Young Playwrights’ Theater

By teaching students to express themselves through the art of playwriting, YPT develops students' language skills, and empowers them with the creativity, confidence and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. YPT honors its students by involving them in a high-quality artistic process where they feel simultaneously respected and challenged and by engaging professional theater artists in producing student plays for the community.

A reminder that the DC Collaborative no longer provides direct funds to cover costs for in-school programs. The cost is listed below and will be invoiced to your school at the time of booking. More funding may be provided by the member organization at a later date so please indicate your interest through the Lottery Request Form. Note: In-school Placements will be scheduled based on mutual availability and will be determined after the lottery requests are assigned.

Presented by: Young Playwrights’ Theater
The In-School Playwriting Program integrates the art of playwriting into the classroom in order to enhance student literacy, creative expression and communication. Students explore playwriting, revision and performance with professional playwrights, actors, directors and teaching artists in the classroom. Students learn the importance of language structure, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary choice as a means of clearly communicating their own thoughts, choices and imaginations to the world around them. During a carefully crafted series of standards-based, in-class workshops, students explore the mechanics of language, drama and self-expression, culminating in the creation of their own original play.
Discipline: Humanities, Theater
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts
Grades: 3-12
Cost: $2100 for one elementary school class, $2200 for one middle school class, $2500 for one high school class

for In-School Playwriting Workshop

Presented by: Young Playwrights’ Theater
"The Math Test" is a 35-minute school assembly that will introduce students to the art of playwriting and storytelling through dynamic improvisational performance! Young Playwrights' Theater will send a teaching artist and two professional actors to your school to perform a short play called “The Math Test.” The actors will freeze at a pivotal moment in the play, and it’s up to the students to “write” what happens next! Students will see several of their ideas acted out before their eyes, and they’ll even have a chance to see their peers and teachers join the fun! (K-6)
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts
Grades: PreK-6 
Cost: $500 for up to 300 students, $850 for two concurrent workshops

for School Assembly: The Math Test

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Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY17 partner grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.