his own fear to a young woman’s battle with serious illness. **Plays on April 24 may not be appropriate for children under age thirteen.**

For more information, call 202-387-9173

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Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support also provided by the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA),  the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, Wells Fargo, Verizon and PNC Bank.


WAMU 88.5 is the official radio station of the New Play Festival.
ABC7-WJLA-TV is the official television station of the New Play Festival.


Community Sponsorship of the New Play Festival is provided by Bisnow, Flippin’ Pizza, RedRocks Pizzeria, KPMG and Meridian Hill Pictures.