Thursday, March 18, 2010

Young Playwrights Theater and New Writers Now

Photo by Liz Lynch

Back in February, I had the pleasure of participating in a staged reading of three student-written plays about the theme of gentrification in Columbia Heights. The event, which was part of Young Playwrights Theater's "New Writers Now" series, took place at the GALA Hispanic Theatre to a full audience of adults and students alike. Young Playwrights Theater has quickly become one of my favorite and most admired organizations, as I've had the opportunity to participate not only in their staged readings for the public, but in assisting students in the classroom through performance while their plays are still in the developing stages. I highly encourage anyone who has a love for theatre, or even just a love for education and helping young people speak their minds to contribute to this amazing non-profit organization.

Young Playwrights Theater just posted a video which includes clips of the performances and talkback of that night's event. You can check it out below:

To check out the Washington Post article about the evening's performance, click here.


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