June 30, 2020, at 11:59 pm EST: Deadline for playwright submissions
August 7, 2020: Playwrights notified
August 2020 (Date and time TBD): A virtual meeting with YPT to discuss the playwright’s goals for their script
September 5 or 7, 2020: A staged reading in the Kennedy Center’s 2020 Page-to-Stage New Play Festival. The playwright will attend a three-hour rehearsal of their reading (date and time TBD based on actor availability).
September 2020 - May 2021: Monthly script advising meetings with YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris. These 90-minute meetings involve extensive feedback on new writing, as well as support in script elements (i.e. plot, character development, dramatic structure, etc.); they may take place via video-conferencing or in-person if circumstances allow. Writing and reading assignments to be given at the end of each script advising meeting to be completed by the next session.
Monday, February 1, or Tuesday, February 2, 2021, and Monday, May 3, or Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 7 pm: Public staged readings, followed by feedback sessions with audience members. If circumstances don’t allow for these readings to take place in-person at YPT's studio (6925 Willow Street, NW, Suite LL-230, Washington, DC 20012), they will be hosted on a live, online platform.