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. View more information on their Member Feature Page

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Fall Lottery

Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 7th.

Virtual In-School Playwriting Program
Presented by: Young Playwright's Theater
Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) is launching our Virtual In-School Playwriting Program. Our Programs Team has developed a series of instructional videos that will integrate our playwriting curricula into any educator’s 3rd Grade to college-level virtual classroom. Our diverse roster of teaching artists lead students through our award-winning curriculum. Our program includes a teacher implementation guide and digital classroom materials for students, and are enhanced by career actors who bring our students’ words to life, and the program can be supplemented with live video conference instruction delivered by YPT teaching artists. Our virtual curricula will be available by mid-September.
Date: Our 12-workshop curricula will be available beginning mid-September and can be integrated into any virtual classroom throughout the 2020-21 school year.
Time: TBD
Length of Event: Our program consists of 12-workshops through video curriculum. Videos run no longer than 15 minutes and are intended to be paused for class participation and writing.
Location: Virtual
Content Area: English/Language Arts
Medium: Theatre
Learning Standards: Our curricula align with Common Core Literacy standards in Writing (W), Speaking and Listening (SL) and Language (L). Specific learning standards are supported by each workshop, a full list of these standards are available in our teacher materials.
Grades: 3rd - 12th
Ticket capacity: While YPT generally caps our virtual programs at 25 students per class, implementation is flexible.
Cost: $500 per school group (25 students max) (please contact member with budget concerns)

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AHFES In-School

In-School Playwriting Program
Presented by: Young Playwrights' Theatre

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.
Length of Program: Each workshop is approximately an hour long. This program is offered as a series of 12 workshops over the course of 12 weeks (adaptable based on the needs and schedule of each school).
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: 3rd - 12th
Capacity: 30 students and at least one teacher



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