Young Playwrights' Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.

Silence is Violence The Future of the Field

Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) Presents
Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field

A Devised Web Series Directed by YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris
In Partnership with Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts

Premiering March 26, 2021

Through a three-part web series, Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field addresses how the oppression of Black artists shows up in artistic spaces through the complacency of allies and the complicity of fellow Black artists, and explores how young Black artists can usher in a new woodwork when there is no "seat at the table."

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About YPT Performances

About YPT Performances


Throughout the year, Young Playwrights' Theater (YPT) stages several performances and events showcasing the writing of young writers from all over the DC, Maryland and Virginia area as well as local and regional artists. With professional actors, directors and production crew, YPT elevates the youth voices and brings their stories to life.

Other Performances

Other notable performances and events have included:

Silence is Violence

Three Cheers to Grace

The New Play Festival

Other special projects and collaborations