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

Summer Playwriting Series

The Summer Playwriting Series provides students with the tools necessary to create their own plays, including lessons in objectives, obstacles, character development, dialogue, monologue and revision.

During the summer of 2008, YPT collaborated with CityDance to provide a combined Playwriting/Choreography workshop at the Trinidad Recreation Center.

During the summer of 2007, YPT provided the summer playwriting series at Kelly Miller Middle School in Ward 7, as part of Project My Time. All students who live in Ward 7 were welcome to join the summer programming through Project My Time. 

Students created an original play Confusion: A Fairy Tale Edition. This modern urban retelling of Goldlilocks and the Three Bears was also filmed at DCTV and featured at their Youth Video Festival at E Street Cinema.
During summer 2006, YPT workshops reached hundreds of underserved students in Anacostia and six different wards of the city, in citywide programs including Kid Power, Asian American LEAD, African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, Perry School and Freedom Youth Academy. The  2006 Summer Playwriting Series was made possible by the DC Youth Investment Trust, Incorporated.