2437 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Founded in 1995 by award-winning playwright Karen Zacarías, Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) is the only professional theater in Washington, D.C. dedicated entirely to arts education. YPT uses interactive in-school and after-school programs and collaborative projects to advance student literacy, creative expression, communication and conflict resolution. YPT connects students, teachers, families, actors, playwrights and professional theaters in order to create new plays that reflect the intimate voices of their communities, with a particular focus on the diversity of the voices that make up the American experience. YPT strives to be a driving force in arts education nationally as well, leading the field with innovative arts-integrated and standards-based programs that engage students in an artistic process while truly enhancing their education.
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education – K-12